i’ve tried to blog about something other than our garden; it just hasn’t worked out as well as i’d planned. but now that the garden has started to taper off for the season, i’m hoping to switch things up a bit. for example, we actually cook sometimes. i’m finally following through on my promise to show such an event.
i had never made wontons before – mainly because i was very intimidated by the whole process. but it turned out to be really easy.
finely dice any combination of meat and/or veggies you’d like. we used potatoes, zucchini, and onions from our garden and browned up some ground sausage.
i found these wonton wrappers in walmart, so they’re not hard to come by. place a few teaspoons of your veggie mixture in the center of the wrapper.
brush a bit of egg white along all four edges, and then fold over diagonally to make a triangle. press firmly around the two sides so they’ll hold the filling in.
here are a bunch of wontons waiting for to be fried. we just filled a cast iron pot with a few inches of oil and heated it using a candy thermometer to gauge the temperature correctly.
pop the wontons into the oil once it’s ready…
…and take them out once they turn golden brown.
place on a paper towel to dry off
aside from the time to heat the oil and wait for the wontons to cook, this isn’t a very time intensive process. but we decided to make the whole package of wontons and then freeze the leftovers for later. i can personally attest that they’re just as good – just reheat in the oven so they stay crispy.