Fried Pork Won Tons w/Sweet & Sour Sauce

Cathy Stevenson

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@69Cathy69

Been making this recipe for more years than I care to count. My kids love them & we made it a totally fun time. Get the meat ready, the water cup & toss the wrappers on the counter and let the fun begin. I'd load the meat, kids would fold & dip with water, and soon a pile of won tons, they're just like pizza rolls, who can resist. Just make sure you serve a side or two, pea pods or a salad or I'll guarantee you didn't make enough. The sweet and sour dipping sauce is to die for so I like to double it. Have fun! The meat & sauce freeze well. So make extra, then just thaw wrap and fry.


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Serves:

2-4

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Deep Fry

Ingredients

1 lb
ground pork
1/2 tsp
wine - i use sutterhome white zin from a 4pk of little bottles
2 tsp
sesame oil
1/2 tsp
salt
1/2 tsp
pepper
1 tsp
accent
dash(es)
garlic powder
2 tsp
cornstarch
5 tsp
cold water
1 pkg
won ton wrappers
oil for frying - i use vegetable oil

SWEET AND SOUR SAUCE

6 Tbsp
sugar
2 Tbsp
soy sauce
1 Tbsp
wine - more from the little bottle
3 Tbsp
vinegar
1/2 c
pineapple juice
3 Tbsp
ketchup
1/2 c
water
2 Tbsp
cornstarch

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Mix together the first 7 ingredients until blended.
2
Stir together the cornstarch and water, mix well.
3
Add cornstarch mixture to the pork mixture and mix well.
4
Now comes the fun part. Grab a custard cup and fill 1/2 full with water. Lay out some of the won ton wrappers on the counter and put a generous teaspoon full of the meat mixture in the center of each wrapper. Fold one corner to the center, wet your finger from the custard cup and dab on the folded in corner, bring the opposite corner in and touch with a bit more water. Turn and do the same with the last two corners. Do this for all remaining wrappers, place on a plate,
5
heat oil to 350 - 375 degrees in a wok or you can use a sauce pan. Once oil is hot, add won tons one at a time, don't crowd. Fry until golden and turn them over to brown the other side. When cooked, remove from heat and let drain on paper towels.
6
Sweet & Sour Sauce can be started even before the assembly of the won tons. Heat all ingredients except the the corn starch and water. Bring to a boil. Mix cornstarch and water, add to boiling mixture, return to a boil, reduce heat and cook until it thickens.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Japanese
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids