Fried Wonton Skins with Cinnamon Powered Sugar and Blackberry Jam
Do you have a sweet tooth but don't want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen baking? This was a experiment that went really right! The fried wonton skins brown up to a delicate crispness.
2 cups canola oil 1/2 package of wonton skins 1/2 cup powdered sugar 2 tbsp cinnamon Optional: warmed chocolate or jam
Mix the sugar and cinnamon - set aside
In a small heavy pot heat the oil for frying. If you are using a thermometer bring the oil to 350 degrees. If you don't have a thermometer dip a corner of a wonton skin in the oil. If it sizzles the oil is ready. Add 5-6 wontons at a time to the oil holding them in the oil with a Chinese spider utensil. When browned (watch them because they do brown quickly) remove and drain on a plate covered in paper towels.
Using a mesh sift sprinkle the Cinnamon powdered sugar over the wontons skins. Drizzle with warm chocolate or fruit jam based on your preference.
Food is so intriguing. I’ve always loved to cook whether it’s casual and simple or complicated and elegant. After living in the Midwestern United States all my life I find myself jumping between All-American foods and foods from other cultures. There is definitely a sense of comfort with cooking and enjoying food that I’ve grown up with.
I have a voracious curiosity to learn about all cultures, especially the Middle East/Mediterranean, Indian, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Thai foods. I’ve learned that a simple curry dish or an Asian dumpling can transform your mood and be just as much of a comfort food as the foods you’ve known you’re whole life.
It is fascinating to me how each culture has such a diversity of ingredients, and when used with different combinations and cooking techniques you can easily transform the same few ingredients into a multitude of dishes. The unfamiliar, the diverse ingredients and techniques, can be intimidating to many people. I’ve created this blog to chronicle and share my explorations in the kitchen so that hopefully you will want to start experimenting in your kitchen.