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Butterfly Cookies

Cuisine: Chinese
Courses: Dessert
Serves: 80 people

Recipe Ingredients

1   Won ton wrappers
1 cup 198g / 7ozPowdered sugar
  Oil for deep frying

Recipe Instructions

Fixed these guys last night. Good stuff! Quite simple to do. I also tried using granulated sugar and cinnamon as well as the powdered sugar. All were equally good.

Cut each won ton wrapper into 2 rectangles. Lay one rectangle on top of the other to form a double thickness. Make three 1/2-inch slits in the center, lengthwise. To form a bow, pull one end through the middle slit.

COOKING: Deep fry butterflies until golden, about 1 minute or less. Drain on paper towel. Sift powdered sugar over both sides. Cool.

DO-AHEAD NOTES: These keep several weeks in air-tight containers. [Fat chance! They didn't even make it through the next day! S.C.] COMMENTS: These can also be made from egg roll wrappers but they're three times as large. I prefer using won ton wrappers because I think their mini size makes them more attractive.

From "The Chinese Village Cookbook." A practical guide to Cantonese country cooking. Rhoda Yee, Yerba Buena Press, San Francisco. 1975.

Jeff Smith


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