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Won Tons

I thought I better post today since I'll be out of town for awhile. So, here's our favorite "appetizer" - usually we eat it as a meal, with rice and veggies, but they are fun to take as appetizers to any event or potluck.

Directions: buy a package of wonton wrappers (found in the cold part of the produce section - by the pre-made salads). Brown about 1/2-1 lb. sausage. When sausage is cooked, add very finely diced celery, and one egg lightly beaten. Stir it around until the egg is cooked. You can do any combination of wonton filling you want, this is just what we like. Some people do shrimp, or ground pork, and add water chestnuts, grated carrots, or whatever else you think would be good. Once the filling is all done, start wrapping the wontons according to the directions on the back, this is the fun part.... get your whole family helping you or it will take awhile.... but it is WORTH the wait! :)

Here's how I wrap them: (I should have pictures for this, sorry) I turn them so they are diamond shape in front of me, put a little filling in the middle, wet the edges with my finger, with water, fold it up so it makes a triangle. Then wet the edges again and fold the corners into the middle - they end up looking like a little triangular hat.

After you wrap them, you just deep fry them in a little oil until they are crispy and golden brown. Then we serve them with our special won ton sauce:

Sweet and Sour Sauce:
2 Tb. cornstarch or 4 T. flour
1/2 c. water
1/2 c. vinegar
1 c. sugar
2 T. soy sauce
2 T. ketchup

Bring to a simmer, and stir constantly with a whisk until thick and bubbly. Like I said, we eat our wontons with rice, sweet and sour sauce, and veggies.... it is always a special occasion when we make wontons!!!


Cassi said...

Kara thanks for being so good about posting recipes!! Especially when you're getting ready to go out of town!
These sound so good! We love won tons so I'll definitely have to try this out!!

David and Shelly said...

These sound really good! I also like to make gyoza (potstickers). It is a similar process but with a soy sauce and vinegar mix sauce to dip.