Saturday, November 13, 2010

Simply Sinful Chocolate Fried Wontons

Earlier today I was craving something flaky and chocolately - but had no desire to go out to the store. Upon pawing through the freezer, I came across some leftover wonton wrappers. And a lightbulb went on - I may not be able to get flaky, but I can get something crispy - fried wontons! A little experimenting and voila - crunchy, gooey goodness.
They may not be gourmet - or the healthiest things in the world - but they definitely fit the bill for an emergency indulgence craving ;-)

Chocolate Fried Wontons
(Serves 2)

6 wonton wrappers
6 heaping tsp. chocolate chips
1 Tbsp. sugar
about 1 cup oil
small cup water

Pour enough oil into a small saucepan to reach a 1-inch depth (this takes about a cup in my 1-quart saucepan).
Heat oil over medium heat until it reaches 350 degrees.
Dip your finger into the cup of water and run it around the edges of a wonton skin. Place 1 heaping tsp. of chocolate chips in the middle of the wonton wrapper, then fold the wonton wrapper in half to create a triangle. Press air out of the middle and press around the sides to seal the chocolate chips in. Repeat with remaining wonton wrappers and chocolate chips.
Place 1 filled wonton into the oil (carefully!). Let cook about 30-60 seconds, then flip and cook another 30 seconds until both sides of the wonton are browned.
Remove the wonton from the oil with a slotted spoon and place onto paper towels. Sprinkle with a little bit of the sugar. Repeat with remaining wontons.
Try to let each wonton sit for at least 2-3 minutes before eating (I know it's hard!) - the chocolate inside gets hot!!


David L Macaulay said...

looks great - thanks for the follow, BTW

Rita said...

Maybe sinful but this will be a hit for the the grandkids visit; looks good.

kathryn said...

Oh, BOY! You are a naughty girl for even thinking of this! Especially since we've barely recovered from Halloween. Oh, they look heavenly...


Wow! That looks good!! I'll pass this along to my wife and maybe I'll get lucky and she'll make me some :-)

N.D. said...

those look so good!

Mother Rimmy said...

These look like a fun dinner party appetizer!