Post by: Ree | The Pioneer Woman Cooks | Published on: 11/30/2015
These crispy, sweet, luscious little fried wontons are the dessert version of these cream cheese wontons I posted a couple of years ago! I have a real weakness for anything fried in a wonton, whether it’s sweet or savory, and these little Nutella wonders are great for the holidays!
Best thing is, they really don’t take any time at all to make.
And c’mon. They’re filled with Nutella! That means they’re gonna be good.
First, grab a package of wonton wrappers. These are typically sold in the produce section of supermarkets, and you just need to keep in mind that after you open the package, they dry out really fast. So grab a few, then cover the rest so they won’t get dry (and therefore become hard to work with.)
Sorry to be bossy.
You’re also gonna want to whip up a simple egg wash: 1/2 cup water and 1 egg. Mix with a fork. Done!
Lay out one wonton wrapper, then use a dinner knife to grab a small amount—probably 1/2 teaspoon or so—of Nutella.
Smear it onto one corner of the wrapper, leaving a little bit of space from the edge. (You’ll likely need a second knife to scrape it off the first.) And sorry to be bossy again, but try not to smear Nutella all over the wonton wrapper (and your neighborhood) in the process.
Dip your finger (either your middle or ring finger will be fine; if you use your index or pinkie finger, the wontons will not turn out right. Just kidding) into the egg wash and smear a little border around the edges of the wrapper.
Fold up the corner…
And roll it semi-snugly into a roll until it’s a little past the halfway point (in this photo it’s a little short of the halfway point.)
You could probably add a little more Nutella than I used; I was trying to keep the wontons from popping open in the oil, but a little more would be fine.
Grab the two ends and bend them backward until they meet and “hold hands” as my friend Jaden describes it. Hold the ends together for a few seconds so they stick.
Then I tuck the little end backward so the whole wonton is nice and neat. Done!
Now act as quickly as you can (to avoid them drying out) to assemble a few more wontons…
And fry them in oil for about 45 seconds or so! This is regular vegetable oil heated to about 350…but peanut oil works really well, too. Use a metal spatula to carefully move them around to make sure they brown evenly.
Note: If you have kids in the house, please put the pan of oil on the back burner! It’s the safest way to go.
As soon as you see them getting nice and golden, remove them to a paper towel-lined plate so the excess oil will drain.
Aren’t they cute? Then just fry some more while these sit. Note that you won’t want to eat these as soon as they come out of the oil—it’s best if you wait at least a couple of minutes to ensure the Nutella isn’t too hot.
And there’s one last thing you want to do before eating (or serving) them: Put a little powdered sugar in a sifter…
And sprinkle it over the wontons!
I was doing a really good job being patient…but Todd couldn’t stand it any more.
- PREP TIME: 20 Minutes
- DIFFICULTY: Easy
- COOK TIME: 2 Minutes
- 24 whole Wonton Wrappers
- 1 jar Nutella
- Vegetable Or Peanut Oil For Frying
- Powdered Sugar, For Dusting
***Note: Be careful when frying with hot oil! Place the pan on the back burner of the stove if you have kids in the house.
In a separate bowl, mix together the egg and water.
One at a time, assemble the wontons: use a knife to smear approximately 1/2 teaspoon Nutella on corner of a wonton wrapper, leaving a little bit of space from the corner. Use your finger to “paint’ the egg wash all around the edges of the wrapper. Roll the wrapper on a diagonal, starting with the Nutella corner and stopping when a little more than half the wrapper is rolled and the Nutella mixture is inside. Fold the two ends and use the egg wash to stick them together. Allow the remaining pointed end to naturally tuck backward. (The wontons should resemble tortellini.)
As you work, place the assembled wontons under plastic wrap or a light towel to keep them from drying.
Heat 2-3 inches of oil in a large saucepan or medium skillet to just under 350 degrees (you don’t want the oil too hot or it will burn the wontons! Experiment with a spare sheet of wonton wrappers to check.
About 4 to 5 at a time, fry the wontons for about 45 seconds to 1 minute, flipping carefully midway through to make sure they brown evenly. Remove them when golden. Drain on a paper towel and dust generously with powdered sugar for serving. (Wait 3 to 4 minutes at least before eating since the Nutella will be hot.)
Reference Article: http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/nutella-wontons/