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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