Fried Won Tons
  • Cooking Time: 3 to 5 minutes
  • Servings: 40
  • Preparation Time: 30 minutes
  • 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
  • 1 egg
  • 2 scallions minced
  • dash of black pepper
  • package of 40 won ton wrappers
  • small bowl of water
  • Oil for deep frying
  1. Mix all ingredients except the won ton wrappers in a bowl.
  2. Place one tablespoon of the meat mixture in the center of the won ton wrap.
  3. Moisten the edge of the won ton with water.
  4. Fold won ton into a triangle
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Serve with plum sauce or a Chinese hot mustard sauce.
  8. They can be frozen when cool and then reheated in a 350 degree oven while still frozen.
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.