Wontons with Sweet-Sour Sauce
This super-simple finger food makes an awesome appetizer and is perfect for potlucks. I serve these crispy pork rolls with sweet-and-sour sauce, and they disappear in a hurry - folks can't seem to get enough of them. -Korrin Grigg, Neenah, Wisconsin
Total TimePrep: 40 min. Cook: 30 min.
Makesabout 8-1/2 dozen (2-1/2 cups sauce)
- 1 can (14 ounces) pineapple tidbits
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1/3 cup cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
- 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
- 1/2 pound ground pork
- 2 cups finely shredded cabbage
- 3/4 cup finely chopped canned bean sprouts
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 2 packages (12 ounces each) wonton wrappers
- Oil for deep-fat frying
- Drain pineapple, reserving juice. Set pineapple aside.
- In a large saucepan, combine brown sugar and cornstarch; gradually stir in pineapple juice, vinegar and soy sauce until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat; stir in green pepper and pineapple. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes; set aside and keep warm.
- In a large bowl, combine pork, cabbage, sprouts, onion, eggs, salt and pepper. Place about 1 tablespoonful in the center of a wrapper. (Keep remaining wrappers covered with a damp paper towel until ready to use.) Moisten edges with water; fold opposite corners together over filling and press to seal. Repeat.
- In an electric skillet, heat 1 in. of oil to 375°. Fry wontons for 2-1/2 minutes or until golden brown, turning once. Drain on paper towels. Serve with sauce
Editor's NoteFill wonton wrappers a few at a time, keeping the others covered with a damp paper towel until ready to use.
Originally published as Wontons with Sweet-Sour Sauce in Taste of Home June/July 2000