Baked Wonton Chips come out crispy and crunchy every time. Add your favorite spices and seasoning to create all kinds of delicious, healthier wonton crisps.
Wonton chips are easy to make, super crunchy, and work with everything from cinnamon and sugar to lemon pepper and garlic. Serve them with Brownie Batter Hummus, your favorite spicy salsa, or a creamy lunchtime salad like this Blackened Chicken Salad.
As much as I love homemade baked tortilla chips, every now and again it is nice to switch things up. Recently I have using feathery, light, ultra crispy baked wonton chips instead of baked tortilla chips and they are so good. And if you are like me and can never get to the bottom of the never-ending package of wontons, this is a great way to use up leftover wonton wrappers.
At this point, you might be wondering how to use wonton chips and lucky for you, there is pretty much no wrong way to use them. They are great for dipping so you can serve them with hummus, salsa, yogurt dips, and bean dips. They also make a fun replacement for bread in dishes like chicken or tuna salad. You can even serve them instead of a tostada with dishes like ceviche and poke.
The other way I love to eat baked wonton chips is as a dessert. Sprinkle them with cinnamon and sugar and serve them as crunchy dessert chips or crumble them over low-fat frozen yogurt. They also make a killer ice cream sandwich with some softened yogurt or ice cream smushed in between.
What are wonton crisps?
Wonton crisps or chips are either baked or deep fried wonton wrappers. They are typically used in Asian dishes to add a crunch factor much like a crispy tortilla would do. They are also sold pre-made and can be eaten as chips with all types of seasoning. To make a healthier version, you can bake them at home and add whatever seasoning you like.
Not sure what a wonton wrapper is? Wonton wrappers are used in Asian cooking to make dishes like crab rangoon, wontons, egg rolls, and many other dishes. The dough is made with flour, egg, salt, and water and is typically paper thin. Wonton wrappers can be homemade but many people buy them in the refrigerated section of the grocery store, typically where the tofu is located.
How do you make crispy wontons in the oven?
There are a few important things to keep in mind to make sure your wontons turn out crispy. First, you want to spray the wontons with some kind of cooking spray. This ensures that the wonton can turn golden brown but that it won't get soggy from too much oil. Wonton wrappers are normally very thin so adding the weight of too much oil can cause them to lose some crispiness.
Secondly, it's important to make sure the wontons don't stick to the baking sheet. To prevent this, you will want to use parchment paper or a silicone mat. You also want to make sure you leave some space between each wonton when laying them out on the baking sheet. You may need more than one baking sheet depending on how many you are cooking.
Lastly, you will want to wait to add any liquid seasoning components, like soy sauce or lemon juice, until after the wontons have cooked. Adding them beforehand can result in soggy wontons.
One last thing, when it comes to shapes, the sky is the limit. You can cut them into diagonals, leave them as squares, or get creative and cut your own shapes with a sharp knife or cookie cutters.
How can I make wonton cups?
Wonton cups are a type of baked wontons where the wonton is baked into a pretty little cup. The principal is the same when it comes to cooking wonton chips. Start by spraying a muffin tin with cooking spray and then spray the wonton wrappers with cooking spray. Gently press them into the muffin tin, creating a cup. Then bake at 400 degrees for 5-7 minutes or until crisp. Let cool on a wire rack. Some people like to cut off the corners of the wonton wrapper for a prettier presentation, but it isn't neccessary. This can be done in a regular or mini muffin tin.
Seasoning Ideas for Wonton Chips
One of the best part of making any kind of baked chip is coming up with fun and exciting seasoning ideas. These are some of the most popular:
- Cinnamon and Sugar: Make a sweet treat by dusting the wonton wrappers with cinnamon and sugar. You can use a sugar substitute for a lower calorie option.
- Seasoning Salt: Just like seasoning salt makes french fries taste incredible, it also works great for chips made with wontons.
- Parmesan Garlic: Sprinkle the wontons with garlic powder before baking and then finish them with some freshly grated Parmesan cheese, black pepper, and a little lemon zest.
- Curry: Use a coconut oil spray and then sprinkle the chips with your favorite curry powder. Garam masala is a great option that isn't too spicy.
- Furikake: If you have never had this Japanese seasoning with nori (seaweed), sesame seeds, and miso, you are missing out. And it makes the perfect topping for a fresh batch of wonton chips.
Baked Wonton Chips
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- 20 wonton wrappers, whole or cut diagonally
- Cooking spray
- 2 tsp. Cajun seasoning (or your favorite)
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