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Wonton wrappers are thin pasta-like wrappers used for wontons. They are suitable for wonton soup. Oversize (7-inch / 45 cm square) wrappers may be used as egg roll wrappers. Round wrappers are best for making potstickers.
Most people will prefer to buy wrappers ready-made. This is especially easy for wontons, because egg roll wrappers may be cut in quarters to make wonton wrappers. Look in a supermarket near the tofu and Asian mushrooms.
For the stubbornly determined expert cook though, here is a recipe.
- Sift flour and salt into a large bowl; create a well-like indentation in the center.
- Beat egg lightly, pour into indentation in the flour and mix well.
- Sprinkle with cold water, wet your hands and knead the mixture into a smooth dough.
- Place dough in a bowl and cover with a damp cloth, refrigerate for 30 minutes to an hour.
- Sprinkle a wide work area or board with flour. Roll out the dough until it is paper thin and its edges are even in thickness. The wonton skins will be partially transparent.
- Cut dough in 2–3-inch (5–7.5 cm) strips, flour lightly then stack one on top of the other and cut the strips into 2–3-inch (5–7.5 cm) squares.
- Place skins on tray and cover with a damp cloth until ready to use.
- Potsticker (Gyoza) (circles are best; hexagons may make sense)
- Wonton Soup
- Egg Roll (make 7-inch / 18 cm) squares)