Wonton Wrappers or Wonton Sheets are thin flour sheets that are used to make Wontons or Chinese Dumplings. Here is how to make these at home.
About This Recipe
Wonton Wrappers are thin sheets made of All-Purpose Flour, Salt, Egg, Corn Starch, and Cold Water.
These sheets are used to make the outer layer of Wontons, a type of dumplings that are very popular in Chinese cuisine.
Once they are ready, these sheets are filled with different types of exotic stuffings, made of vegetables or meat, and flavored with spices.
After they are filled, Wontons are compressed into a desired shape and size. You can also experiment with the shape of these Wontons, and make it look more appealing.
Lastly, it is fried, pan fried or steamed and served.
Just roll the dough as thin as possible using a rolling pin and then just cut them with the help of cookie cutter. I have made them round, but you can cut them into a square as well.
You can serve these Wontons along with any Asian sauce of your choice or dip it in chilli broth.
When it comes to American Chinese, the steamed ones are served along with warm soup or they are relished on its own after frying them.
Dipping the steamed Wontons into chilli broth is my favorite way to serve them. These Wontons makes for a great appetizer or a side dish along with your Chinese meal.
All-Purpose Flour – These Wonton Wrappers are made with al purpose flour. A dough is made with salt and then thin sheets are made from the same. You can also use whole wheat flour, but the taste and texture will be a little different.
Eggs – Eggs makes this Wonton Wrapper super soft when steamed.
Other Ingredients – Other than these two, you will need oil, salt and water to knead the dough. That’s it! I am sure all these ingredients will be already available in your pantry.
Step by Step Recipe
Add flour and salt in a bowl.
Make a well in the centre of the flour.
Add egg and mix using your finger tips.
Add cold water and make a soft dough.
Knead the dough for 5-6 minutes using the heels of your hands. ( This is an important step so please do not compromise on this ).
Cover the dough and keep aside for 30 minutes.
Knead again for 2 minutes. Divide the dough into 4 equal parts.
Dust and roll one part to make a thin circle. Roll the circle as thin as possible and evenly.
Cut the dough sheets into 4 inch circles using a cookie cutter.
Dust the circles with cornstarch to stop them from sticking to each other. Stack the circles to make a pile and wrap them in a cling film. Freeze until ready to use. Thaw in refrigerator for 2-3 hours before you are ready to use them.
Frequently Asked Questions
Both these wrappers are different from each other. While both of them are made with the same ingredients, they have a different consistency and are used differently.
You can use Egg Roll Wrappers if you do not have proper Wonton Sheets, but only if you want to make fried or pan-fried Wontons.
Egg Roll Wrappers doesn’t work well if you are planning to make steamed Wontons.
There are also other Chinese dumplings called Potstickers, which use a different dough and are usually steamed or fried.
Yes, you can use these to make Ravioli, use it the same way you will use the pasta dough to make the same.
Both these Wrappers, Wonton Wrappers, and Rice Wrappers are used as outer layering but the ingredients to make these are entirely different.
Wonton Sheets uses All-Purpose Flour, Egg, Salt, Corn Starch and Water, and Rice Wrappers use Rice Flour, Tapioca Flour, Salt, and Water to make the dough.
You can use Egg Roll Wrappers instead of Wonton Wrappers to make dumplings and wontons.
You can easily freeze these wrappers. Freeze wrap them into plastic sheets and pack in a zip-top bag, or freezer bags and they stay good for several months.
But before you use these frozen Wonton Sheets, make sure to thaw them in refrigerator for about 2-3 hours.
You can use these sheets in many ways.
First and foremost, you can make Wontons, fried, pan-fried, or steamed with your choice of delicious fillings.
You can use Wonton Sheets to make Taco Cups, Pies, Tarts, Mini Quiche, Salad Cups etc.
Bake these Won Ton Wrappers in a muffin tray and fill these crispy cups with your choice of fillings.
So don’t waste any time and make these Wonton Wraps. Store them in your freezer and use it at your comfort level to make some delicious and inviting recipes.
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Wonton Wrappers Recipe
- 2 cups All purpose flour
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 Egg
- Cold water for kneading
- 1/2 cup Cornstarch
- Add flour and salt in a bowl.
- Make a well in the centre of the flour.
- Add egg and mix using your finger tips.
- Add cold water and make a soft dough.
- Knead the dough for 5-6 minutes using the heels of your hands. ( This is an important step so please do not compromise on this )
- Cover the dough and keep aside for 30 minutes.
- Knead again for 2 minutes.
- Divide the dough into 4 equal parts.
- Dust the dough with cornflour and roll as thin as possible.
- Cut the dough sheets into 4 inch circles using a cookie cutter.
- Dust the circles with cornstarch generously to stop them from sticking to each other.
- Stack the circles to make a pile and wrap them in a cling film or store in an airtight container.
- Freeze until ready to use.
- Thaw in refrigerator for 2-3 hours before you are ready to use them.