This is a quick recipe I wanted to share. I will not go into too much detail, as I'm tired and in serious need of a nap or as we say here in the hollow 'siest'. I can quickly say though that this treat is fun albeit involved to prepare along with being absolutely delicious. The recipe is also vegan, hence there is no cholesterol/trans fats. And this treat is low in saturated fat despite being fried.
Tofu Stuffed Wonton
7 oz. Firm Organic Tofu (drained & pressed w/ paper towels)*
1 Tbsp. Light Soy Sauce
1/2 Tsp. Toasted Sesame Oil
1/2-1 Tsp. Sriracha Sauce
1/2 Tsp. Fish Sauce (optional)
1 Tbsp. Scallion (minced)
1 Tsp. Dried Minced Onion
1/2 Tsp. Cumin Powder
1/4 Tsp. Turmeric
Pinch or Two Salt
1-48 Count package of Twin Marquis Vegan Wontons or
your preferred wonton thawed.
*If you are new to tofu, it needs to be pressed with absorbent paper towels to remove some of the excess liquid.
In a bowl, break down the pressed tofu into a meal like texture. Then add the remaining 9 ingredients except the wontons and stir to properly mix. Place in the fridge.
Make a vegan egg by mixing 1 Tbsp. of cornstarch with 2 Tbsp. water. Use a brush to wet the edges of the wontons with the vegan egg mix, place about 1-1 1/2 Tsp. of tofu in the center of each wonton. Fold into a triangle ensuring that the edges are sealed (also avoid air pockets). Then take one wet corner and fold it over the other to create desired shape. Again ensure the corners are sealed against each other.
See how they're folded, Dearies?
Pan sear the wontons in about 1-2 tbsp. oil at medium heat for about 1 min on each side. Note-if the oil is too hot, the wontons will burn and, if it is too low, they will be greasy.
Place hot fried wontons on a paper towel and salt. I serve this with low sodium soy sauce mixed with sriracha and a few drops of toasted sesame oil and it is wicked awesome (smile)...