Chinese food can be hard to eat on the go. Although delicious, it usually requires a pair of chopsticks, a place to spread out your different dishes, and a few napkins to clean up the sauces and grease as you eat. I have also found that Chinese food usually results in leftovers and the search for a new way to consume them. Inspired by the sushiritto (sushi burrito) of San Francisco, and the ease of cheap, tasty, portable tacos, Wonton Tacos are created.
This Instructable will walk you through how to create your own wonton taco shells, fill them with your favorite dishes, and enjoy the crunchy mouthwatering dynamic duo.
Step 1: Things You'll Need
- Fresh Wonton Wrappers
- Glass Baking Dish or Muffin Pan
- Chinese Take Out
- Fork or Chopsticks
Step 2: Wonton Shells
Method 1: Drape your wonton wrappers over the side of your glass-baking dish with the butter facing up and away from the dish. Once the sides of your dish are covered in wonton wrappers, place it in your oven. If you are worried about butter dripping, place a cookie sheet or aluminum foil under your baking dish. I found that I didn’t have enough butter on the wonton wrapper to drip. Bake at 350F for 5 minutes or until golden brown. Carefully remove your newly baked shells from the side of your baking dish and allow them to cool by placing the shell upside down on your kitchen counter.
Method 2: Flip your muffin pan so that it is resting upside down. Place your wonton wrappers between the muffin receptacles of the pan so that they are in the shape of a taco shell. The butter side of your wrapper should be against the pan, facing down. Place your shells and overturned tray in the oven. Bake at 350F for 4-5 minutes or until golden brown. Carefully remove your newly baked shells from your muffin pan and allow them to cool by placing the shell upside down on your kitchen counter.
I prefer method 2 as it allows for a wider wonton taco shell. It also allows for more shells to be made at once.