Today I'm making my own wonton! Wontons are fairly easy to make. They can be either deep fried or boiled depending on what ways of eating suits you. Most importantly, they go perfectly with almost everything! They are great snacks, or dinner side dishes.
There are plenty of different ways you could use to wrap the wontons. Since I'm deep frying them, I thought the little "crown" like wontons look super fancy at the end. It is indeed a little hard for me to take photos while wrapping them so I decided to draw them instead. Hopefully it is easier for you to understand as well.
Give it a try and I hope you will like it. Happy cooking!
Ingredients For the marinade:
250 g pork mince
2 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp concentrated chicken stock (can be replace by salt)
2 tsp garlic powder
1 stalk of spring onion (chopped finely)
1 carrot (chopped finely)
1 pack of wonton wrapper
A small bowl of water
In a large bowl, mix pork mince, sesame oil, chicken stock, garlic powder, spring onion and carrot.
Mix well and let it marinate for at least 30 minutes.
Along with a bowl of water at the side, start preparing wonton. Take one of the wrapper and put a spoonful of mixture in the middle.
Brush some water at 2 sides of the wrapper perpendicular to each other.
(Looking at the photo, brush water at the dotted lines)
Fold the wonton into a triangle by pinching the sides. (Make sure no air is trapped inside)
Looking at the image again, brush some water on the 2 sides of the triangle.
Lastly, join the 2 points together and give it a pinch to make sure they stick properly.
After wrapping, they should look like this.
In a small pot, on a high flame, prepare oil for deep frying
Leave the wonton in for at least 2 to 3 minutes or until the wonton turns golden brown
Blot the excess oil with kitchen towels and the dish will be ready in no time.