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Homemade Wonton Wrappers

Wonton wrappers are essential to making appetizers like egg rolls and dumplings. Did you know you that they are incredibly easy to make at home? Make a big batch of our recipe, and use them to make egg rolls, wontons, dumplings, ravioli (yes, ravioli!), and more!

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Wonton, Egg Roll, Dumpling, Or Gyoza Wrappers

You’ve probably encountered wonton wrappers in their fried-to-perfection form holding in the tasty cabbage and pork stuffing of an egg roll or the creamy filling of a crab rangoon.

You may have even encountered the paper-thin wrappers in the produce section of your grocery store (typically found by the bean sprouts and tofu).

Maybe you’ve even picked up a package to make your own egg rolls or mozzarella sticks.

But, did you know that those paper thin wrappers are actually quite easy to make at home?

Wonton, egg roll, dumpling, or gyoza wrappers all start from the same basic dough. The size (big for egg rolls, small for wontons) and shape (round or square) that you cut the dough will be determined by what you are using the dough for.

Wonton wrappers are fun and easy to make at home. Make a big batch and use them to make egg rolls, wontons, dumplings, ravioli, and more! | www.curiouscuisiniere.com

How To Make Wonton Wrappers

While the dough for wonton wrappers is easy to make, you will give your arms a bit of a workout with the rolling pin, since it needs to be rolled nice and thin for the perfect wonton wrappers.

But, don’t get discouraged.

We like to roll 5-10 strokes and then flip the dough over, roll 5-10 more, flip, etc.

The dough will contract when you flip it, but flipping helps make sure that the dough isn’t sticking to the counter.

If you are having trouble getting your wonton wrapper dough as thin as you want it, here’s a trick. Roll it part way and then cover it with a tea towel to let the gluten relax for 5 minutes. Then, try rolling it out again.

(Think about the gluten in the dough like a tight muscle that you are trying to stretch out. Sometimes, it can only stretch so much before it needs a little rest. Then, once you try stretching again, you’re surprised that you can stretch farther than before!)

If you are one of those lucky people who has a pasta roller, this would be the perfect time to break it out. Using a pasta roller is a great, easy way to get your wonton dough to the perfect consistency.

We don’t have one though, and it’s never stopped us from making our own wonton wrappers!

Using Cornstarch Rather Than Flour

When rolling out dough, it is habit to reach for the flour to keep it from sticking to the counter. Right? Not with wonton wrappers!

We can’t say it enough. DON’T DUST YOUR COUNTER WITH FLOUR when rolling out the wonton wrappers.

Extra flour will make the wonton wrappers tough and gummy.

So, instead, we use cornstarch. Cornstarch will not be absorbed as it coats the dough, creating the perfect non-stick barrier.

Wonton wrappers are fun and easy to make at home. Make a big batch and use them to make egg rolls, wontons, dumplings, ravioli, and more! | www.curiouscuisiniere.com

Freezing Homemade Wonton Wrappers For Later

We prefer to use our wonton wrappers right when we make them. We find that the dough is easiest to use when it is fresh.

We still make a big batch of wonton wrappers, but then make our potstickers, egg rolls, etc. Then we’ll freeze those for later.

It’s so nice to have a bag full of egg rolls in the freezer that you can just pop one our two out when you crave them!

That being said, we have frozen the wonton wrappers themselves, and it’s definitely a route you can go if you want to save them to use later.

Simply stack the cut wonton wrapper squares with a very generous dusting of cornstarch between them.

A good amount of cornstarch between each wrapper is key to being able to separate the wrappers when you want to use them later!

The homemade wonton wrappers will keep for 2-3 months in an airtight container in the freezer.

Simply thaw them overnight in the refrigerator before using.

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One of our favorite uses for wonton wrappers is our Baked Vegetable Egg Rolls!

How To Use Wonton Wrappers

There are so many fun uses for wonton wrappers, even outside of the classic Asian treats. You can even use them as pasta to make ravioli!

Baked Crab Rangoon

Baked Vegetable Egg Rolls

Homemade Pizza Rolls from DIY Natural

Thung Thong (Thai Crispy Dumplings) from Tara’s Multicultural Table

(Fried) Shrimp and Vegetable Egg Rolls from A Day In The Life On The Farm

Spinach and Sausage Ravioli from Sew You Think You Can Cook

Pork and Prawn Wonton Soup from Food Lust People Love

Edible Origami by Culinary Adventures with Camilla

 

So, the next time you’re craving crispy egg rolls or a big bowl of wonton soup, grab a bowl and your rolling pin, and try your hand at making your own wonton wrappers!

Perfect for egg rolls, wontons, dumplings, ravioli, and more. These homemade wonton wrappers are easy to make and freeze well. | www.curiouscuisiniere.com
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Wonton Wrappers

Wonton wrappers are fun and easy to make at home. Make a big batch and use them to make egg rolls, wontons, dumplings, ravioli, and more!
Yield: 16-5" egg roll wrappers or 30-3" wonton wrappers
Prep Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 8 people
Author: Sarah | Curious Cuisiniere

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place flour into a large bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together egg, salt, and water.
  • Create a well in the center of the flour and pour in the wet ingredients.
  • Mix everything together with a spoon (or your hands), until the mixture begins to come together.
  • Turn the dough onto the counter and knead for 3-5 minutes. The dough should be firm but silky smooth when you are done. (If your dough is too tacky, add a little extra flour to your counter.)
  • Cover the dough with a damp towel and let rest for 1 hour. (Letting the dough rest will make it easier to roll thin wrappers.)
  • Divide the dough in half. Cover one half of the dough with your towel. Lightly dust your counter-top with cornstarch (NOT flour), and roll half of the dough as thin as you can, aiming for a rectangle roughly 20”x10” if you are cutting 5" wrappers, or 15"x9" if you are cutting 3" wrappers.
  • Cut the sheet into your desired shapes. (5 inch squares are perfect for egg rolls. 3 inch squares or circles are great for wontons or dumplings.)
  • Repeat with the remaining dough.
  • Use the wonton wrappers immediately or freeze them below (see below).

Notes

To Freeze for Later: Homemade Wonton Wrappers can be made ahead of time and frozen. Simply stack the wrappers with a VERY generous dusting of cornstarch between each wrapper. Wrap the stack in plastic wrap and store it in an airtight container for 2-3 months. Thaw the wrappers overnight in the fridge before using.

 

 

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Mary Catherine

Monday 12th of April 2021

If cornstarch was needed I wish I was listed in ingredients! Trying to find a replacement - any recommendations welcome!! Fingers crossed it all comes out well, very hopeful and thank you for the recipe!!

Sarah Ozimek

Wednesday 14th of April 2021

Good point Mary. Sorry for that. Arrowroot starch may be another option.

Jacquelyn

Thursday 21st of January 2021

Could arrowroot be used instead of corn starch?

Sarah Ozimek

Friday 22nd of January 2021

Hi Jacquelyn. Yes, it should be able to be used interchangeably.

thefeministwriterwhogoesmeh

Sunday 17th of January 2021

This looks delicious! I've been looking for a good recipe for spring roll wrappers, coz you don't get them on-hand around where I live. I'm excited to try this out!

Sarah Ozimek

Monday 18th of January 2021

Hope you enjoy them!

Yvonne

Tuesday 17th of November 2020

Great recipe! I was able to make 40 wraps with this portion size. Thank you for this recipe!

Sarah Ozimek

Wednesday 18th of November 2020

So glad you enjoyed it Yvonne!

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