Cheesy Wontons

Wontons are one of the most useful ingredients to have in your freezer. Not only can you prepare numerous Chinese dishes but you can also use them instead of pasta for ravioli and for hundreds of modern fusion style dishes steamed, boiled and fried. Cheese wontons are very easy and economical to prepare you can vary the cheese to your own taste. The wontons can be prepared and frozen and simply defrosted for an hour before cooking. Wontons can be purchased from Chinese food stores in the fridge and freezer.

Portions: 30 wontons

Preparation: 10 minutes

Cooking: 10 minutes

Ingredients

Brie Wontons

  • 300g brie, cut into 30 small pieces
  • 30 wontons
  • oil for deep frying

Method

  1. Brie Wontons: Place the wonton skins out on a wooden board. Place a small piece of brie in the centre of each wonton. Lightly dampen around the edges of the wontons and bring all the edges together and give them a small twist so as to seal in the cheese. Store the wontons covered in a single layer in the refrigerator or freezer.
  2. To Cook: Preheat oil in a deep fryer or wok to 180-190°C. Cook a few of the wontons in the oil at time until they are crisp and golden. Remove the wontons from the oil and drain them on kitchen paper. Keep the wontons warm while your repeat this process with the remaining wontons. Serve.