Fried Won Tons
1/2 lb. ground pork or chicken
1/4 cup minced water chestnuts
1 T. soy sauce
1 T. Sherry or White Wine
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. sugar
2 scallions minced
dash of black pepper
package of 40 won ton wrappers
small bowl of water
Oil for deep frying
Mix all ingredients except the won ton wrappers in a bowl.
Place one tablespoon of the meat mixture in the center of the won ton wrap.
Moisten the edge of the won ton with water.
Fold won ton into a triangle
With the point facing down, take the right point to the left point, moisten with water and press together. It will look like a nurses cap.
Heat oil in a deep pan or wok. Make sure it is hot before dropping won tons into the oil. Drain on a cookie sheet with a wire rack on top.
Serve with plum sauce or a Chinese hot mustard sauce.
They can be frozen when cool and then reheated in a 350 degree oven while still frozen.
Pairs Well With
This is a great appetizer I learned to make while taking a Chinese cooking class. They can be made ahead, frozen and then re heated.