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Deep Fried Sweet Wontons (Jar Wonton) recipe

You can also prepare these with cannedlotus nut filling which can be found in most Asian specialtystores.

Recipe: Deep Fried SweetWontons (Jar Wonton)

8 ounces pitted dates1/4 cup chopped walnuts, cashews or almondsRind of 1 large lemon, finely grated1 tablespoon orange juice, or as needed1 (8-ounce) package wonton wrappersVegetable oil for deep fryingPowdered sugar for dusting

  • Chop dates finely and combine with thechopped nuts, lemon rind and orange juice, mixing well. Add alittle more orange juice if mixture is too dry to hold together.
  • Form the date mixture into small 1-inchcylinders (about the width of you little finger). Place it diagonallyonto a square of wonton pastry. Pick up corner of pastry andplace it over the filling, tucking point under. Roll up the wontoninto a tube so that the filling is completely enclosed, thentwist the ends of the pastry tube, putting a finger in the endto keep the shape like a Christmas firecracker. Continue thisprocedure until all are made.
  • Heat oil in a wok or deep fryer untilvery hot (about 375°F or 190°C). When hot, fry a fewwontons at a time until golden brown, about 2 minutes. Transferwith a slotted spoon to a layer of paper towels to absorb excessoil.
  • When cool, sprinkle with powdered sugar.

    Makes about 30.

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