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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Fried Round Wantan

Fried wantans that come in various shapes and sizes are common items that we see at Dim Sum outlets.  Basically, the fillings are the same.  Served hot with chilli sauce or mayonnaise makes it yummy and appetising especially among the children.  At anytime, you can be tempted to go for several helpings.

Since I have some Gyoza pastry left from my Sui Kow making, I might as well used them to prepare fried wantans with round shape.   This recipe is from Amy Beh but I adjusted a little of the seasoning to suit our taste.   Not too bad and it is easy to do.

I'm submitting submitting this post to Small Small Baker: Aspiring Bakers #19: Dim Sum Affair (May 2012)   hosted by SSB of Small Small Baker.

[makes about 20 pieces]
100 gm prawns - shelled and minced
100 gm minced meat with some fats [I used lean meat]
50 gm water chestnuts - chopped finely
2 dried Chinese mushrooms - soaked and chopped
1 tbsp each of chopped spring onions and coriander
40 pieces of round wantan skin [I used Japanese Gyoza skin - store bought]
chilli sauce and mayonnaise
enough oil for frying

1/2 tsp each of salt, sugar and pepper to taste
1 tsp chicken stock granules or 1/4 tsp msg
1 tsp each of  light soy sauce and sesame oil
1 tbsp water
1 tsp cornflour
  1. Combine meat and prawns with seasoning.  Stir in direction to mix well into a sticky paste.  Then add in mushrooms, water chestnuts, chopped spring onions and coriander.  Continue to stir for a few more seconds until mixture is well combined into a thick paste.  Slap against the bowl several times.  Rest in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  2. To prepare the wantans, place about 1 tablespoon filling on the centre of wantan skin.  Apply a little water around the edges of the skin with your finger.  Place another pastry skin over the filling to cover.  Press the edges all round to seal well.  Repeat the same until all the filling and pastry skin is used up.
  3. Heat up enough oil in wok on medium low heat.  Fry wantans in batches until golden brown and crispy.  Remove and drain on absorbent kitchen towels.  
  4. To serve, cut fried round wantan into half or quartered.   Serve immediately with chilli sauce chilli Sauce [Dipping Sauce] or mayonnaise. 


Kit @ i-lostinausten said...

I love the shape of these wantan! What a great idea! :)

Kimmy said...

Thanks, I love to try new ways of doing things. Cooking and baking are not easy tasks esp. when there is time constraint. Making them EZ and simple yet yummy is important.

Zoe said...

Totally agree that this is a great idea to use up the leftover gyoza pastry. You are right... making these wantan into round shapes will increase the crispy area... Yum!

Kimmy said...

I always try not to waste food ingredients. Glad you like it. Also good to know there is consensus of the mind.

Carole said...

Kimmy, thanks for bringing these over to the snack table. Cheers

kimmy said...

Hi Carole, you're most welcome.

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