Did you know that making wonton wrappers at home is incredibly easy? Make a big batch, freeze and keep using to make wontons or dumplings with your favorite fillings.

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Wonton wrappers served on a plate.

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  • About This Recipe
  • Ingredients
  • How to make Wonton Wrappers?
  • Pro Tips By Neha
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Usage Ideas
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About This Recipe

Wonton wrappers (or skins) are paper-thin sheets of dough used to make the outer layer of wontons or dumplings. Making these sheets at home is incredibly easy and by using just 5 simple pantry ingredients, you can make perfect wrappers at home.

Once the wonton skins are ready, you can fill them up with your choice of fillings and make wontons or dumplings. These sheets freeze very well for months. I always make a big batch, freeze it and keep using it whenever I crave a warm wonton soup or steamy dumplings.

These homemade wonton wrappers are much better than store bought packet. Why, you may ask?

  1. Made using high-quality ingredients
  2. Free of preservatives and other chemicals
  3. Economical

So waste no time and make yourself a big batch!

Ingredients

Wonton wrapper ingredients.

All-Purpose Flour – These are traditionally made using all-purpose flour. For a healthy alternative, you can try making them with whole wheat flour but the taste and texture will differ a bit.

Cornstarch – It makes the skins firmer and chewier. It also promotes stretch-ability and a delicate, thin finish.

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Egg Yolk – The addition of egg yolk helps to make the wontons soft and supple.

Other Ingredients – You will also need vegetable oil, salt, and water.

How to make Wonton Wrappers?

Stir together 2 cups of all purpose flour and 1 teaspoon salt in a large bowl.

All purpose flour and salt added to a bowl.

Make a well in the centre of the flour.

Well made in the center.

Add the egg yolk in the well and mix it with the flour using spoon or your clean finger tips.

Egg yolk added in the well.

Add cold water (approx ½ cup) little by little and mix everything together with a spoon (or your hands), until the mixture begins to come together. You can add more water if required.

Cold water added to the bowl.

Turn the dough onto the counter and knead for 5-6 minutes using the heels of your hands. Kneading helps to form gluten and makes the dough smooth and elastic. This is a very important step to get perfect wonton sheets.

Dough turned on a counter.

The dough should be firm but smooth when you are done. If your dough is too tacky, add a little extra flour to your counter and knead again. Cover the dough with a damp towel and let it rest on the counter for 30 minutes.

Smooth dough made.

Note – You can use a stand mixer fitted with a dough attachment to mix and knead.

Knead once again for 2 minutes and divide it into 2 equal parts.

Dough divided into 2 equal parts.

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Take out one part and cover the rest with the towel. Lightly dust your countertop with cornstarch (NOT flour), and roll as thin as you can into a rough rectangle. Thick wrappers produce an overly doughy result that can overwhelm the filling

One part of dough dusted with cornstarch.
Rolled to make a thin rectangle.

Cut into 4-inch squares (using a knife and ruler) or in circles (using a round cookie cutter). Repeat with the remaining dough.

Measuring the rolled dough for cutting later.
Cut into 4 inch squares.

Dust the wrappers generously with cornstarch to stop them from sticking to each other. Stack them and wrap them in cling film. Keep the covered stacks in a ziplock bag and freeze until ready to use. Thaw the wrappers overnight (or 2-3 hours) in the fridge before using them.

Ready wonton wrappers stored in a ziplock bag.

You can also cut these round for dumplings.

Pro Tips By Neha

The key to perfect wonton wrappers is the dough. Ensure that you knead it well until it is very soft and elastic.

Dust the work surface with cornstarch (NOT flour) and roll the dough. Cornstarch makes these covering slightly chewy, just like want them to be.

Roll the dough as thin as possible. You can use a pasta roller to roll.

Dust the wrappers generously with cornstarch to avoid them from sticking to each other.

While using these wrappers for dumplings or wontons, do not overload it with filling. It might break due to excess filling.

Frequently Asked Questions

Usage Ideas

You can use these sheets in many ways,

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  • First and foremost, you can make wontons – fried, pan-fried, or steamed with your choice of delicious fillings.
  • You can use wonton sheets to make taco cups, pies, tarts, mini quiche, salad cups, etc. Bake these wonton wrappers in a muffin tray and fill these crispy cups with your choice of fillings.
  • You can also make wonton pierogi, crab rangoons, samosas, ravioli, wonton wraps, wonton crackers, cannoli, wonton crips, and many more such recipes.

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