Recipes for wontons can be perfect for people searching for new and delicious snack ideas. Wontons are a variety of Chinese dumpling and can be either steamed or fried. There are several different ingredients, which need to be combined to make the perfect wonton.
Common ingredients found in wontons
To achieve the ultimate flavor within the wonton, you will need to explore the different core ingredients. All recipes for wontons will expect you to use these ingredients; however, you can experiment with different ingredients and flavors to suit your taste.
You will need to combine your core ingredients before adding the meat, fish or vegetables that you have selected. These core ingredients include garlic, soy sauce, sesame oil and ginger, all of which will enhance the other flavors.
Wontons are incredibly straightforward to make
Many families love to make wontons together, and for some Chinese people, it is an incredibly old tradition. Generations will gather to create the perfect wontons, for special occasions and events for everyone to enjoy.
Once you have found the ideal recipes for wontons to follow, you can pass it through your generations and create your own tradition. Children love to be involved when making these snacks, and you will be surprised how skilled they can become.
You will need:
· 1 lb meat, fish or vegetables depending on your taste
· 1 tablespoon sesame oil
· 4 cups finely chopped Napa cabbage
· Salt and pepper, to taste
· 2 tablespoons garlic, minced if possible
· 2 tablespoons soy sauce
· 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
· Wrappers for wontons
· Water, as needed
Combine the cabbage, meat or fish, with garlic and ginger in a bowl, and mix together using your hands. Mix the sesame oil, salt and pepper and soy sauce together before pouring on to your main ingredients.
Place your wonton wrapper onto a lightly floured surface and add a small amount of the mixture, ensuring that you do not use too much. Brush some water around the edges of the wrapper, before gathering up into a parcel.
How to cook the wontons
Steaming the wontons is the traditional method found in several recipes for wontons and can be achieved incredibly easily. If you prefer, you can fry the wonton, to provide you with a crispy alternative. Both methods will cook the wontons within 10 minutes, making them an ideal snack food for parties.
Invest in a steamer if you want to steam them easily. These are made from bamboo (or metal) and the hot steam will rise and cook them. Deep frying is another option and wontons will be cooked in a couple of minutes if you deep fry them.