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Creamy, crunchy wontons with a tangy, tart, and perfect lemon dipping sauce!
You may have noticed that I love Chinese food as I often share/talk about our family favorites like Orange Chicken, Asian Lemon Chicken, and Beef and Broccoli. I basically just try to recreate the things we like to order at Chinese restaurants. One thing we order every time we go out for Chinese is Fried Crab and Cream Cheese Wontons.
I love the creamy filling and the crunchy exterior, and I love the lemon dipping sauce!! I seriously can’t get enough of these babies, so I decided to do my wallet a favor and learn how to make them myself.
I am sharing the recipe for the wontons over on the Blendtec blog today. I used my fantastic Blendtec blender to make them, and it was so easy too! (You can find the recipe for the wontons here.)
But let’s talk about this dipping sauce for a minute! I truly think wontons are only half dressed if they don’t have a great sauce for dipping. And my personal favorite is a lemon sauce. But not just any lemon sauce…THIS lemon sauce.
It is the perfect lemony goodness, just the right tang, but enough sweet to keep me happy! And when it is paired with the creamy-crabby filling of the wontons it is blissful!
And want to know what else? Both the wontons and the sauce freeze really well. This means you can make up a batch, and freeze it, then pull them out whenever you want a great appetizer. I like to assemble the wontons, then freeze them on a cookie sheet, then stick them in a freezer bag. This way all I have to do is cook them, and defrost the sauce. Which can be done in a matter of minutes.
Company shows up last minute? No problem, pull these out and fry them up quick to tied everyone over until dinner is made!
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup sugar
- ⅓ cup lemon juice
- 1 tbs soy sauce
- ¼ tsp ginger
- ¼ tsp garlic powder
- zest of one lemon
- water (for cooking)
- Put eggs and sugar in blender and blend until eggs are fluffy and light yellow
- Add in lemon juice and zest, seasonings, and soy sauce and blend for a few more seconds to incorporate
- Fill a saucepan about 2-3 inches of water, and bring to a simmer
- Pour lemon mixture into a heat safe bowl, and place over sauce pan
- Cook, whisking intermittently, until the sauce thickens and is custard like (about 15 minutes)
This sauce is also really good over breaded chicken tenders, as it makes a nice Lemon Chicken Main dish!
Want more amazing Asian themed foods?
Orange chicken is a family favorite over here:
Or how about this Asian Lemon Chicken?
Or maybe this Beef and Broccoli?