Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Baked Wanton Pouches with Minced Beef and Tomato Fennel Fillings

This was one of those times where I just basically wanted to fool around with some of the stuff that I had left from a previous dinner and thought what I could do to with my oven at the same time.

In the end, I came up with this interesting variation of deep fried wanton, but to keep it more healthy, this is baked rather than fried and the fillings have been somewhat altered.

Prepare the fillings with minced beef, chopped tomatoes and finely diced fennel. Season it with soy sauce, black pepper, dash of Chinese wine and just a bit of sesame oil and mix thoroughly. Roll the fillings into wanton skins which you can get at any supermarket and place them in rolls in an oven tray.

Set the oven to 200 deg C and bake for about 8-10 minutes or until the tops of the wantons are crisp and golden brown. Once done, the inner fillings should be moist with the tomatoes moisture and the fennel and minced beef will give it a slightly different yet aromatic flavor.

The skin will not be as crispy as deep fried wantons, but it should still be crisp at the top and certainly, far less oily! And one baked wanton would also make a perfect amuse bouche!


  1. I like the recipe for the baked wantons. Could you tell me how much of each ingredient you put in them? They look like they would be really good. Thanks, enjoyed your site.

  2. For 20 - 30 wantons, this is what you need:

    200 gm of minced beef
    2-3 stalks of fennel, finely diced
    1 tomato, finely chopped and diced
    soy sauce, sesame oil and chinese wine (jus add a dash of sesame oil and chine, but soy sauce you can adjust to how salty you want the mixture to be)

    enjoy! let me know if you still hv prob figuring it out, but sometimes you should just go by instinct.