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8 Ways to Use Wonton Wrappers

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8 Ways to Use Wonton Wrappers

 

Think wonton wrappers are just for pot stickers and soup? Think again! From sweet pastries to hearty Italian, and so much in between, wonton wrappers are amazingly versatile and a great substitute in recipes that can be quite time consuming and intimidating. Click through to check out some fabulous, and surprising, uses for wonton wrappers.

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Who says wontons are only for savory dishes? Try out these tasty chocolate wontons.

1. Dessert Wontons with Chocolate Filling

Ingredients:

  • 1 Egg
  • 10 Wonton wrappers
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Powdered sugar
  • Quartered strawberries, or sliced bananas for garnish (optional)

Special Equipment:
Wok or deep fryer (if you don’t have either, you can use a large, heavy-bottomed saucepan)
Deep fry thermometer

Instructions:
1. Whisk egg and 1 tablespoon of water in a small bowl. Working on a clean dry countertop or cutting board, place a wonton wrapper so that a tip is pointing towards you. Add 1 teaspoon of chocolate chips in the center of the wrapper. With a pastry brush, coat a thin layer of egg along the edges of the wrapper. Fold into triangle, getting out as much air as you can from the inside. Press along the edges with your fingers to make sure the wrapper is sealed well. While you’re working, keep the folded wontons under a damp towel to prevent drying.

2. In your wok, deep fryer, or saucepan, heat about 2 inches of oil until the temperature reaches 350 degrees. Gently add wontons, 3-4 at a time (don’t overcrowd them!) and fry until golden brown. This can take anywhere from 45 seconds to 1 1/2 minutes. Flip and fry the other side, for a few seconds less than the first side. Let the wontons drain on a paper towel. Let cool for a few minutes. Top with powdered sugar and strawberries and serve warm.

Recipe Adapted From: Steamy Kitchen


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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.

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7:18AM PDT on May 1, 2013

Thanks for the recipe ideas :)

1:03AM PDT on Apr 15, 2013

gosh thanks yum chocolate in wontons. wow. crunchy with chocolate

11:09AM PDT on Mar 24, 2013

some good ideas here

5:29PM PST on Feb 23, 2013

Few i would try.

2:48AM PST on Feb 23, 2013

Thanks!

8:40AM PST on Feb 22, 2013

Love that nachos recipe !

8:22AM PST on Feb 21, 2013

Always mould and deep fry / baked my wonton wrappers ~ as salad bowl

8:48PM PST on Feb 20, 2013

Interesting recipes, while I am a chocolate lover would have never guessed that chocolate would be one of these.

9:44AM PST on Feb 13, 2013

Thanks for these tasty recipes

8:46PM PST on Feb 5, 2013

Great choices, thanks.

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