Deep Fried Wantan

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Delicious deep fried wantan

Delicious deep fried wantan

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.

Minced meat in wantan skin

Minced meat in wantan skin

Place a teaspoon of the minced meat in the centre of a piece of wantan skin.

Gather edges

Gather edges

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.

Wantan ready to be fried

Wantan ready to be fried

Frying the wantan

Frying the wantan

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:
Easy To Cook - Crunchy Dumplings For Snack or Appetizer

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Divina  on October 5th, 2009

Who doesn’t like deep fried? :) Once in a while I do eat foods like these. Occasional treat are not that bad most especially if someone made it for you. I haven’t made wantan (we call it wonton) in such a long time. I love it in soups with noodles in chicken broth.

penny aka jeroxie  on October 5th, 2009

I love my wonton done anyway. Each has its own unique taste. I am a wonton addict. Must always order the wonton soup when I go for yumcha.

Mary  on October 6th, 2009

@Divina - Thanks for sharing. Wantan is actually so easy as long as there’s minced meat. I also love it in soup. The dry type on its own is also very delicious. Or we often go for wantan noodles which is dry noodles topped with a few wantan.

@Penny - Totally agree with you that wantan, if nicely cooked, can be addictive.

Rochelle (Acquired Taste)  on October 6th, 2009

I too love wontons/wantans. I like mine fried or steamed with a variety of fillings, but usually make mine vegetarian in order to get my son to eat more veggies and tofu!

Mary  on October 7th, 2009

@Rochelle - Thanks for sharing. Agree with you that wantans or dumplings is a great way to hide more veggies to get picky kids to eat more veggies. I do that too. It is also very easy to do. My children would make their own wantan whenever they feel like eating them.

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