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Delicious Spinach Tofu Wontons with Dipping Sauce

What you need: 

Wontons:
1 (12 ounce) package frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed
1 (12 ounce) package firm or extra firm tofu
1" ginger, chopped finely
2 cloves garlic, chopped finely
dash soy sauce
dash chili oil
2 scallions, chopped finely
1 (20 ounce) package square wonton skins
oil, as needed
dash vegan Worcestershire sauce, optional
1 teaspoon orange zest, optional Dipping sauce:
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup seasoned rice wine vinegar
scallions or lemongrass, chopped, for garnish

What you do: 

1. Dust a tray with cornstarch. Mash the spinach, tofu, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, chili oil, and scallions together with your hands. Taste and adjust seasonings. Put the mixture aside for a while while you make the dipping sauce.
2. For sauce, mix the soy sauce and seasoned vegan rice wine vinegar together, and then top with either scallions or lemongrass. Put this in the fridge to chill and get all yummy while you stuff the wontons.
3. To stuff the wontons, take a teaspoonful filling and tuck it into the wonton skin. Fold the skin into a triangle and seal. If it doesn't seal well, try moistening the edges with a little bit of water. Set these on prepared tray. To cook the wontons, you can either deep fry the wontons until they are crispy in a good hot oil or cook them like potstickers.
4. To cook them like potstickers, mix vegan Worcestershire, orange juice, and another dash chili oil in a bowl with some water so you have about 1 1/2 cups. Heat a bit of oil in a nonstick pan and put the wontons in. Fry them until they are golden on 1 side, then flip.
5. When they have all been browned on one side, pour on the saved liquid. Cover quickly to get all that good steam in. Steam for a bit, then take the cover off and let them absorb most of the sauce. Serve with the yummy dipping sauce you prepared earlier.

Preparation Time: 
about an hour
Cooking Time: 
Servings: 
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SO HOW'D IT GO?

I steamed these puppies instead of deep frying them or doing them pot-sticker style and they were sooo good!  I made no changes and the recipe worked out perfectly.  My boyfriend and I each ate eight of them for supper with the dipping sauce and we were filled up just right and remained healthy.  I can't wait to try them in a wonton soup! 

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They were pretty good, they're best when let to fry until a dark golden brown all over, I think.

As far as wontons go, they're great, but not to my taste so I might not be making them again.

The sauce is best if you add some chili oil to it.  ;D

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Here is a wonton pastry brand without eggs: www.wontonpastry.com.

I was wondering, can you use the wontons in this recipe also for wonton soup?

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just curious... would it work to bake these?

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