Kitchen Tips

How to Fill and Fold Wonton Wrappers

Wontons are wonderfully fun food, to make as well as to eat. There are many different ways of folding a wonton, and filling them with whatever suits your fancy. All you have to keep in mind, at all times, is to keep your wrappers covered with a damp cloth and be careful with the size of your filling – you don’t want your wrappers going dry, or your filling to spill out. Keep in mind some important kitchen how to’s and you’re good to go.

How to fill and fold wonton wrappers

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Here are three different and creative ways to wrap your wontons:

How to Fill and Fold Wonton Wrappers : Chinese Style

  • Lay a wonton wrapper on a clean cutting board.
  • Place a teaspoon of filling in the centre of the wrapper.
  • Shape the filling into a rectangular shape, parallel to the wrapper.
  • Fold the wrapper in half.
  • Work out any air between the wrapper and filling.
  • Fold the wrapper in half again.
  • Flatten the two ends of the cylindrical shape.
  • Pull them together and press firmly.
  • Use some water to seal.

How to Fill and Fold Wonton Wrappers : Taiwanese Style

  • Lay a wonton wrapper on a clean cutting board.
  • Place a teaspoon of filling at the lower half of the wrapper near a corner.
  • Shape the filling into a narrow rectangular shape.
  • Fold the corner over the filling and fold again to cover the filling.
  • Do not fold all the way up, leave the opposite corner free.
  • Flatten the two ends of the wrapper.
  • Pull them together and press firmly.
  • Use some water to seal.

How to Fill and Fold Wonton Wrappers : Cantonese Style

  • Make a ring with your fingers and thumb.
  • Place a wonton wrapper on your hand on top of the ring.
  • Place a teaspoon of filling in the centre of the wrapper.
  • Gently push the filling down the ring with the teaspoon.
  • Slowly move your fingers to close to the ring to wrap the wrapper around the filling.
  • Dab a little water around the closing of the wrapper to seal.
  • Check that the wrapper is properly sealed.

 

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