Fried Wontons (Dumplings) Recipe and Walk-through with Wonton Soup Recipe
July 30, 2012 |
~5 mins read time.
These wontons, or dumplings if you prefer to use that term, are very easy to make, but they can be time consuming. Continue on to the bottom of the page for alternate cooking methods and freezing options. The recipe makes 25 wontons and that's a bit much, even for a family of four. With it just being Chris and I, it's definitely too much to eat all at once!
1 lb. ground pork
2 - 3 green onions (scallions)
1 - 2 medium carrots (optional)
1 pkg. wonton wrappers (usually 25 in a package)
Preparation of the mix ingredients is extremely easy. Simply chop the onions into small bits and grate the carrots. Then, mix and assemble:
Alternate Cooking Methods
Steam — use a steaming basket and steam the wontons, and, optionally, move them to a skillet to crisp them slightly.
Deep fry — as previously mentioned, you can use a deep fryer to cook the wontons. However, only do a small batch at a time or you'll wind up with wontons that are stuck together. Even when cooked, they are difficult to get apart without a huge mess.
Soup — wonton soup is one of the easiest soups to make once the wontons are made. See recipe below.
1 preparation of above wonton recipe
16 oz. fresh broccoli
96 oz. chicken broth (two 48 oz. containers)
6 green onions (scallions, optional)
Prepare wonton recipe and set assembled wontons aside.
Pour chicken broth into a large pot and turn it onto high enough heat to bring it to a boil.
While waiting for broth to boil, chop green onions and put into the broth. This will allow the onions to mix well with the broth.
Once broth comes to a boil, drop wontons into it with a spoon so you don't splash yourself with hot broth.
Let wontons boil for 2 or 3 minutes before turning heat down so that it's at a steady simmer.
Set time for 20 minutes.
Chop broccoli into bite-sized florets and put them into broth when timer has ~5-10 minutes left.
Once timer goes off, put lid on pot to trap heat and shut stove off. The broccoli will continue to cook and the soup will cool enough to comfortably eat it.
If you can't chop the broccoli within ~10 minutes of dropping the wontons into the broth, prep it before you start.
The green onion that are for the broth portion can be dropped in when the timer goes off if you want them less cooked.