Chinese Wonton Wrappers—Three Recipes

Chinese wonton wrapper recipes
How to make Chinese wonton wrapper. Kris Timken
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  • Total: 45 mins
  • Prep: 45 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: Serves 12

Wontons are one of the most popular snacks in Chinese cuisine. There are many different ways to cook with wontons including deep fried wontons, wonton soup, and Sichuan red oil wontons. But, not only are there many ways to cook wontons, there are also many ways in which you can make the wonton wrappers as well.

These three recipes differ slightly in the ingredients or the procedure. For example, the procedures for recipes 2 and 3 are the same but the ingredients are a little bit different. You will need to use a pasta machine for recipe 2 to flatten the wonton wrappers. Recipe 1 can make around 24 wonton wrappers while recipes 2 and 3 will make around 20 wonton wrappers.

Ingredients

  • Recipe 1 Ingredients:
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Recipe 2 Ingredients:
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra to keep the wonton wrappers separate
  • 1 3/4 cups bread flour
  • Recipe 3 Ingredients:
  • 1 egg
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 cups bread flour
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Steps to Make It

To Make Recipe 1

  1. In a small bowl, lightly beat the egg with the salt. Add 1/4 cup water.

  2. Sift the flour into a large bowl. Make a well in the middle and add the egg and water mixture.

  3. Using a fork, mix the liquid in with the flour. Add as much of the remaining water as necessary to form a dough. (Add more water than the recipe calls for if the dough is too dry).

  4. Form the dough into a ball and knead for about 5 minutes, or until it forms a smooth, workable dough.

  5. Cover and let rest for 30 minutes. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Roll it out until very thin, and cut into 3 1/2 inch squares.

  6. Sprinkle some flour on both sides of the wonton wrappers to prevent the wrappers from sticking to each other. Store in a plastic bag in the refrigerator or freezer until ready to use.

To Make Recipe 2

  1. In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients together and knead into a smooth and workable dough.

  2. Cover and let the dough rest for 30 minutes; turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and use a rolling pin to flatten the dough until the dough is thin enough to be fed through the pasta machine.

  3. Flatten the dough using the pasta machine on the thinnest setting (such as setting 8 or 9).

  4. Cut the flattened dough into 3-inch squares and sprinkle some flour on both sides of the wonton wrappers to prevent the wrappers from sticking to each other.

  5. Put the wonton wrappers into a plastic bag or airtight container as soon as possible to stop them from drying out. Store in the refrigerator or freezer until ready to use.

To Make Recipe 3

  1. In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients together and knead into a smooth and workable dough.

  2. Cover and let it rest for 30 minutes; turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and use a rolling pin to flatten the dough until it is thin enough to be fed through the pasta machine.

  3. Flatten the dough with the pasta machine on the thinnest setting (setting 8 or 9 is good).

  4. Cut the flattened dough into 3-inch squares and sprinkle some flour on both sides of the wonton wrappers to prevent the wrappers from sticking together.

  5. Put the wonton wrappers into a plastic bag or airtight container as soon as possible to stop them from drying out. Store them in the refrigerator or freezer until ready to use.