Fried Won Tons by Maggie
I have adjusted her recipe to settle on this little gem and it has always been a hit for as long as I can remember.
It has inexpensive simple ingredients and it's easy to do.
We always have these along with our leftover fried rice.
1/4 lblean ground beef
2 Tbspfinely diced fresh mushrooms
2 Tbspfinely diced water chestnuts
1 Tbspchopped bean sprouts
·won ton wrappers
How to Make Fried Won Tons by Maggie
- Lay a won ton wrapper out on your cutting board.
Moisten the edges of the wrapper and then take about 1 teaspoon of the meat mixture and place it near one corner of the wrapper.
- Heat about an inch of oil in a skillet or pot until it reaches about 325.
Carefully lay the won tons - a few at a time - seam side down in the hot oil. Cook until golden then turn and cook the other side until golden brown.
- Transfer to a wire rack on top of a baking sheet and place in heated oven.
Continue cooking until you've made all of them.
- Transfer to a paper lined plate, sprinkle lightly with fine salt and serve.
- You can eat these plain or use a dipping sauce.
My favorite way is to use a little bowl with a squirt of ketchup and a puddle of hot mustard.
I make the hot mustard by mixing a wee bit of water with Coleman's powdered dry mustard .. trust me it is spicy !
- NOTE: Double or triple the recipe if desired. I try to make only enough to eat at one meal as they are a little rough to re-heat unless you have an air fryer.
Also .. the leftover won ton wrappers can be cut into strips or triangles and take only a couple of seconds to fry up into some really nice chips.
Sprinkle some with fine salt or sprinkle some with sugar or cinnamon sugar for a sweet treat.
While the amounts listed are small ..this does make a fair amount of won tons.
If your grocery has a salad bar section I suggest you go there and get 1 or 2 mushrooms and a few bean sprouts and anything else you don't need a lot of. In the end you will save money and not be wasting food.