Authentic Pork and Cabbage Wonton

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Brad Nichols

By
@bmnich

These are VERY tasty! A fairly standard Chinese dumpling, I've tried to keep this one true to form. Get a friend - or even your kids - to help make them a bit quicker. Boil them in soup, steam them or fry them in oil - my favorite! Yum!!

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
Serves:
10-12 as apps or 6-7 in noodle soup
Prep:
2 Hr
Cook:
5 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

1 lb
ground pork
3/4 c
napa cabbage leaf - diced fine
1/3 c
chinese chives - diced fine
1/3 c
scallions - diced fine
5
chinese dried mushrooms
1/2 Tbsp
fresh ginger - diced fine
1 clove
garlic - diced fine
1 Tbsp
sesame oil
3 Tbsp
soy sauce
1 pkg
wonton wrappers

How to Make Authentic Pork and Cabbage Wonton

Step-by-Step

  • 1Rehydrate chinese mushrooms in warm water for 2 hours. Remove stems and dice fine
  • 2Combine all ingredients except wonton wrappers and mix thoroughly - you might need to use your fingers!
  • 3Place one wonton wrapper in front of you on a 'diamond' angle - so one of the points is pointing directly at you.
  • 4Add a small dollop of thepork mixture (a bit bigger than a quarter) to the center of your wonton wrapper. Do not overfill or your wontons will be hard to seal properly
  • 5Dipping your index finger in water, trace the exposed edges of the wonton wrapper. This is what will make it stick together. Try not to get it too wet, just enough to moisten it.
  • 6Fold the edge of the wonton wrapper closest to you (that diamond point) over the dollop of pork and join it with the corresponding point on the other edge, pinching the wrapper together firmly.
  • 7Using your index fingers, seal the edges of the wrapper on either side of the joined points, making a triangle 'pouch' . Avoid having air bubbles inside the wonton or it will rupture when boiled.
  • 8Turn the triangle pouch around so the center point is once again facing you
  • 9Moisten the top edge of the right point of the triangle, then gently bend the left and right points together firmly pinching the left point on top of the right.
  • 10Repeat until you have used all the pork mixture - about 40 dumplings
  • 11Cooking dumplings:
    - if Deep frying - cook in hot Vegetable or peanut oil for 4-5 mins or until golden brown
    - If Boiling - place the dumplings into boiling water (with a drizzle of sesame oil) for about 5 mins from fresh or 8-10 mins from Frozen. They float when fully cooked!
    - if Steaming - about 5-6 minutes from fresh or 10 mins from frozen

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About Authentic Pork and Cabbage Wonton

Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Chinese
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free
Other Tag: For Kids