Thursday, August 11, 2011

Fried Wonton (Fried Meatballs) Chinese Recipe

Wonton is one of the popular dishes among the Chinese community. There are many ways to prepare wonton. You can boil in a soup or deep fry the wonton.

My husband behaves like a typical child who doesn't like to take some vegetable such as leek and green onion. In order to encourage him to eat this type of vegetable, I have to make the dish into more appetizing such as mixing the minced meat/prawn with small pieces of green onion, carrot or leek in the wonton wraps. Fried wonton is his favourite dish and in the end, it really works. I hope this method would help the mothers to enhance their creativity with colour, taste and shapes when preparing meals for their children.

Fried Wanton chinese recipe
Fried Wonton ready to be served.

  • 1/2 pound (200g) of minced meat (preferably minced pork for more tasty)
  • some green onion and carrots, chop into small pieces like minced meat
  • 1 pack of wonton wraps (picture shown below)
  • wanton wraps chinese recipe
  • some cooking oil for deep frying
Marinate sauce:
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese rice wine
  • some dash of white pepper
  1. Mix minced meat with all of the marinated sauce in a bowl. Then, add in small pieces of green onion and carrots and combine them well with the minced meat. Leave to marinate for 30 minutes.
  2. Take one wonton skin and lay on your palm. Make sure that your hand is dry before holding the wonton skin. 
  3. Take 1 teaspoon of the mixture (minced meat+green onion+carrots) and place it in the middle of the wonton skin. Look at the picture below.
minced meat in wanton wrap chinese recipe

      4.  Moisture all the edges of wonton skin with water and fold diagonally to meet the other end. Press all
           the edges with your thumb and pointer (index) finger in order to seal the wonton skin. Now, your
           wonton wrap is in triangular shape after the folding process.

Fold in diagonally of a triangle wanton chinese recipe

       5.  Repeat the process from no. 2 to no. 5 for the remaining wonton wraps.
       6.  Heat cooking oil in your frying pan with high heat (high fire). Since this is deep frying, you have to
            fill the pan about half of your thumb with cooking oil.
       7.  When the cooking oil becomes hot in the pan, turn from high heat to medium heat (medium fire).
             Arrange the triangular wonton wraps in the frying pan in batches. When the wonton wraps turn
             into golden brown (just like the 1st picture), turn the other side of wonton wraps with chopsticks or
             a slotted spoon and leave it to deep fry for a few minutes until it turns golden brown. Make sure to
             fry both sides of wonton wraps into golden brown.
       8.  Remove and drain the fried wonton on paper towel before ready to dish out.

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