Wonton Articles

How to Wrap Wontons

Wonton wrappers come in different shapes and sizes but 3 inch square ones are possibly the most common variety. The following video shows you how to fold a wonton (or how to wrap wontons) for perfect results. You can then poach or deep-fry your wontons.

How to Wrap Wontons in Different Ways

Choose from triangles, flower buds or nurse caps – your wontons will look really professional and hold together perfectly in the broth or oil as they cook. If you are baking or steaming them, you have more options because you can arrange them on top of lettuce or cabbage leaves in your steamer and expect them to stay upright. The same applies if you are baking them.

If you are tossing them in hot oil though, or making potstickers which need to fry and be steamed in the same pan, but flipped halfway through, then choose a shape which has the wonton skin completely sealed around the filling so it doesn’t come out.

How to Wrap Wontons: Making Wontons is Easy

Grab your wonton skins and ensure they are thawed out if they’ve been frozen (yes you can freeze wonton wrappers!) Gently peel them apart from one another and cover them with a moist clean towel (a tea towel or similar) to stop them drying out. It is best to grab one wonton wrapper, add the filling and then seal it, forming it into your chosen shape.

Leave the rest under the towel while you do this. Then when you are ready you can go ahead and grab the next one. Repeat until all your wontons have been made and you are happy with them. Yes, it’s that easy learning about how to wrap wontons!

I usually make the triangle shaped wontons if I am going to be deep-frying them or the moneybag shape if I’m going to steam them. But you can mix and match. Just because a recipe tells you to make half-moons or pinch in all four corners, if you prefer another wonton shape go ahead and make your own choice. The exception to this is if you are leaving the wonton open (perhaps because it’s going to be baked in the oven and you want the filling to crisp in the middle) but then you decide to deep-fry. Then the filling would run out of the wrapper.

How to Wrap Wontons: Different Wonton Wrapper Shapes

Perhaps you want to know how to fold a gyoza wrapper, and that is like a wonton wrapper but round rather than square. These are typically folded into half moon shapes but you can do other things with them such as pinching up the outside all around the filling, leaving the filling exposed. This is a common wrapping method if you plan to steam them, since you will be able to see the filling in the finished dim sum so it looks attractive, and the steam cooks the whole thing evenly.

If you are making a closed one though, always ensure you press the edges together with wet fingers (just run them under the tap) because this really helps them hold together. Oh, and make sure you squeeze any excess air out before sealing – nobody wants an exploded wonton!

What are Wontons

So, What are Wontons Exactly?

A wonton, which can also be spelt wanton, wuntun, won ton or wantan, is a type of Chinese dumpling. Wontons are made by wrapping your chosen filling in a wonton wrapper and then molding the wonton into the shape you like.

You can dip your fingertip into water to moisten the edges of the wonton wrapper before sealing it – this helps it to stick better and stay closed, because the water dissolves the extra flour.

Make sure you squeeze all the air out of the wonton, else it might rupture because of the internal pressure from the trapped air. What are wontons? Well they’re one of the most delicious little snacks to come out of China and there are lots of different shapes, fillings and varieties to choose from. Wontons are easy enough for the home cook to master in next to no time. Continue reading

