In the vibrant world of Asian cuisine, the delicate art of making homemade wonton wrappers stands as a testament to culinary craftsmanship.
These thin, supple sheets of dough, skillfully handcrafted from a few basic ingredients, serve as the foundation for a wide array of delectable dishes, from the iconic Chinese wontons to flavorful dumplings of various shapes and sizes.
Crafting these wrappers from scratch not only allows for creative customization but also brings a sense of pride in the kitchen, connecting us to the rich culinary traditions of the East.
In this journey through the world of homemade wonton wrappers, we’ll explore the process of making these versatile sheets, uncovering the secrets behind their simplicity and the endless possibilities they offer for the adventurous home cook.
I use these Wonton Wrappers for fajita roll and Fried Dumplings. Both turn out amazing.
Basic Wonton Wrappers Recipe
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 40 mins
- Egg 1
- All-purpose flour 2 cups
- Salt 1/2 tsp
- Water 1/4 cup or as required
- Beat the egg in a medium bowl, mix in the water.
- In a large bowl, combine the flour and salt. Make a well in the center of the flour and pour egg mixture slowly and mix it. If the mixture is too dry add a little water and make a smooth dough.
- On a lightly floured surface, knead the dough until elastic. Cut dough into two separate balls. Cover the balls with a damp cloth for a minimum of 10 minutes.
- Keep one half covered while you roll out the other one on a surface lightly coated with all-purpose flour. Roll out as thin as you possibly can.
- Cut into 3.5-inch squares. You can make about 24 wraps.
- Use wonton wrappers immediately or freeze for later use.