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Crispy Fried Wontons Recipe

Crispy Fried Wontons Recipe

Ingredients :

    • 12 frozen spring roll wrappers or square wonton wrappers (each 20 cm/ 8 in across), thawed
    • 375 g (11/2 cups) chopped fresh prawn meat
    • 150 g (5 oz) ground pork
    • 1 onion, minced
    • 1 spring onion, green part only, minced
    • 1 egg, white and yolk separated
    • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
    • 1 tablespoon sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper
    • Oil for deep-frying
    • 1 portion Vietnamese Dipping Sauce
    • Vietnamese Herb Accompaniments

Method :

    1. Prepare the Vietnamese Dipping Sauce.
    2. Combine the prawns, pork, onion, spring onion, egg white, fish sauce, sugar and ground pepper in a large bowl.Mix vigorously with your hands until the texture is lightly stiff, about 3–4 minutes.
    3. Gently separate the wrappers and cut each wrapper into triangles. Spread the prawn mixture thinly on each triangle, leaving small gaps (1 cm/ 3/8 in) around the edges. Beat the egg yolk lightly and dab it around the edges of the wrapper. Place another triangular wrapper on top and press the edges to seal completely. Repeat the process with all the prawn mixture to make more wontons.
    4. Heat the oil in a wok or deep saucepan over medium heat until hot. Gently lower the wontons into the oil, a few at a time, and deep-fry for 2–3 minutes each side, until golden brown and crispy on all sides. Remove and drain on paper towels.
    5. Serve the fried wontons with the Vietnamese Dipping Sauce and Vietnamese Herb Accompaniments. To eat, place a wonton in a piece of lettuce and top with herbs of your choice.Wrap the lettuce around the wonton and dip in the Sauce.

Makes 12 wontons
Preparation time : 40 mins
Cooking time : 30 mins