I LOVE egg rolls. My very first job was working at a little Chinese food restaurant a short walk from my house. They made the best egg rolls I have ever had in my life. They also made an incredible lemon sauce for lemon chicken that I would cover everything from chicken balls to chow main with. Serious, to die for.
Sometimes they would treat me to deep fried wontons with honey (or lemon sauce) drizzled over them. For years I wished that I could find a place that made crispy wontons they way they did back home until one day I had the epiphany to try to make them myself. I couldn’t believe how easy they were. There are only 4 ingredients (and one is water)!
Wonton wrappers are very inexpensive to buy at the store so you will probably only make them yourself if you like to make everything from scratch (like me) or if you are making these into gluten free wonton wrappers (also like me).
It is very possible to make with a rolling pin but if you have a pasta roller it will make your life a heck of a lot easier. With the pasta roller you will get a perfect, even thickness and width.
Some awesome things I use wonton wrappers for are: egg rolls, wonton soup, fried wontons, dumplings, ravioli, and other stuffed pasta.
- Beat the egg and mix in the water
- Combine the flour and salt and then add the wet ingredients to the mix
- If the mix is too dry, add water a tablespoon at a time
- Knead the dough until elastic (not necessary if you are using gluten free flour)
- Shape into two balls, cover and let sit for a minimum of 10 minutes
- Roll the dough out with a rolling pin or pasta roller until it is about ⅛ inch thick
What have you made using wonton wrappers?