A flavorful, juicy pork filling is jazzed up with a delicious touch of ginger and enveloped in crispy wrappers. These surprisingly simple appetizers are the ultimate finger food and are perfect for parties. —Sandra Parton, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Total TimePrep: 35 min. Cook: 5 min./batch
Makesabout 3 dozen
- 2 tablespoons oyster sauce or 2 teaspoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon dry sherry
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 pound ground pork
- 1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
- 1 celery rib, finely chopped
- 1 medium carrot, finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh gingerroot
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 40 wonton wrappers
- Oil for frying
- Plum sauce, optional
- In a small bowl, mix the first 5 ingredients. In a large skillet, cook pork over medium heat until no longer pink, 6-8 minutes; drain. Add vegetables, ginger and garlic; cook 2-3 minutes longer. Stir in sauce mixture; cook and stir until mixture is slightly thickened, 2-3 minutes. Cool slightly.
- Place about 1 tablespoon filling in center of each wonton wrapper. Moisten wrapper edges with water. Fold 1 corner diagonally over filling to form a triangle; press edges to seal.
- For shallow fry: In an electric skillet or deep skillet, heat 1 in. of oil to 375°. For deep fry: In an electric skillet or deep fryer, heat oil to 375°. Fry wontons in batches until golden brown, 2-3 minutes, turning once. Drain on paper towels. If desired, serve with plum sauce.