Wonton Wrappers

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Did you know that making Wonton Wrappers (Wonton Skin, Wonton Wraps) at home is incredibly easy? Make a big batch, freeze, and use the wraps to make wontons or dumplings with your favorite fillings.

Wonton wrappers served on a plate.
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About Homemade Wonton Wrappers

Wonton Wrappers (Wonton Skin, Wonton Wraps) are paper-thin sheets of dough used to make the outer layer of wontons or dumplings.

Making these sheets at home is incredibly easy and by using just 5 simple pantry ingredients, you can make perfect wrappers at home.

Once the wonton skins are ready, you can fill them with your choice of fillings and make wontons or dumplings.

These sheets freeze very well for months. I always make a big batch, freeze it, and keep using them whenever I crave a warm wonton soup or steamy dumplings.

These homemade wonton wrappers are much better than store-bought packets. Why, you may ask?

  1. Made using high-quality ingredients
  2. Free of preservatives and other chemicals
  3. Economical

You can easily double or triple the recipe to make a big batch.

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Ingredients

Wonton wrappers ingredients.

All-Purpose Flour – These wraps are traditionally made using all-purpose flour. You can try making them with whole wheat flour for a healthy alternative, but the taste and texture will differ slightly.

Cornstarch – It makes the skins firmer and chewier. It also promotes stretchability and a delicate, thin finish.

Egg Yolk – Adding egg yolk helps make the wontons soft and supple.

Other Ingredients – You will also need salt and cold water.

How To Make Wonton Wrappers

Stir 2 cups of all-purpose flour and 1 teaspoon salt in a large bowl.

Flour and salt added to a bowl.

Make a well in the center of the flour.

Add the egg yolk to the well and mix it with the flour using a spoon or clean fingertips.

Egg yolk added to the bowl.

Add cold water (approx ½ cup) little by little and mix everything with a spoon (or your hands) until the mixture comes together and a soft dough is made. You can add more water if required.

Adding cold water to the bowl.
Soft dough made.

Turn the dough onto the counter and knead for 5-6 minutes using the heels of your hands. Kneading helps to form gluten and makes the dough smooth and elastic. This is a very important step to getting perfect wonton sheets.

The dough should be firm but smooth when you are done. If your dough is too tacky, add a little extra flour to your counter and knead again.

Note – You can use a stand mixer fitted with a dough attachment to mix and knead.

Kneading the dough.
Ready dough.

Cover the dough with a damp towel and rest on the counter for 30 minutes.

Dough covered with a damp towel.

Knead once again for 2 minutes and divide it into 2 equal parts.

Dough divided into 2 parts.

Take out one part and cover the rest with the towel.

Lightly dust your countertop with cornstarch (NOT flour), and roll it into a rough rectangle using a rolling pin as thin as possible. Thick wrappers produce an overly doughy result that can overwhelm the filling.

Dough rolled very thin.

Cut into 4-inch squares (using a knife or a pizza cutter and ruler) or circles (using a round cookie cutter).

Cut into 4-inch squares.

Dust the wrappers generously with cornstarch to stop them from sticking together.

Stack them and wrap them in cling film. Keep the covered stacks in a ziplock bag or an airtight container and freeze for up to 3 months.

Repeat with the remaining dough.

Thaw the wrappers overnight (or 2-3 hours) in the fridge before using them.

Ready wontons wrappers dusted with cornstarch to prevent them from sticking.

You can also cut these into rounds for dumplings.

Wonton Wrappers laying on a plate.

Pro Tips By Neha

The key to perfect wonton wrappers is the dough. Ensure that you knead it well until it is very soft and elastic.

Dust the work surface with cornstarch (NOT flour) and roll the dough. Cornstarch makes these covers slightly chewy, just like you want.

Roll the wonton wrapper dough as thin as possible. You can use a pasta machine to roll.

Dust the wrappers generously with cornstarch to prevent them from sticking together.

While using these wrappers for dumplings or wontons, do not overload them with filling. It might break due to excess filling.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are egg roll wrappers and wonton wrappers the same?

Both these wrappers are different from each other. While both 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 don’t work well if you plan to make steamed wontons.

Can I use wonton wrappers to make ravioli?

Yes, you can use the same dough to make ravioli. Use it in the same way you will use pasta dough.

What is the difference between wonton wrappers and rice wrappers?

Both these wrappers are used as outer coverings, but the ingredients to make them are entirely different.

Wonton sheets use all-purpose flour, egg, salt, cornstarch, and water, while rice wrappers use rice flour, tapioca flour, salt, and water to make the dough.

How do I make these vegan?

You can make these vegan by skipping the egg and replacing it with 1 tablespoon vegan yogurt. Eggless wonton wrappers lack a bit of richness, though. 

Usage Ideas

Kalakand Wontons: I love using these wrappers to make this delicious Indian fusion dessert. Just fill the wonton wrappers with kalakand and fry them until crispy.

Wonton Soup: Wonton wrappers are commonly used to make dumplings for wonton soup. Fill the wrappers with a mixture of ground meat (pork or chicken), chopped vegetables, and seasonings, and then cook them in a flavorful broth. Check this post by Recipe Tin Eats.

Fried Wontons: It is a popular appetizer in Chinese cuisine. Fill the wonton wrappers with ground meat, shrimp, or vegetables, and then deep-fry until crispy and golden brown. Check this post by Dinner At The Zoo.

Steamed Wontons: Like dumplings, wontons can be steamed instead of boiled or fried. Serve them with a dipping sauce for a delicious appetizer.

Wonton Tacos: Bake or fry the wrappers until crispy. Then, fill it with shredded chicken or beef, cheese, and your favorite taco toppings. Serve with salsa and guacamole for a fun twist on traditional tacos.

