52 weeks of cooking – Four in a row
Week 21: Cheap Meals – ingredients for wontons are cheap and shrimp was on sale
week 22: East Asia – Chinese
Week 23: Deep Frying – deep fried it
Week 24: From Scratch – homemade wonton wrappers
I’m enjoying doing Reddit cooking challenges, the only problem is trying to incorporate them into my menu plan for what I cook for passengers. If I don’t include them as something I’m serving than I have to squeeze it in in between trips and now that it’s summer, I don’t have time for that, we have trips back to back to back. The challenge this week was to take 4 old challenges that were 4 consecutive weeks and combine it into one dish. I chose 4 weeks from 2016, cheap meals, East Asia, deep frying and from scratch, the perfect combination to make for an appetizer.
These squiggly wonton shrimp balls are crazy looking; they look like crazy sea creatures or spiders if you have too many wonton shreds wiggling out from the center. The wontons are crispy and encase a bouncy shrimp ball center that do well when dipped in a sweet chili sauce. The wonton wrappers take time to roll out, but are worth the extra effort, if you make a double batch you can cut neat squares for regular wontons and use the scraps to make these crazy fried ones. If you have a pasta roller I highly recommend using it to roll out the dough, everything will be an even thickness and you won’t be as frustrated with dough sticking to the counter.
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