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)

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

Method:
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!!