Some More Hot Content For You

Other Posts You Might Like
  • Homemade Easy Wonton Recipes for Everyone
    Easy wonton recipes should find a place in your meal, or at least appetizer, rotation. Whether you fancy making wonton soup, crunchy fried wontons, sensational steamed wontons or even healthy baked ones, there are plenty of easy wonton recipes for you to choose from. These feature all your favorite ingredients from chicken to duck or pork, nutritious veggies, exciting herbs and spices, and even fruit or cheese. There are wonton recipes for ever season, occasion and palate, and wontons can make amazing comfort food, a well-deserved snack, or even a complete meal. There are homemade easy wonton recipes for everyone to enjoy. Easy Wonton .....
  • Aromatic Crab Cakes RecipeAromatic Crab Cakes Recipe
    This lovely crab cakes recipe makes a great starter or lunch and you can imagine how beautiful they smell while they are cooking. Everyone wants to know how to make the best crab cakes and this recipe will show you how easy it is to make this popular dish. Exciting Ingredients The crab cakes recipe includes potato, flour and eggs, which are basil ingredients and used to give the crab cakes the right consistency, as well as aromatic ingredients such as chilies, lime and fresh coriander. The flavor is really nice, and you are sure to appreciate they have a wonderful homemade charm. Yes could can buy crab cakes in the supermarket but they will .....
  • Top Benefits of Yoga
    Yoga is something that people overlook when talking about exercise. I mean how can it not be – it’s something that people only do for fun, right? Wrong, yoga is amazing in the benefits that it produces and the effect it has on people’s lives. There are benefits of yoga a lot of people don’t realize. You may see people bending and twisting their bodies in weird ways when you think about advanced yoga or even yoga for beginners, but in fact it’s something completely different. Yes, it does include stretching and it should be done when starting yoga. Although, if you’ve been doing yoga for a few years now, .....
  • Lamb Coconut Curry with Sweet Potato
    This lamb coconut curry with sweet potato recipe uses ground lamb rather than stewing lamb, and also includes sweet potato and peas, if you like, along with coconut milk, garlic, ginger, and curry powder to season it and add the flavors. This is a winter warmer and something lovely to enjoy on a chilly evening, to make a change from the beef or chicken curry recipes you usually prepare. An easy curry recipe to make, this lamb coconut curry with sweet potato dish is sure to appeal to all the family, and if you wish to tweak it, for example by swapping the sweet potato for pumpkin, the peas for garbanzo beans, or hot curry powder instead of .....
  • Octopus and Squid Stir FryOctopus and Squid Stir Fry
    Last night I decided to make seafood so I grabbed some raw squid (calamari) tubes and also 2 cooked octopus legs. I had an idea of how to cook them but wasn’t sure how to reheat the octopus without it going tough. I really wanted an octopus and squid stir fry though, so I went ahead with it. On the package it said to give it a couple of minutes in the microwave but I wasn’t keen on that idea. Instead I prepared a stir-fry type dish with the squid, then added the octopus at the end and just stirred it into the rest of the mixture until it was warmed through. It came out really well and octopus and squid stir fry is something I .....
  • Carisma Diabetic PotatoesCarisma Potatoes – Diabetic Low GI Potatoes
    When my husband was diagnosed with Type II diabetes a few months back, he was told to avoid sugary foods along with processed food, white potatoes, white pasta, white rice, milk chocolate and, well, the list went on. Being a Dutchman he is very into bread and potatoes so he thought those would be hard to quit. He eats whole wheat bread and the occasional sweet potato, both of which are OK for him, but I knew he missed the other stuff. And then we discovered Carisma potatoes! Carisma Potatoes – How We Discovered Them Anyway, to cut what could be a long story short, last weekend at the supermarket I spotted something called .....
  • Fun Facts About Wontons
    Let’s have a look at some fun facts about wontons. Did you know that the word wonton comes from Cantonese, not Mandarin? These tasty little dumplings are believed to have been introduced to the West by early Chinatown settlers from Canton, Southern China. Wonton literally means “swallowing clouds” in Chinese. Cantonese ones are wrapped in a yellow wrapper made from egg and flour. They often contain shrimp and ground pork. The broth is often made from shrimp shells and other flavorful ingredients. What are some other fun facts about wontons? In Shanghai the wrapping is flour-based and thicker and whiter than in Canton. The filling will .....
  • Benefits of Tai Chi
    When most people think of exercise, they think of strenuous activity. Sweating it out at the gym while trying to figure out the weight machines or pounding the pavement outside isn’t the only way to exercise, though. Some exercise can be relaxing and Tai Chi is one of those. Tai Chi is not only an exercise for the body, but only for the mind. There are benefits of Tai Chi most other exercises won’t give you......
  • Jamie Oliver Copycat Superfood SaladJamie Oliver Superfood Salad Copycat
    My husband and I had lunch at the Jamie Oliver restaurant in Cardiff last year and it was really good! I had the avocado superfood salad with smoked salmon and it really made an impression. I loved all those flavors and it looked gorgeous too. I wanted to recreate it so I came up with this Jamie Oliver superfood salad copycat recipe. It’s not identical but pretty close! What’s in It? The Jamie Oliver superfood salad copycat salad is made with avocado, beets, grains, kale, toasted seeds, and a tasty harissa and lemon dressing. On top of that you have avocado, pomegranate and poppy seeds. The following recipe is a copycat attempt, .....
  • Types of Bath Tubs and Bath Taps
    Bathrooms are an essential part of every home, and they can be as modern or traditional as you desire. Every element of the bathroom can suit your taste and needs, ensuring that this room in your home is perfect. There are different types of bath tubs to choose from you can get the result you really want. There are essential items which all bathrooms need, including a sink, toilet, and shower or bath. If you are fortunate enough to have a large bathroom you can have both. Many people cannot live without their bath tub, and some will spend hours relaxing and soaking away their stresses after deciding which of the types of bath tubs is best .....
Search
DutchEnglishFrenchGermanItalianPortugueseSpanish

Tasty Query - recipes search engine