Last week, I made Pork and shrimps potstickers and as always I was left with a surplus of filling. Since I wasn’t planning to use the filling in the day that followed, I put it a freezer bag and store it in the freezer. And I forgot about it. Well, almost forgot about it. Since we were having friends coming over, I had to come up with ideas for appetizers to entertain my guests. I wanted to do something that looked fancy but wouldn’t require a lot of time to make or money to invest. So I thought to myself “Hmm why not just use the rest of the filling and deep fry some wontons with it?”
And it turned out to be a wonderful idea because it was simple and I had all the ingredients necessary to make this dish at home. It’s always a great thing to store in the freezer extra uncooked foods you have prepared until the moment you are ready to cook them. For the filling I had in store, I was able to make 20 wontons.
Before the guests arrived, I just threw them in the deep fryer at 375° F and cooked them for 4-5 minutes or until they are golden brown.
Prep: 20 min Cook: 15 min 5-6 Servings
Leftover of uncooked potstickers’ filling
For the dipping sauce, you will need:
2 tablespoons of Ground chili paste (I used the Sambal Oelek one)
4 tablespoons of soy sauce
1 tablespoon of Hoisin sauce
1 tablespoon of Oster sauce
Juice of one lime
2 teaspoons of honey
1 teaspoons of Fish sauce
1 clove of Garlic, finely chopped
Wrap the wontons with the filling then deep fry them at 375° F until they are golden brown. Remove the wontons from the oil and let them rest on a paper towel in order to remove the excess oil.
In a mixing bowl, mix all the ingredients for the sauce together. Transfer in the sauce in a serving container and serve it with the deep fried pork and shrimp wontons.
And Bon Appétit!