Recipe for Halloween Tea Wontons

[Note: most of the photos here are from other sources and are for illustrative purposes only.]

With the holiday season coming and so many get-togethers sure to arise, the questions are: what to make? what to bring? This simple tea recipe is sure to fit the theme for Halloween, the first of many holiday parties to come. With its green filling and orange dipping sauce as well as delicious flavor, you can’t go wrong.  

First Steps

Always best to start at the beginning. Dust off your food processor and get started! Click on each photo for amounts and/or directions:

  • 1 tsp green tea – Select one that suits you.
  • Quarter cup heated water – Steep tea in the water for 4 minutes. CAUTION: Do NOT use boiling water. Water should be heated to about 160°F.
  • 3/4 cup sliced blanched almonds
  • 3/4 cup fresh grated parmesan cheese
  • 5 cups arugula
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • Quarter tsp black pepper
  • Place almonds, parmesan, arugula, salt and pepper in a food processor. Pulse together until puréed.
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese – Add in to mix in food processor.
  • 1/3 cup panko bread crumbs – Add in to mix in food processor.
  • 1 egg – Add in to mix in food processor.
  • 1 egg yolk – Add in to mix in food processor.
  • Quarter cup olive oil

Blend everything together in food processor while streaming in oil and then tea. Combine thoroughly.

Next Steps

Wonton wrappers and an egg wash are next. Click on each photo for amounts and/or directions:

  • 1 pkg eggroll wrappers – Cut the eggroll wrappers into 4 equal pieces.
  • 1 egg – Combine with corn oil and water to make an egg wash.
  • 1 tbsp water – Combine with egg and corn oil to make an egg wash.
  • 3 cups corn oil – Combine with egg and water to make an egg wash.

Putting Things Together

Here comes the tricky part, getting everything together. Click on each photo for amounts and/or directions:

  • Place a teaspoon of the green tea and cheese mixture in the center of a wonton.
  • Lightly brush 2 connecting sides with the egg wash.
  • Fold the side without egg wash onto the side with egg wash creating a triangle shape.
  • Press down on the top corner and then press towards the edges to create a seal.
  • Press out as much air as possible while keeping the filling off the edges.
  • Getting the filling on the edge will prevent sealing and cause filling to leak out while cooking.
  • Repeat process with each wonton until done.

Heating Things Up

Time to turn up the heat and get things cooking. Click on each photo for amounts and/or directions:

  • Heat the corn oil in a medium saucepan over medium low heat to 375°F.
  • Fry the wontons for about 45 seconds on each side or until golden brown.
  • Remove from oil and place on to paper towels to drain excess oil.
  • Repeat until all wontons are fried.

The Finishing Touch

Add the perfect touch with this dipping sauce. Click on each photo for amounts and/or directions:

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise – Combine with the soy sauce, hot sauce, and rice vinegar to make a wonderful dipping sauce for the wontons.
  • 2 tbsp Sriracha hot sauce – Combine with the soy sauce, rice vinegar, and mayonnaise to make a wonderful dipping sauce for the wontons.
  • Quarter tsp soy sauce – Combine with the rice vinegar, hot sauce, and mayonnaise to make a wonderful dipping sauce for the wontons.
  • 1/8 tsp rice vinegar – Combine with the soy sauce, hot sauce, and mayonnaise to make a wonderful dipping sauce for the wontons.

Recipe serves 15-18 people. A great treat for your next Halloween party!

Photo by Janet Sanchez of her wontons and how she served them to her guests.
Photo by Janet Sanchez of her wontons and how she served them to her guests.

About the Author: Janet Sanchez, formerly of Steapshoppe.com, is a skilled cook combining healthy ingredients in a very tasty way. She also stays fit with kickboxing.

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