Wontons are a delicious and versatile dish. Whether its filled with chocolate and marshmallows as a tasty dessert or stuffed with a classic chicken filling and thrown in soup, there are many ways to fill and serve wontons. Along with the number of types of fillings, one unique aspect about wontons is that they can take on a number of different appearances as well. There are at least several ways to fold a wonton up in order to conceal the delicacies hidden insides. Although there are a crazy number of different ways to fold wontons, there are five very simple yet scrumptious looking folds that are perfect for beginnings and add a bit of flair to your wonton dish.
This is about as simple of a fold as you can have, and it is very commonly used. Lay a wonton wrapper down flat and wet all four edges. Place a spoonful of filling in the middle of the wrapper, and then press a second wonton wrapper down on top of it, making sure the edges are sealed so that it doesn’t leak or explode when you cook it.
The Samosa Fold is a really cool way to say “fold the wrapper in half.” After putting a bit of filling in the center of the wonton, wet two sides, and pull opposite corners of the wonton skin together so that you are left with a triangle of deliciousness.
Samosa Fold with a Twist
Warning: this is harder than the regular samosa fold, but still fairly easy. Follow the beginning steps listed above for the Samosa Fold, and then take your triangle and pull two corners together underneath the filling. This will make the filling buldge a little. You might need a little water to help the twisted corners stay in place if the wonton skin is a little dry.
An envelope is a pretty universal image and looks even better made out of wonton skin. Put some filling in the middle of the wonton wrapper and pull opposite corners together so that you have a triangle (much like the start of the samosa fold). Then take the now folded corners and pull flat across to the center of the wonton. You can use a touch of water so that the corners stick in the middle, and you are left with a little envelope filled with wonton love.
The Four Pointed Star
The Four Pointed Star wonton is very unique and, though it’s simple, will make your friends think you are the master of the wonton. Wet all four corners of the wonton wrapper. Take a scoop of filling and place it in the center of the wonton, and then pull opposite corners of the wonton skin together so that they come to touch over the center of the filling. Take the two free corners and have them all meet at a point above the center of the wonton. Pinch the sides so that a star shape forms and is tight enough that no filling will escape when cooking.