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Classic Chinese Wontons

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Recipe

Wontons are healthy and great to have ready in the freezer.

Yield: Makes 20
Prep time: 20 Mins
Cooking time: 10 Mins

Ingredients

  • 6 oz (175g) ground pork
  • 2 scallions, white and green parts, finely chopped
  • 4 oz (115g) shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and finely chopped
  • ½ in (1cm) piece fresh ginger, peeled and shredded
  • ½ tsp Asian sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 20 wonton wrappers
  • Cornstarch, for the baking sheet
  • Lettuce or napa cabbage

Special Equipment:

  • Steamer, bamboo preferred
  • A wire rack

Directions

1. Mix the pork, scallions, mushrooms, ginger, sesame oil, cilantro, soy sauce, and pepper.

2. Spoon a teaspoon of the pork mixture into the center of a wrapper. Brush the edges lightly with egg, fold the wrapper in half, and crimp the edges to seal. Transfer to a cornstarch-dusted baking sheet.

3. Fill a large saucepan about one–fourth full of water and bring to a boil. Line a steamer with lettuce and add the wontons. Place the steamer on a rack so it sits above the water. Cover and steam the dumplings for 10 minutes or until cooked through. Serve at once.

Variation

Wonton Soup

Instead of steaming the wontons, cook them in a rich chicken broth, along with such vegetables as sliced bok choy, baby corn, or chopped Chinese broccoli. Simmer 10 minutes or until wontons are cooked.

Notes

Prepare ahead: The wontons can be covered with plastic wrap and refrigerated several hours in advance.

Freezing Information: Uncooked wontons can be frozen for up to 1 month. Good with soy sauce or your favorite dipping sauce.


© 2008 Dorling Kindersley
 

Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

Nutritional information is based on 20 servings.

53kcal (3%)
8mg (1%)
0mg (1%)
5mcg RAE (0%)
59mg
5mg
3g
0g
0g
5g
17mg (6%)
105mg (4%)
1g (4%)
2g (4%)
0mg (3%)
 

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