Posted in /Cooking/Entrees on Friday, April 10, 2020
I've had wonton wrappers in my freezer for longer than I would like to admit. I've used the wrappers to make crackers and cups for appetizers but I far prefer to use the wrappers to make wontons! There is now a large bag of frozen wontons ready to use at my beck and call.
1 pound ground meat (pork, chicken or turkey)
1/2 cup mushrooms finely minced (shiitake works really well)
1/4 cup (about 3 onions) green onions thinly sliced
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 inch grated ginger
3 large cloves garlic - minced
3-5 pinches red pepper flakes
1 package square wonton wrappers
- Combine the meat, mushrooms, green onions, soy sauce, sesame oil, cornstarch, salt, pepper, ginger, pepper flakes and garlic in a large bowl. Stir until thoroughly combined.
- Place one wonton wrapper on a flat surface. Keep the remaining wrappers covered with a damp towel so that they don't dry out.
- Place 1 teaspoon of the mixture onto the center of the wrapper. Fold the wrapper over into a triangle shape, dip your finger in a bit of water and paint the two sides to glue them together. Then bring the two folded bottom corners together to make a purse shape. Use a bit of water to "glue" the bottom corners together.
- Place finished wontons under a damp towel
- Repeat the process with the remaining wrappers and filling.
- Wontons can be cooked imediately or can be frozen for later use. You can make boil the wontons in water and then add them to chicken broth with bok choy for a nice soup or your can deep fry them for a great appetizer. Or my favourite use them as a pot sticker (gyoza) by cooking them in a bit of sesame oil until they turn golden on the along the edges then pouring in a 1/4 cup of water and cover immeditatly to finish off with steam.
If serving as a pot sticker or appetizer you can serve them with a dipping sauce of 3 Tbsp soy sauce and 1 tsp rice vinegar or with sweet chili sauce.
Inspired by: Dinner at the Zoo
Here is a "How to video" I made for my class: How to make homemade wontons