Appetizers recipes - Sweet Potato Wontons

2 tbsp. olive oil
1 onion, peeled and diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp. store-bought yellow curry paste
2 tbsp. tamari
1 tsp. sea salt
1 tsp. pepper
2 tsp. raw sugar
1 sweet potato, peeled and shredded
1 tbsp. grated coconut
1/2 cup chopped scallions
1/2 cup chopped cilantro or Th ai basil
3 tbsp. flour

1. In a saucepan, sauté onion and garlic in olive oil until soft.
2. Add the yellow curry paste and cook for 1 minute.
3. In a small bowl, mix the tamari sauce, sea salt, pepper and raw sugar. Add these to the saucepan and stir.
4. Add the sweet potato and cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients, except
fl our, and remove from heat.
To Assemble the Wontons
1. Take a package of thawed spring roll wrappers and separate each one, laying them on the counter for
easy reach. Cover the pile with a damp cloth.
2. Combine fl our and water to make a paste. Th is will act like a glue to keep the wontons together.
3. Take a wrapper, cut it in 4 squares and layer 2 squares on top of each other. Place 1 tablespoon of fi lling
in the middle of each double-layered square. Spread the fl our and water paste around the edge of the
wrapper with a pastry brush or with your fi ngers. Fold wrapper around the fi lling, pinching all edges
together to form a little package. Hold together for a few seconds until it sticks. Place each wonton on
a cookie sheet. Repeat until you’ve used up all your fi lling.
To Cook the Wontons
1. Heat 1 cup of sunfl ower oil in a saucepan. You will need enough sunfl ower oil to cover the wontons by
about 1/2 inch. Carefully drop wontons into the hot oil and cook until golden brown. Remove from oil
and drain on a paper towel. Serve immediately with warm Garlic Dipping Sauce (see p. 88).
If you don’t want to fry the wontons, you can bake them in the oven at 400° F for 15 minutes or until
the wrappers are crisp and starting to brown.

We use pre-made spring roll wrappers, available at most Asian grocery stores, to make wontons.
Regular wonton wrappers usually contain eggs.
Serves 6


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