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How to Make Wontons VIDEO

Delicate Pouches Filled with Yummy Pork

When I make wonTONs, I make a TON of wonTONs because you can freeze them and save them for a rainy day…or for when I am just feeling a little lazy. Wontons are great in a hot soup or fried and dipped in sweet and sour sauce. In another post I will show you how to spruce up your ramen with a few wontons and vegetables. But first we need to learn how to make a TON of wonTONs!

First you’ll need to buy a pack wonton wrappers. These can be purchased at your local asian grocery store or in the asian food section of a grocery store. I buy mine from Whole Foods. They are located by the tofu and seitan.

Next, make the pork filling. If you do not like pork or cannot eat pork because of religious or dietary restrictions, you can also use chicken.

To make the filling, combine a pound of ground pork (or chicken), 4 stalks of green onion minced, 2 tbs of soy sauce, 2 tsp vinegar, 1 1/4 tsp cornstarch, 3/4 tsps sugar, and a scant 1tsp of sesame oil. Mix all of the ingredients together until the filling has an even consistency.

Now it is time to fold the wontons! Before you start get a bowl of water ready so you can seal your wontons.  I have both written directions and video for this portion. (MY FIRST VIDEO! YAY!) 

Video: How to Fold a Wonton

A recap from the video incase you didn’t quite get it the first time 🙂

Steps:

  1. Take one wonton wrapper and lay it flat on your work surface. Make sure you cover the extra wonton wrappers with a damp paper towel so that they do not dry out. 
  2. Take a level 1/2 teaspoon of the pork filling and put it in the center of the wrapper. 
  3. Wet two consecutive edges of the wonton wrapper with water. 
  4. Fold the wonton wrapper at a diagonal making a triangle. 
  5. Seal the wonton by pressing the edges together. 
  6. Place your thumbs near either corner of the wonton with the right-angle point facing you.
  7. Wet the right corner with water. 
  8. Take your point finger and crease the wonton down the middle. 
  9. Fold the wonton in half bringing the right corner underneath the left corner. 
  10. Press the overlapped corners together and place the wonton on a baking sheet and place a damp paper towel over the wonton. 

REMEMBER: IF YOUR WONTONS DON’T LOOK PERFECT, THAT IS OKAY. WONTONS TAKE PRACTICE AND YOU’LL HAVE TO MAKE A TON OF WEIRD ONES BEFORE YOU GET A TON OF GOOD ONES.

Cooking Wontons: Wontons cook quickly if you boil them. Bring about 2-3 cups of chicken stock to a boil. Once the broth is at a rolling boil. Drop your wontons into the pot and let cook for about 3-4 minutes or until they float to the top. Once they are done take them out and you can eat them in a delicious soup or with soy sauce. 

Freezing Wontons: If you want to freeze your wontons for later, place your wontons on a baking sheet in a single layer. Place them in the freezer for two hours then transfer them to a plastic bag. When you decide to cook them, follow the directions above and add 1 – 2  minutes to the cooking time. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb ground pork or chicken
  • 4 stalks of green onion minced
  • 2 tbs of soy sauce
  • 2 tsp vinegar
  • 1 1/4 tsp cornstarch
  • 3/4 tsp sesame oil
  • Scant 1 tsp of sesame oil

Directions: 

  1. Mix all of the ingredients together except for the wonton wrappers until the mixture is an even consistency. 
  2. Take one wonton wrapper and lay it flat on your work surface. Make sure you cover the extra wonton wrappers with a damp paper towel so that they do not dry out. 
  3. Take a level 1/2 teaspoon of the pork filling and put it in the center of the wrapper. 
  4. Wet two consecutive edges of the wonton wrapper with water. 
  5. Fold the wonton wrapper at a diagonal making a triangle. 
  6. Seal the wonton by pressing the edges together. 
  7. Place your thumbs near either corner of the wonton with the right-angle point facing you.
  8. Wet the right corner with water. 
  9. Take your point finger and crease the wonton down the middle. 
  10. Fold the wonton in half bringing the right corner underneath the left corner. 
  11. Press the overlapped corners together and place the wonton on a baking sheet and place a damp paper towel over the wonton. 
  12. Boil or freeze the wontons.

Good luck and bon apétit!

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