Deep Fried Wantan is a very popular starter in any Chinese Restaurant. It is actually very cheap to make at home. It is simple, easy and quick. My secret to a lot of my delicious, quick recipes is minced meat. Most of the time I marinade 2kg of minced meat and then pack them into small packets and freeze them. I use them in making dumplings, wantan soup, fried wantan, fried noodles, noodle soup, tofu dishes or to fry with vegetables.
I have shared in my earlier post how to marinade minced meat. You can click here for it. Once you have the marinaded minced meat, the rest is very easy. For this recipe, deep fried wantan, all you need is wantan skin which you can easily buy from any Oriental supermarket.
Place a teaspoon of the minced meat in the centre of a piece of wantan skin.
Wet the area around the minced meat so that the folded edges will stick together. Gather the edges towards the centre as shown. Of course you can fold in many other different ways but I love this open top type which looks like a flower after you fried it.
Make as many as you want. When you have done that, heat up some oil in a frying pan and deep fry them. I didn’t use a lot of oil so I had to carefully turn them over to fry the top part. The reason is because I do not want to waste the oil as I don’t re-use the oil after frying. The best of course is to pour enough oil to cover the wantan. This will ensure almost perfect flower wantan. Serve with your favourite dipping sauce. I just love it with Thai sweet chili sauce.
Do you like to eat wantan? Do you like it dry, in soup or deep fried? Do you make wantan? Please share, add or comment in the comment box below.
Another crunchy snack that you may be interested in:
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