How To Fold Wonton Dumplings
Makes about 50 wontons
About 1 cup filling (such as this ground pork filling)
- About 50 square wonton wrappers
- Small bowl of water
- Teaspoon or small spoon
- Baking sheet lined with parchment paper
Get your folding station set up: Lay out your ingredients and equipment on a work surface. You'll need your filling, a small spoon or teaspoon, square wonton wrappers, a small bowl of water, and a parchment-lined baking sheet.
Fill the wonton: Place a wrapper in one hand and place about 1 teaspoon of filling in the center of the wrapper.
Dampen the edges of the wrapper: Dip your finger into the bowl of water and moisten the edges of the wrapper with the water.
Fold the wonton: Fold the wrapper in half into a triangle shape.
Get rid of any air bubbles: Press the edges together to seal it well, pressing out any air bubbles.
Do the final fold: Bring the two bottom corners of the triangle together, and seal them with a little water. You will now have a little hat-shaped dumpling with a top point.
Lay the wonton down: Place the wonton on the parchment-lined baking sheet.
Fill the remaining wrappers: Continue filling and folding the remaining wrappers, placing the folded wontons in a single layer as close together as possible without touching.
If you're not ready to cook the wontons, cover the tray tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate.
Wontons also freeze incredibly well! Freeze the tray until the wontons are frozen solid, then transfer to an airtight plastic bag or container. Cook the wontons straight from the freezer, adding a few extra minutes of cooking time.