Homemade Wonton Wrappers are thin sheets of dough that can be boiled, steamed, or fried and filled with your favorite ingredients. Of course, they are always perfect for the traditional wonton soup as well. They are easy to make and are similar to making your own homemade egg noodles. You can have these fresh, made-from-scratch wonton wrappers with just four ingredients!
Homemade Wonton Wrappers
Wontons originated in Northern China and Wonton Wrappers were considered sealed buns. The original name was ‘huidun’, meaning chaos. Eventually, the term was changed to wonton as the Chinese writing characters were starting to form. Wonton Wrappers are similar to dumplings, but to be precise, dumplings are usually round while wonton wrappers are square in shape. Wonton wrappers are also much thinner and more delicate than dumplings.
Although I made this batch of wonton wrappers round, you could always keep with the traditional square shape if you wish. I just think the round shape makes it a little easier to wrap up the tasty fillings that are held in each wrapper. Use them for my Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Wontons, Jalapeno Popper Wontons and Cream Cheese Wontons.
How to Knead Dough
- Press the heel of your hand into the ball of dough and push forward.
- Rotate the ball and repeat the step 1.
- Keep kneading until the dough no longer looks powdery.
- If dough feels wet or sticky, add a small amount of flour at a time.
- Once kneading is complete, cover the dough and let it rest for 30 minutes.
Can I Use the Dough to Make Egg Roll Wrappers?
Sure! Egg roll wrappers are very similar to wonton wrappers. The major differences are the size and shape of egg roll wrappers. Once you have rolled out the dough, it should be cut into squares that measure 6-7 square inches.
How to Store and Freeze Wonton Wrappers
If you are storing your wrappers, wrap the wrappers in plastic wrap (say that 3 times fast) and freeze them until you are ready to use them, up to 3 months. Be sure to label and date the package and let them thaw in the refrigerator for a few hours before you fill them.
Homemade Wonton Wrappers
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 large egg
- ½ cup cold water, for kneading
- ½ cup flour, for dusting surface
- Mix together the flour and salt with clean fingers on your work surface.
- Create a well in the center of the flour and add the egg, whisking slowly to incorporate the flour.
- Add the water a little at a time and work the dough until it holds together and forms a ball.
- Using your hands, knead the dough for 5-6 minutes to develop the gluten.
- Cover the dough and let it rest for 30 minutes.
- After 30 minutes, knead the dough again for 2 minutes.
- If you have a pasta roller, pass the dough through the pasta machine on its thinnest setting. (If you don't have a pasta machine, roll the dough into a long rope and cut the rope into 40-50 small pieces. Use a dough roller to roll each piece into 4-inch circles.)
- After thinning the dough through the pasta roller, cut the dough sheets into 4-inch circles, or about the size of the wide mouth of a mason jar. (You could also cut them into rectangles.)
- To keep the wonton wrappers from sticking together, dust them each with flour and stack them in a pile, wrapping the pile in plastic wrap. Freeze until ready to use.
- To thaw the wrappers, take them out of the freezer and place them in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours.
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