My students are always saying they want Chinese food… and I am really good at making it, if I do say so myself. Wontons are my specialty from what it seems. Then again, we do not eat much fried food so the girls get excited when I say we are having wontons.
I’ll be honest, the hardest part of making the wontons is the wrapper. If you purchase it from the store, it will be as simple as add the cream cheese inside, fold, drop in hot oil, pull out and eat.
But I cannot do things the simple way… However, if I have extra time (and it is worth the extra time) I can cut up more, put pieces of parchment paper between each wrapper, and freeze them for up to three months…
I do believe that is going on my to-do list for next weekend.
Try it for yourself:
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup of water
- 2 cups flour
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 4 oz. cream cheese
- Mix all of the wonton wrapper ingredients together until well blended. Let sit ten minutes.
- Heat up oil.
- Combine into two balls, roll one ball out to 1/4" and cut into 3 1/2" squares (I use my square cookie cutters for this). Wrap the cream cheese up in the wontons.
- Drop into hot oil, let sit for about a minute, pull out of oil, drain, and place onto paper towel line bowl.