October 1st is World Vegetarian Day. In the spirit of eating less meat, I decided to fix one of my favorite vegetarian dishes, tofu wontons. These are easy to fix, but I unfortunately don’t know how to make a SMALL batch, so it can be somewhat time consuming if you are making more than 10.
To make this animal-friendly treat, here’s what to do:
- Olive oil for frying
- 1 package of wonton wrappers
- 1 package soy tofu
- 1 C broccoli
- 1/2 C carrots
- 1/4 C green onion
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- a small bowl of water and a barbecue brush
- soy sauce
- Preheat large skillet over medium heat. Swirl olive oil to coat skillet.
- Finely chop tofu, broccoli, carrots, and onion (I have an undying love for my ninja chopper). Place ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Mix well.
- Take a Wonton wrapper and brush water along the sides of the wrap. Spoon 1 tablespoon of tofu mixture in the middle of the wrap. Fold the edges of the wrap together and seal the edges.
- Repeat filling process until you have 8-10 wontons, or enough to fill your skillet.
- Place wontons in skillet and saute until brown, about 3-4 minutes. Flip wontons and saute for another 3-4 minutes.
- Remove wontons onto a dish and keep warm. Re-coat skillet with olive oil, and repeat process of filling wraps and cooking. Remember to re-coat skillet before each batch.
This recipe makes about 40 wontons. To serve, plate the number of desired wontons, and put soy sauce in a small sauce bowl for dipping. If you would like to tempt fate and make a smaller batch, cut the entire recipe in half.
Let me know what you think!