Thursday, March 1, 2012

How to Make Homemade Wontons

I don't know about you, but my family LOVES Chinese food! My mother-in-law is the best white Chinese food cook I know, and that makes for a spoiled husband who is quite picky about how I make Chinese food.

That is why this recipe is AWESOME. Not only is it easy (TWO STEPS!), but it only takes three ingredients and tastes great! Want to know how to do it? Here's how:

What You'll Need:

Cream Cheese (Plain flavored)
Wonton Wrappers - You can buy them at almost any supermarket - but they are found by the produce.
Vegetable Oil

Step One: Prep your Wontons

Take a wonton wrapper and scoop with a spoon a dollop of cream cheese into the center of it. Using your fingers, dip them into water and seal the wonton in half by pressing it together. Set aside on plate. You can fold in half (pictured), or fourths by folding it in half again.

Set aside and let dry. If there is any excess cream cheese peeking out, wipe it off. If you do not, when they are cooking they will pop the oil everywhere (which can be chaotic in a small kitchen such as mine where you cannot escape).

Step Two: Cook!

Take a frying pan or skillet (or wok for that matter, any will work) and fill the bottom with the vegetable oil. Turn the stove onto half heat - I promise it will be warm enough to cook your wontons (any hotter and you risk oil splatters - OUCH!).

They only take a moment to cook, so stay close! Flip after a moment and let the other side cook. Place on a plate with paper towels (to absorb the oil) and let cool.

They look browner when removed from the oil, so make sure you aren't overcooking them. It is quite easy to do. When they are cooling off, they will darken up.

Step Three: Once cool- ENJOY YOUR WONTONS! Whether it be with a meal or just a snack. I usually serve with a stir fry or Cashew Chicken.

Of course you can add to this recipe. Some people have added crab with the cream cheese, others keep it plain like I do. What would you add?


1 comment:

  1. those look delish!