Like half of southwestern Minneapolis, on the day before the big storm two weeks ago, I stopped by the store to “pick up a few things”. Just two weeks before that I had come across our wonton presses in the back of a drawer, so when I saw the wonton wrappers in the produce section I quickly put them in the basket.
When YA was younger, we used to make wontons more often, but these days our meal schedules don’t cross much and things like wontons have fallen off our schedule. But when YA came home and saw the wrappers, she was excited to make them. On Saturday her work was cancelled and she immediately decided we should do the wontons right then.
She made the filling, filled the wontons and then I did the frying. It was snowing like crazy outside and it was a great hour of cooking with YA. They were yummy and didn’t last too long.
Here’s our recipe for Vegetarian Fried Wontons
1 bunch of green onions, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 package of vegetarian crumbles (we use Morningstar)
2 Tbsp. tamari
1 package wonton wrappers (we use the round ones)
Vegetable oil (for frying)
- Saute green onions and garlic in olive oil
- Add crumbles and mix thoroughly
- Add just enough tamari to moisten the mixture
- Drop by teaspoonfuls onto wontons; moisten edge of wonton w/ water
- Squeeze wonton closed in wonton press (or close wonton and crimp edges w/ a fork
- Fry three or four at a time in hot oil; drain on paper towels (if you prefer, you can boil)
What’s a good “last storm of winter” comfort food for you?