Cheesy Golden “Wonton” Money Bags

Bobby Ong

Plated Asia Producer
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Chinese New Year is the time of the year where friends and families gather. This Golden Cheesy “Wonton” Money Bags “黃金福袋” is the ideal dish to be served either as a side course or a snack. One will definitely enjoy the crunchiness of the “wonton” skin and savour the taste of the creatively combined flavours – bacon and cheese. You can also experiment with the recipe by using different meat and sauces.

How to make Cheesy Golden ‘Wonton’ Money Bags

Preparation

for 25 to 30 wontons

Main ingredients

  • 100 g shrimps, cleaned and deveined, cut into 2-cm pieces
  • 100 g bacon
  • 100 g cream cheese
  • 50 g shredded cheese
  • 50 g Chinese chive flowers, chopped
  • 25 to 30 wonton wrappers

Garnish

  • Some Chinese chives to tie the wontons

Step-by-step

  1. Soak some chives in boiling water for 5 to 7 minutes or until soft enough to tie a wonton. Drain and set aside.
  2. Fry bacon for about 3 to 5 minutes or crisp to your like.
  3. In a mixing bowl, mix together fried bacon, shrimps, cream cheese, shredded cheese and chopped chive flowers.
  4. Place 1 tsp of filling in the center of a wonton wrapper.
  5. Using finger, spread a thin layer of water on all the edges of the wrapper.
  6. Grab two corners and fold into a triangular pocket. Fold the other two corners to wrap the wonton. Pinch out as much air as possible while forming a ‘money bag’. Pinch harder on the middle to form a “neck”.
  7. Tie a soften chive around the ‘neck’. Trim the excess.
  8. Heat oil on medium-high.
  9. Deep-fry wonton for about 2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown. Tip: If the wonton head browned too quickly, slightly reduce the heat.
  10. Remove wonton from oil and shake of excess oil. Use paper towels to soak up more excess oil.
  11. Serve while still hot. Enjoy!

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