Sunday, 19 October 2008

Fried Wanton

Fried wanton is the favourite finger food at any chinese party. I normally buy the skin from the oriental supermarket & freeze them in my freezer. If you are keen to make the skin yourself, here is the recipes:
Wanton Skin recipes:
  • 2 cups of plain flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup water, approximately


Sift flour and salt into a bowl, add egg and enough waterto mix to a stiff dough. If the dough is too soft, add a little extra sifted flour for easier handling.

Roll the dough on a well floured surface until paper thin. Use sharp knife, trim edges to form 15"x15" square. Using a ruler, cut evenly into 3" square. If you prefer a round skin, stamp out with round cutter. Place the skin on baking sheet, cover with a damp cloth until ready to use.

Makes about 25-30 skins if square & about 20 if round.

For the filling:

  • 100g shelled prawns, minced
  • 200g minced pork or chicken meat
  • 50g water chestnuts, chopped finely
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped carrot
  • 1 tbsp chopped spring onion


  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp sugar
  • Pinch of pepper
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp corn flour
Place one teaspoon of the filling in the centre of each wantan wrapper. Fold into small pouches. Seal the edges of each pouch with a bit of water.Heat enough oil in a wok until just hot. Put in wantan in batches and deep-fry until golden brown in colour. Remove and drain on paper towels. Serve the crispy wantan with the dipping sauce. or sweet chilli sauce

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