Wonton Salad

Wonton Salad (before adding the salad dressing)
Wonton Salad
1 to 1½ heads of lettuce
1 chicken, cooked and deboned and cut in pieces
4-5 ribs celery, chopped
1-2 bunches green onions, chopped
½-1 pkg. wontons
¼ cup sesame seeds, browned in heavy pan
½ cup slivered almonds

Thinly slice and deep fry the wontons, drain on paper towels. Layer ingredients in a large bowl. Toss with Wonton Salad Dressing just before serving.

Wonton Salad Dressing

½ cup sugar
2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
2/3 - 3/4 cups vinegar
1 cup oil

Wisk together the ingredients.  Or, if you want to keep the vinegar and oil from separating--mix the first four ingredients in a blender and while the blender is running slowly pour in the oil.  Refrigerate until needed.

Tiffany's Notes:

Wontons are found in the refrigerated produce section.  You can use them to make various oriental dishes--but in this case they are sliced, fried in oil, and added to the salad.

I cooked up an entire package of wontons.  Here is one half of the package--that would have been plenty!
The wonton wraps usually come in squares--just slice them up.  I heated oil in a deep pan and cooked them a few at at time.  They are fairly easy to cook--remove them when they start to brown.
 This is the perfect color...
For dinner this week I added the wontons to a variation on the actual Wonton Salad recipe.  It was good, but the actual recipe works really well.  Add the salad dressing right before serving--and only to as much salad as you will eat that meal.  This is a great dinner salad for a large group.

I'm also wondering if you would get a similar taste and crunch if you added fried chow mein noodles to the salad instead of the wontons.  That might be an easier way to get a similar salad.

Comments

  1. Note for future reference--the latest version of the cookbook has the lettuce amount listed as 1 to 1-1/2 cups. That needs to change to 1 to 1-1/2 heads of lettuce. :)

    Mom also suggested we change the amount of salt and pepper in the dressing. I cut the salt from 4 tsp. down to 2 tsp. Any objections? She also likes less pepper so I took it down from 1-2 tsp. pepper to 1 tsp. Let me know if we need to change it back or what your input on it is. Thanks!

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