I LOVE wonton soup. Making homemade wontons I thought would be a challenge, when in fact it was super easy. I recommend you try it out if you haven’t done it before. And the best thing is you can prepare it the night before and reheat for your dinner or lunch, you can add as little or as many ingredients as you want and you can make your guests feel like it took you hours and a lot of talent to do, when it’s really easy.
For the Wontons, Here is what you need:
1 package of wonton strips
250-500grams of ground pork
4 TBS finely chopped white onion
1 tsp chili pepper flakes
2 crushed garlic cloves
1 TBS shaved/grated fresh ginger
1 egg yolk
2 tsp soy sauce
1 tsp sesame oil
Mix together very well all the pork, onion, chili flakes, garlic, ginger, egg yolk, soy sauce and oil. Take the wonton strips and spoon in a heavy portion of 1/2 TBS of mixture. With your finger use some water to lightly wet around the mixture to help bond the wonton strips together. Fold over in a triangle. Squeeze the two sides together around the ball to limit air out of the mixture. Place on a plate until all done.
Boil a pot of water. Place wontons in the boiling pot and boil until all cooked. They cook fast, so keep an eye out. They will rise to the top of the water when they’re all cooked. Remove from water.
For the broth mixture, Here is what you need:
9 cups of Chicken broth
1 cup frozen peas
1/2 cup diced white onion OR fresh green onions
1 cup chopped bok choy (the green leaf part)
3 crushed garlic cloves
2 TBS grated ginger
1 TBS vegetable or canola oil
In a pot or pan sauté the oil with the cloves and ginger. Once done, add in the chicken broth, onions, peas and any other vegetables you wish to add in it… minusthe bokchoy. On medium-low heat let simmer to a boil for about 20 minutes. Add in the bok choy for another 3 minutes. Add in the wontons and either serve right away or cool, cover and place in fridge for later. Hope you all ENJOY! 🙂