This is neither about a song nor about the ending of something, but, it is about a Wonton Wrapper. Sometimes they are referred to as Wonton Skins. These are wonderful, thin, little sheets of dough which can be found in the refrigerated deli case at local supermarkets, or they can be made at home using just a handful of ingredients most people already have on hand. Wonton Skins
Wonton Wrappers are most commonly thought to be an integral part of an Asian feast, but they can be an excellent addition to all different cuisines. These versatile, simple and fragile, little sheets are sometimes made in square and round shapes so that they will suit one’s desired recipe needs. They are a necessary component for making Chinese Egg Rolls. These are rolled up and filled with a variety of meats and vegetables, fried to a golden hue, and then dipped into a sauce. They can even be filled with a mixture of crab meat, minced garlic and Cream Cheese, and then fried until crisp, creating an appetizer called Crab Rangoon. Wonton Wrappers can also be terrific, fried like chips and served with a typical Chinese sweet and sour dipping sauce. They may also be filled with just about any mixture of cooked meats and vegetables or seafood and then steamed. These turn out like small dumplings or Ravioli, and are called Chinese Dim Sum. Egg Rolls
Experimenting with new, inventive ways to use Wonton Wrappers just happens to be a clever way to showcase one’s creative and artistic kitchen skills. Wonton Wrappers filled with mashed Japanese yam that were cooked with chopped, crystallized, candied ginger makes terrific Ravioli, served on a plate with a Brown Butter Sauce. Or perhaps try creating a recipe that is not even Asian. Try steaming some Wonton Wrappers filled with some good Mozzarella Cheese, garlic and fresh basil leaves. Serve these with a spicy, Italian Marinara Sauce. Endless combinations of Wonton fillings and dipping sauces are only limited by one’s imagination. Try using Mexican burrito filling and serve with salsa and guacamole. Try creating something American, like little grilled Cheese Roll-ups served along side Tomato Soup. Why not go for some Ruben Sandwich fillings like Corned Beef, Swiss Cheese and Sauerkraut dipped in Thousand Island dressing? Spinach and Feta cheese inside a fried Wonton Wrapper might be a great, Greek appetizer. How about making dessert utilizing Wonton Wrappers? Try filling them with some seasonal fruit or even bananas. Fry these until they become golden, drizzle with Chocolate Sauce, dust lightly with powdered sugar and serve warm. A Cheesecake filled Wonton Wrapper served in a fresh Fruit Sauce might be good.
It is a great pleasure to consider the possibility of writing an appropriate Rap song that might enhance one’s dining experience! Whenever we create some delectable, Wonton-filled moments, we must wonder about putting the right spin on it for such a special occasion. One should rejoice just at knowing that the song has been completely composed. Sadly, until then, it’s a wrap!