I know fried egg roll and wantons are not exactly healthy living but I just adore them, especially if I get to dip fried wantons in spicy plum sauce. I don't have high tolerance for spicy food but I am attracted to spicy food like moth to fire. The other night, I had a couple friends over for dinner so I made fried wantons as appetizer. From my past experience, this pleased everyone almost without fail.
-2 part ground pork, 1 part shelled shrimps (cut in fine pieces)
-1 green scallion minced
-salt, pepper, sesame oil, white rice cooking wine
-mix ground pork, minced shrimp and scallions together
-one pinch of salt and pepper (I rather under flavor now and use dipping sauce to make up the difference than making the filling too salty.)
-a bit of sesame oil and cooking wine to add flavor and take away fishy shrimp smell
-place a little spoonful on the wanton skin and seal diagonally by applying a little water along the edge (*apply enough water only to wet the edges)
-These wantons might look flat but will puff up slightly after they are fried.
-fry until golden brown on both side and place on paper towel to remove excess oil
For this dish, I used mayonnaise and wasabi powder to make dipping sauce. But, there are ready made plum and sweet & sour sauces at Asian markets. What about you, do you like egg roll and fried wantons?
***Sweet and sour sauce is combination of sugar, a little pinch of salt, tomato paste, rice vinegar and thickens with corn starch water. ---I don't have exactly measurement. I just play around with the flavor until I am happy.
After dinner I served my friends dragon fruit. These are pretty common in Asia but I rarely see these here in the states. I saw some for sale at Gelson's Market at $10 per pound. Ouch!There is no need to pick out these tiny seeds and the fruit is slightly sweet. Other than that, there isn't much flavor but I like it. Are you adventurous when you encounter exotic food?