Basic Wonton

Basic Wonton Recipe

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

How to Make Basic Wonton


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

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