Wonton Noodles: Cut the wrappers into thin noodles, cook in boiling water until soft, and then toss them with your favorite sauce or stir-fry them with vegetables and meat.

Wonton Chips: Cut the wrappers into triangles, brush them with oil, and then bake them in the oven or an air fryer until crispy. These make a great alternative to tortilla chips for dipping. Check this post by Slender Kitchen.

Wonton Lasagna: Layer cook wonton wrappers with meat sauce and cheese for a unique take on lasagna.

Wonton Salad: Crisp the wonton wrappers in the oven and toss them with mixed greens, vegetables, and a flavorful dressing for a delicious salad.

Wonton Quiche: Use the wonton wrappers as a crust for mini quiches, filling them with eggs, cheese, and vegetables or meat. Bake until the filling is set and the crust is crispy.

Wonton Cups: Bake these wonton wrappers in a muffin tray and fill them with all sorts of things like crab or shrimp salad, spinach, artichoke dip, or even chocolate mousse for a sweet treat.

You can also use them to make pies, tarts, pierogi, crab rangoon, Samosas, ravioli, etc.

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Did you know that making Wonton Wrappers (Wonton Skin, Wonton Wraps) at home is incredibly easy? Make a big batch, freeze, and use the wraps to make wontons or dumplings with your favorite fillings.
4.59 from 31 votes

Wonton Wrappers Recipe (Wonton Skin)

Did you know that making Wonton Wrappers (Wonton Skins, Wonton Wraps) at home is incredibly easy? Make a big batch, freeze and keep using the wraps to make wontons or dumplings with your favorite fillings.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 1 hour
Resting Time: 30 minutes
Total: 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings: 20 pieces

Ingredients 

  • 2 cups all purpose flour (240 g, 8.5 oz)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg yolk
  • ½ cup cold water for kneading
  • ½ cup cornstarch (or arrowroot powder)
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Instructions 

  • Stir together flour and salt in a large bowl.
  • Make a well in the center of the flour.
  • Add the egg yolk to the well and mix it with the flour using a spoon or your clean fingertips.
  • Add cold water (approx ½ cup) little by little and mix everything together with a spoon (or your hands), until the mixture begins to come together and a soft dough is made. You can add more water if required.
  • Turn the dough onto the counter and knead for 5-6 minutes using the heels of your hands. Kneading helps to form gluten and makes the dough smooth and elastic. This is a very important step to getting perfect wonton sheets.
  • The dough should be firm but smooth when you are done. If your dough is too tacky, add a little extra flour to your counter and knead again.
  • Note – You can use a stand mixer fitted with a dough attachment to mix and knead.
  • Cover the dough with a damp towel and let it rest on the counter for 30 minutes.
  • Knead once again for 2 minutes and divide it into 2 equal parts.
  • Take out one part and cover the rest with the towel.
  • Lightly dust your countertop with cornstarch (NOT flour), and roll as thin as you can into a rough rectangle. Thick wrappers produce an overly doughy result that can overwhelm the filling.
  • Cut into 4-inch squares (using a knife and ruler) or in circles (using a round cookie cutter).
  • Dust the wrappers generously with cornstarch to stop them from sticking to each other.
  • Stack them and wrap them in cling film. Keep the covered stacks in a ziplock bag and freeze for up to 3 months.
  • Repeat with the remaining dough.
  • Thaw the wrappers overnight (or 2-3 hours) in the fridge before using them.
  • You can also cut these into rounds for dumplings.

Video

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Notes

The key to perfect wonton wrappers is the dough. Ensure that you knead it well until it is very soft and elastic.
Dust the work surface with cornstarch (NOT flour) and roll the dough. Cornstarch makes these covers slightly chewy, just like want them to be.
Roll the dough as thin as possible. You can use a pasta roller to roll.
Dust the wrappers generously with cornstarch to avoid them from sticking to each other.
While using these wrappers for dumplings or wontons, do not overload them with filling. It might break due to excess filling.
You can make these vegan by skipping the egg and replacing it with 1 tablespoon plain yogurt. Eggless wonton wrappers lack a bit of richness though. 

Nutrition

Calories: 61kcal, Carbohydrates: 12g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 8mg, Sodium: 120mg, Potassium: 16mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 12IU, Calcium: 3mg, Iron: 1mg
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14 Comments

  1. Hi there, I just made this dough and it made very tasty wontons! I used a kitchenaid stand mixer with a dough hook, and a pasta dough roller. Just FYI though, this recipe does NOT become vegan by replacing the egg with yoghurt! You can use soy yoghurt (regular yoghurt, being dairy is definitely not vegan) or as I did, with 1/2 tsp descented coconut oil. Great recipe nonetheless. Many thanks!

    1. Hey Nadine, I am glad you liked the recipe. I had mentioned vegan yogurt and not just yogurt. Hope this explains 🙂

    1. I have a Twilight manula pasta machine. It works fine. You can also invest in KitchenAid pasta attachment.

  2. 5 stars
    I just made the wrappers. Total time took me about 2 hours, including 30 min of the dough resting time.
    I used a pasta machine to do the final processing of the dough and I was able to make 24 wrappers.
    I put parchment paper between each one and wrapped the whole thing in plastic wrap.
    They are in the fridge now and tomorrow I will make a pork stuffing and make dumplings with them!

  3. 5 stars
    I was on a mission to perfect dumpling wrappers using GF flour. This recipe was perfect and my research sent me on a mission to get Caputo GF flour which allowed me to roll out the dough very thin. I have a granddaughter with Celiac that loves dumplings. Perfect recipe!