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Vegetable Wontons

Deep-fried Vegetable Wontons with a Sweet Chilli Dipping Sauce

BY Illanique Van Aswegen

Wontons are crisp little dumplings that can be filled with any savoury filling of your choice. They make great starters and nibbles for informal get-togethers.

  • Makes : 15 |
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  • Prep Time : 20 mins |
  • Cook Time : 5 mins
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Wontons
1 tsp (5 ml) olive oil
250 g Findus Wok Thai
1 tsp (5 ml) crushed garlic
1 tsp (5 ml) ginger, finely grated
2 Tbsp (30 ml) Hoisin sauce
60 g ricotta cheese, crumbled
salt & freshly ground pepper
15 squares of wonton pastry
oil for deep-frying

Sauce
½ C (125 ml) sweet chilli sauce
2 Tbsp (30 ml) grapefruit juice
1 spring onion, thinly sliced

Wontons
Heat a wok until warm. Add the oil and Findus Wok Thai. Stir-fry for 1 minute. Add the garlic, ginger and Hoisin sauce. Fry for another 3 minutes. Add the cheese and season to taste. Allow the filling to cool slightly.
Brush the edges of each wonton square with a little water. Add a teaspoonful of the filling in the centre of each wonton square and then pinch the sides together to form a little pyramid shape.
Heat the oil up to 180 °C. Fry the wontons off for 1-2 minutes until golden and crisp. Drain on paper towel.

Sauce
Stir all of the ingredients together to combine.
Serve the wontons hot with dipping sauce on the side.

Tip: Wonton wrappers can be found at Chinese supermarkets. Alternatively, you can change this dish into spring rolls if it is easier for you to find spring roll pastry.