Friday, November 22, 2013

Chinese Wontons (Homemade)

Hey everyone,

I have to tell you working really takes up a little too much time for my taste. I would much rather be crafting and blogging and I realize I have been a bad blogger. None the less, I hope you enjoy this post and try making some of your own wontons!

- 1 Pound Ground Pork
- Scallions
- Nappa Cabbage
- 2 Wonton skins packs (square, and defrosted)
- Chopping board and knife
- Mixing bowl
- Large Plate
- Seasame oil
- and Egg

These are the items I used, but you can change around the ingredients!


1. Wash your hands and get excited to make some wontons! First, chop up your veggies. For me, I chopped around half of my small nappa cabbage, and 2 stalks of scallion.

2. Mix your ground pork and veggies together in a large mixing bowl.

3. Beat up an egg and mix that into the wonton filling mixture. This egg will help cheap everything togeher! You can also drop in som seasme oil for some of the extra flavor. A little goes a long way. :)

4. Now you can start foling in you wonton filling into those wonton skins! I used about 2 packs of wonton skins, but depending on how much filling you want to use for each wonton, you may use more or less. The trick is to use all the filling and the skins without leftovers!

5. Now, boil your homemade wontons for about 10 min and set the table for a nice, balanced meal! (There are meat and veggies in there!)

What I've learned:

- Make sure your wonton skins have defrosted all the way.
- Chop the vegetables as finely as you can, I enjoy "hiding" the vegetables in my wontons, so you won't have a crunch when you're eating.

I really like making wontons because you know it's healthy, you can trick yourself (and family) into eating vegetables without them really knowing (or caring, because they're that good!) Usually I'd make a soup base (I threw some of that extra nappa cabbage into the soup), but you can serve them on a plate and have dipping sauces as well.

I hope you enjoy your meals!!

Alison :)