Deep fried wontons are another appetizer dish that a lot of people enjoy. This is especially since this grub has already been greatly Americanized that some recipes don’t even feel Asian anymore. In any case, most takes are still very tasty, so they’re definitely worth having.
But as wontons are also usually deep fried, they’re not exactly the healthiest apps out there. But so what?
¼ cup of finely chopped green onions
½ teaspoon of grated fresh ginger root
½ teaspoon of salt
¾ pound of ground pork
1 (16 ounce) package of wonton skins
1 tablespoon of Kikkoman Soy Sauce
1 teaspoon of cornstarch
8 canned water chestnuts, finely chopped
Tomato ketchup and hot mustard (or Kikkoman Sweet & Sour Sauce)
Vegetable oil for deep-frying
- Combine the pork with the water chestnuts, green onions, soy sauce, cornstarch, salt and ginger in a medium bowl and mix well.
- Place ½ teaspoonful of the pork mixture in the center of each wonton skin.
- Fold the wonton skin over the filling to form a triangle. Turn the top of the triangle down to meet the fold. Turn over and moisten 1 corner with water. Then overlap the opposite corner over the moistened corner and press together firmly.
- Heat the oil in your deep fryer (or wok or large saucepan) over medium-high heat to 375 degrees F.
- Deep-fry the wontons a few at a time for 2 to 3 minutes or until they’re brown and crispy.
- Take them out when they’re done and drain them on paper towels.
- Serve warm with ketchup and mustard or sweet & sour sauce, as you wish.
Health Benefits of Deep Fried Wonton:
As the recipe above might have already told you, wontons are very versatile dishes, so even if not all of them are the most nutritious bites, you can easily make yours healthy.
How? Here are a few techniques:
1. Use gluten-free or whole wheat wonton wrappers instead.
Most wonton wrappers are just made of egg and flour, so they’re not exactly the healthiest food items out there. You can, however, use gluten-free and whole wheat options instead. These aren’t always easily available in stores, though, but they’re very easy to make.
2. Load it up with veggies.
As this dish is very versatile, you have the freedom to pack your wontons with vegetables. Add some carrots, onions, and other fresh ingredients to give it more flavor and nutrients.
And since you’re already deep frying your wontons with this recipe, you can already worry less about the fats and calorie content of your wontons. All you’ll need now is to dig in and enjoy your tasty dish.