Taylor’s Fried Wontons & Dipping Sauce

We are wrapping up our Women’s History Month series with a recipe that was shared with us by yet another talented and committed woman in our community. Taylor Cappelleri is a mother of 2 and a courageous woman, who has opened up to us about her experience with depression and anxiety and her path towards healing through various means, such as therapy, yoga, meditation, and reiki. While taking care of her mental health, she also rediscovered her passion for the arts and started her journey of creating and storytelling. Today she is the owner of @8waysofme and @8waysofyou; two art spaces to share her personal work, as well as allowing you to commission one of a kind, personalized artwork from her. 

Taylor is also very active in our community; she gives art classes to young children and adults, and also supports the Tippecanoe Arts Federation (@tippecanoearts) as a member of their Board of Directors.

As with other guests, Taylor shared her favorite recipe, and one that is close to her heart.  These Fried Wontons & Dipping Sauce is a recipe that she learned from her Japanese grandmother.  It is a recipe that brings Taylor fond memories of evenings sitting and listening to her grandmother’s stories. We are grateful to Taylor for sharing this delicious recipe with us. These wontons are fun to make and so tasty! We hope you enjoy!

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Ready in – Makes 40 – 50 Wontons

To make this recipe you’ll need:

For the Wontons

  • 1 package Nasoya Wonton Wraps 
  • 1 pound 85/15 ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 1 bunch green onions, finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ginger powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • Small bowl of water for sealing wontons
  • ½ cup canola oil for frying

For the Dipping Sauce

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar

Combine ground beef, green onion, egg, garlic powder, ginger powder, salt and pepper into a medium bowl.  Take a wonton wrap and lay it on a flat surface (I use a large cutting board) and dip two fingers in the water bowl and wet the wrap. Make about an inch sized ball of the meat mixture and place it in the center of the wrap. Fold the wrap into a triangle shape, pressed the edges to ensure they are sealed.  Continue this process until all the wraps are used.

Preheat a wok with the oil.  Once the oil is heated begin to fry the wonton in batches of 6/7 (depending on the size of your wok).  Lay paper towels on a platter and place cooked wontons on this platter until they are all cooked. 

Once done you can prepare the dipping sauce. Mix all the ingredients until the honey is well combined with the soy sauce and the red wine vinegar.

Dip the Wontons into the dipping sauce and enjoy!

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