Thursday, December 17, 2009

Golden Triangle?

Yes, golden triangle ... Fried Wanton!

It's very crispy (deep fried), and the mushrooms inside the wanton add flavor and give a chewy texture to the meat portion. However, I really dislike deep frying ... the amount of oil used, the oily stove and floor, and the oily smell in the house when the frying is done. It's winter now, and the temperature outside had gone down to below zero degree Celsius. I can't open the windows to air the apartment =(

But I just couldn't resist cooking this dish! Especially after a trip to the Asian Mart. They were calling out to me to bring them home ....

0.6 lb Ground Chicken
8 pcs Dried Chinese Mushrooms
1 Carrot, peeled and diced

Seasoning for Mushroom : 1 tbsp Soy Sauce + 2 tsp Sugar
Seasoning for Chicken
: 1 tbsp Oyster Sauce
Wanton Skin, available at most Asian Marts.

  • Marinate the ground chicken with seasoning.
  • Reconstitute the dried mushrooms in warm water till soften.
  • Squeeze the water out from the mushrooms.
  • Diced the mushrooms.
  • Marinate the mushrooms with seasoning.
  • Mix the ground chicken, diced carrots and seasoned mushrooms in a big bowl.
  • Scoop a tablespoon of meat mixture and put in the centre of the wanton skin.
  • Apply some water to the edges of the wanton skin.
  • Fold into a triangle.
  • Deep fry in a pan of heated vegetable oil.
  • Remove and drain on a paper towel.
  • Keep warm in preheated oven till ready to serve.

To compensate for the oily mess, I take comfort in the fact that darling sons eat their carrots without any complaints ... the carrots were well hidden inside the wanton! A good way to include vegetables which the boys don't like, and get them to eat the vegetables!

I will try baking them the next round .. the wantons will probably be as crunchy, but appearance wise, not as nice as when I deep fry them.

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