Fried Wonton



Fried Wonton

Homemade, easy-to-make, crispy and delicious wontons with simple everyday ingredients.    These fried wontons are the perfect party food.




1 pound ground meat (chicken, turkey, beef, lamb, pork)
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
1 stalk green onion, chopped
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 tablespoons oyster sauce
1/2 cup water
1 egg
50 wonton wrappers, defrosted
cooking oil for frying



Step 1:    In a large bowl, add the meat, ginger, garlic, green onions, soy sauce, oyster sauce and mix well to combine. To make the egg wash, in a small bowl, add the water and egg and whisk with a fork.



Step 2:    To assemble the wontons, place a wonton wrapper flat in the palm of your hand. Add 1 teaspoon of mixture to the center of the wrapper. Dip a finger in the egg wash, and paint all 4 edges with the wash. Fold the wonton right in the middle.   Then fold it again.    Seal tightly all around. Make sure there are no air pockets or holes in the wonton. Fold the two  points together and seal to make the wonton shape.   Place folded wonton on a clean, dry plate or baking sheet and cover with plastic wrap to avoid drying out. When wontons are all folded, you can store or freeze.



Step 3:    To fry wontons, add 1 to 1 1/2 inches of cooking oil to a wok or pot. Heat the oil until it reaches 375F. Add a few wontons to the oil to fry, turning occasionally until they are golden brown. Remove them to a draining rack placed over a baking sheet so they can drain excess oil.