the way i make them has changed over the years. with the holidays being very busy, i completely appreciate a modernized way of making these tasty bowties instead of slaving away mixing, rolling and cutting. so, i have taken to a short cut. a chinese one, to be exact.
huh, you say?
the following bowties take no time to make. having a little hanukkah helper does speed things up, as long as s/he knows what the correct procedure is. the forming of the bows is fun for kids but keep them away from the oil, obviously.
so without further ado, here is how you do it.
it's really a no-brainer and besides the wrappers, it requires nothing but a cutter of some sort, the oil, a cookie sheet and the icing sugar & cinnamon, if you use it.
fried hanukkah bowties
1 pkg wonton wrappers
oil for frying
cinnamon and/or ground ginger [optional]
first of all, i use one of these to cut the dough. it makes the job fast and simple. you can also use a knife.
once that is done, take a strainer and sift the icing over your bowties and then turn them and repeat.
an alternative is to put the icing sugar in a ziploc and then add the bowties and shake. they will be covered more heavily.
most of all, enjoy!! happy holidays.
p.s. these sound like the bomb! definitely in the plans for another day.