Chocolate Wontons

Chocolate Wontons (Photo by Jaden Hair)


It's so easy, too. Just add a chunk of your favorite chocolate to the middle, seal and fry.

Makes 12 chocolate wontons.


1 egg
1 tablespoon water
12 wonton wrappers, defrosted (keep wrappers covered with damp towel)
12 pieces or nuggets of chocolate
High-heat oil for frying
Confectioners' sugar, for sprinkling


1. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and water to make an egg wash.

2. On a clean, dry surface, lay 1 wrapper down with a point toward you, like a diamond. Place 1 piece of chocolate near the top end of the wrapper. Brush a very thin layer of egg wash on the edges of the wrapper. Fold the bottom corner of the wrapper up to create a triangle and gently press to remove all air from the middle. Press the edges to adhere the sides. Make sure the wrapper is sealed completely. Repeat with the remaining wrappers and chocolate pieces. Keep the folded chocolate wontons covered under plastic wrap or a damp paper towel tp prevent them from drying.

3. In a wok or medium pot, pour in 2 inches (5 cm) of high-heat oil. Heat the oil to 350ºF (180ºC) and gently slide a few of the chocolate wontons into the hot oil. Make sure you don't crowd the chocolate wontons too much. Fry 1 1/2 minutes, then flip and fry another minute until both sides are golden brown and crisp.

Try also:  Grilled Bananas with Chocolate and Toasted Coconut Flakes

Recipe excerpted with permission from The Steamy Kitchen Cookbook (Tuttle Publishing, 2009) by Jaden Hair.