Chinese New Year is a time where friends and families gather. This “wonton” money bags is the ideal dish to serve them either as a side course or 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.
for 25 to 30 wontons
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
Some Chinese chives to tie the wontons
Soak some chives in boiling water for 5 to 7 minutes or until soft enough to tie a wonton. Drain and set aside.
Fry bacon for about 3 to 5 minutes or crisp to your like.
In a mixing bowl, mix together fried bacon, shrimps, cream cheese, shredded cheese and chopped chive flowers.
Place 1 tsp of filling in the center of a wonton wrapper.
Using finger, spread a thin layer of water on all the edges of the wrapper.
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”.
Tie a soften chive around the ‘neck’. Trim the excess.
Heat oil on medium-high.
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.
Remove wonton from oil and shake of excess oil. Use paper towels to soak up more excess oil.