Shrimp Wontons

Elizabeth Seal

By
@MamaSeal

Reposted from Salpy's International Kitchen ...

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Serves:
6
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Deep Fry

Ingredients

1 lb
raw shrimp (peeled, deveined and chopped)
2
scallions (finely chopped)
1/2-inch
piece fresh ginger (peeled and grated)
1 clove
fresh garlic (finely minced)
1 tsp
rice vinegar
1 tsp
sesame oil
1 tsp
soy sauce
1/4 tsp
ground white pepper
salt to taste
1 tsp
cornstarch
1
egg, separated
1 pkg
thin wonton skins
oil for frying wontons

Step-By-Step

1In a medium sized bowl, mix together the shrimp, the egg white, and the rest of the ingredients, with the exception of the egg yolk.
2Add the cornstarch and stir to blend. The mixture should be stiff. Set aside to marinate for a half-hour.
3Lightly beat the egg yolk in a bowl. You will be using it to assemble the wontons.
4Place a wonton skin on a flat, dry work surface with a corner pointing toward you. Place 1 teaspoon of filling in the center of the wrapper.
5Lightly brush the two edges farthest from you with beaten egg yolk. Fold the Wonton in half, away from you, making a triangle. Press edges firmly to seal.
6Lightly brush the two corners nearest you with egg yolk, fold them over your finger, and press together to seal. (This makes them look like cute bundles, but don't worry if they come apart in the hot oil; what matters is that the filling stays out.)
7Place the finished wontons on a tray that has been lightly dusted with cornstarch.
8Heat Vegetable oil in a deep skillet. Fry Wontons a few at a time until golden.
9Drain on paper towels and serve warm, as-is or with your favorite plum sauce or dumpling sauce.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Seafood Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: Chinese