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In Chinese culture, ingots symbolize good luck and good fortune. Today, we’ll fold the wontons into the ingot shape. Deep fry them until crispy and pair with a sweet and sour sauce.

Crispy Ingot Wonton Recipe

Serving: 24 pieces
Prep time: 45 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes

For the filling:
1 pound shrimp, or replace it with other protein
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/10 teaspoon salt
1/10 teaspoon white pepper
1 tablespoon sesame oil
3 tablespoons flying fish roe (tobiko)

For the ingot wontons:
24 round wonton wrappers
1 cup water, for sealing
3 cups oil, for frying

For the dipping sauce:
1 cup apple juice
3 tablespoons ketchup
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
3 tablespoons water

Crispy Ingot Wonton Instructions

To prepare the filling:
  • In a food processor, add the deveined shrimp, and blend until it becomes a paste (or mince it with a knife). Then add the ginger, salt, white pepper, and sesame oil. Blend them together.
  • Lastly, add the flying fish roe. Mix well.

To assemble the ingot wontons:

  • Place a wonton wrapper flat, and brush a ring of water around the edge. Add about ½ teaspoon of the filling in the center. Fold and seal them from the bottom to the top. Brush water on the left corner, and seal it with the right corner.
  • Do the same with the rest.
To fry the ingot wonton:
  • In a pot over high heat, pour the oil inside, and heat it to 325 degrees F or 163 degrees C.
  • Transfer the wontons inside, and fry in batches. Deep fry them until completely cooked through and golden brown for about 3 minutes. (Add another 2 minutes if the filling is chicken or pork.)
  • Remove them and drain on a paper towel-lined plate. Repeat with the remaining wontons.
To make the dipping sauce and serve:
  • In a small pot over medium heat, add the apple juice, ketchup, and rice vinegar. Bring it to a simmer, and pour in the cornstarch slurry (1 tablespoon of cornstarch and 3 tablespoons of water). Stir until it is thickened.
  • Serve the sauce with the ingot wontons and enjoy!
Did you know?

Traditionally, Chinese people believe that doing good deeds will generate good karma and good fortune. So let’s all try to do more good deeds and be kind to one another. I wish everyone an abundance of joy and good fortune. Happy cooking and enjoy!

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