Saturday, January 15, 2011

Ott, A's Iron Chef Challenge-Appetizer Round

Have you entered Ott, A's Iron Chef Challenge yet? These month is sponsored by Maple Leaf Farms in northern Indiana. The theme ingredient is duck. I made my first duck teriyaki style...Ducky-yaki! You can find the recipe here. You can also see my Duck Soup recipe here.

One thing I've always wanted to make is fried wontons. This seemed like the perfect opportunity to try it out.

What you'll need:
Wonton wrappers
Cooked duck, cut into pieces- about half a cup to three quarters of a cup, depending on how full you stuff them
One egg, seperated
Bean Sprouts (a few tablespoons)
Splash of Sesame Seed Oil 

Soy Sauce for dipping
Hot oil for frying

In a small bowl, mix egg yolk, duck, bean sprouts and a few drops of sesame seed oil. Lay out wonton wrapper and spoon in just under a teaspoon of the filling.

Brush egg white around the edges, fold into a triangle, and seal. Pull the corners up to the top and pinch together. Repeat!

This took a few times to really master. I have to say, I had some deformed wontons. 

Heat oil to about 360. Drop in wontons and fry 2-3 minutes on each side.

Remove from oil and put on paper towel lined plate to absorb excess oil. Serve while still hot with soy sauce to dip.

I honestly don't know if I can eat wontons at the Chinese restaurant any more. These were AWESOME, even if I do say so myself. 

And score one for me-the husband ate tons of bean sprouts and didn't even realize it! Shhh...don't tell him though :) 
As you can see, we ate quite a few of them!



Anonymous said...

I made theses once, I used pork instead of duck and some how managed to fill the house up with smoke, even though I didn't actually burn any. They turned out pretty good, but yours looked much better than mine. LOL!

Aiming4Simple said...

We love duck. I'll be making note of this recipe so we can try it.

~Holly~ said...

Those look soooo yummy!! Congrats on a great recipe!

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Miss Sara said...

These look good & you make it seem so simple... but yeah, I'd mess this up! LOL

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Hi! Following back! Thanks for the visit! This is amazing! I originally wanted to do a food blog, but never found enough time in the day with school all day. :(

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Tree said...

Mmm... I love fried wontons and these look delicious! Thanks for linking up with us for Let's Get Social! I'm now following your blog. Hope you'll join us again next week! :)

Ott, A. said...

Very clever, as I would have never thought of this, but think it looks amaizing!!!

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