There is something so satisfying about making wontons and I think everyone should try doing it at least once – I guarantee, you’ll be hooked once you do. Before you know it, you’ll be having massive Wonton Parties with all sorts of self-proclaimed non-cooks wanted to stand side by side with you in the kitchen!
The only thing hard about making these is the time factor, but if you have help you can eliminate anything strenuous about this dish altogether. There is no real cooking, save for frying the wontons, and they are fantastic to make for a crowd. You just stand in the kitchen with your glass of wine and fling wontons at your guests as they come off the pan!
Saturday evenings are pretty relaxed in our house. There is the prospect of sleeping in the next day so lazing around in the kitchen cooking with the family, chatting and watching movies or listening to music is something we look forward to doing together. This past Saturday we all made wontons and it was one of the highlights of the weekend (the next day was pretty great too as our Weekend Chef was on duty – which I will post next!).
Make wontons – you won’t regret it!
for the wonton filling:
you will need:
oil for frying (use a high smoking oil like vegetable or canola)
1 lb ground pork (if you can find/afford organic – even better)
3 cloves garlic – very finally chopped
4 scallions – chopped
1 tbs freshly grated ginger root
1 tbs soy sauce
2 tbs mirin
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp fine sugar
wonton skins/wrappers (about 70 – this might mean buying two packs but they freeze very well for months so it’s not a waste!)
for the Dipping Sauce:
6 tbs soy sauce
3 tbs mirin
1 tsp sesame oil
2 scallions – finely chopped
Make the wontons (instructions below)
Cook the wontons: