No one ever expects wontons… or is that the Spanish Inquisition? Either way, wontons are a great way to give someone a little culinary kick for a number of reasons. First, they don't really have a reputation for being spicy and second, you can't exactly see what is in them until you take a bite. By then, it's too late for your poor victim as they're already eating these excruciatingly delicious wontons.
Yields 24 wontons
- 2 tablespoons peanut or olive oil
- 1 pound ground pork
- 2 tablespoons minced ginger
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 4 green onions, minced
- 2 tablespoons ground Sichuan pepper
- 4 tablespoons Sriracha
- 1 Thai chili, minced
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 24 wonton wraps
- 1 egg
- Oil for frying
- Put the oil in a skillet or wok and let it get hot. Then add all of the ingredients except for the wonton wraps, egg and oil. Sauté until the pork is fully cooked.
- When the pork is done, set the mixture aside to cool and lay out the wonton wraps.
- Make an egg wash by beating the egg with a tablespoon of water and brush it on two edges of the wonton wrap. Add a heaping teaspoon of filling into each one and close to make a triangle.
- Get the frying oil hot over medium-high heat and fry the wontons until golden brown.