Basic Wonton

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Ingredients

  •   10 small
    chinese mushrooms
  •   1/4 lb
    prawns
  •   5
    water chestnuts
  •   1/2 lb
    ground pork
  •   1
    finely chopped green onion
  •   1 pkg
    wonton wrappers
  •   1 tsp
    salt
  •   1/2 tsp
    sugar
  •   1 tsp
    soy sauce, thin
  •   1 tsp
    oyster sauce
  •   1 dash(es)
    pepper
  •   1 1/4 Tbsp
    cornstarch
  •   1 small
    egg
  •   1/2 c
    canola oil
  •   4 Tbsp
    canola oil

How To Make

  • 1
    Boil Chinese mushrooms for 10 minutes, rinse, squeeze dry, cut off and discard stems; then, chop into very small pieces.
  • 2
    Shell, devein and wash prawns.
  • 3
    heat 4tbl spoons of oil in skillet and cook shrimp til pink and set aside
  • 4
    brown pork, drain and set aside.
  • 5
    Chop chestnuts into very small pieces, peel and crush water with the flat side of the cleaver.
  • 6
    If you don't have a cleaver, chop the water chestnuts into very fine pieces.
  • 7
    Add all other ingredients except wrappers and oil of course and mix well.
  • 8
    1 teaspoon of filling is used for each wonton.
  • 9
    With one corner of the skin toward you, place 1 teaspoon of filling about an inch from the corner.
  • 10
    Fold one corner to cover the filling.
  • 11
    Turn once more...about 3/4 inch.
  • 12
    Turn the wonton so that the triangle is toward you.
  • 13
    Dampen the left corner with a little water.
  • 14
    Swing the right corner away from you and place it on top of the dampened left corner.
  • 15
    As you make this fold, simultaneously pull the filling toward you with your middle finger.
  • 16
    You should finish with a little "hat-like" effect.
  • 17
    heat 1/2 cup oil in skillet and fry for a few mins on med heat on each side until lightly brown. drain on paper towel.