Crispy Wontons Recipe - Crisp wontons stuffed with vegetable filling.

This recipe is from the book Best of Chinese Cooking.

Main Ingredients : Wonton wrappers ( वॉनटॉन रैपर्स ) , Oil ( ऑइल )

Cuisine : Chinese

Course : Starter

Crispy Wontons

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Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Medium

Ingredients for Crispy Wontons

  • Wonton wrappers 24

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Garlic finely chopped 4-6 cloves

  • Spring onions finely chopped 2

  • Green capsicums seeded and chopped finely 2 medium

  • French beans finely chopped 8-10

  • Carrots finely chopped 2 medium

  • Cabbage finely chopped 1/2 small

  • White pepper powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • MSG 1/4 teaspoon

  • Soy sauce 1 teaspoon

Method

Step 1

Heat two tablespoons of oil in a wok or a pan, add garlic and stir fry for half a minute. Add spring onions, capsicums, French beans, carrots and cabbage and continue to stir fry for a couple of minutes more, stirring and tossing continuously.

Step 2

Add white pepper powder, salt, MSG and soy sauce and cook for half a minute. Set aside to cool. Divide prepared filling into twenty four equal portions. Place a portion of the filling in the center of each wonton wrapper, wet the edges with a little water, fold into half diagonally, twist the ends and stick.

Step 3

Repeat this process to prepare all the wontons. Heat sufficient oil in a wok, add prepared wontons and deep fry for two to three minutes or until crisp and golden brown. Drain on absorbent paper. Serve hot with Sichuan sauce.

How to make Crispy Wontons

Step 1

Heat two tablespoons of oil in a wok or a pan, add garlic and stir fry for half a minute. Add spring onions, capsicums, French beans, carrots and cabbage and continue to stir fry for a couple of minutes more, stirring and tossing continuously.

Step 2

Add white pepper powder, salt, MSG and soy sauce and cook for half a minute. Set aside to cool. Divide prepared filling into twenty four equal portions. Place a portion of the filling in the center of each wonton wrapper, wet the edges with a little water, fold into half diagonally, twist the ends and stick.

Step 3

Repeat this process to prepare all the wontons. Heat sufficient oil in a wok, add prepared wontons and deep fry for two to three minutes or until crisp and golden brown. Drain on absorbent paper. Serve hot with Sichuan sauce.

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