We went to the Chinese supermarket (Wing Yip) last week and I picked up some wonton skins as well as some other bits and pieces. I have not made any wonton for years. My mum usually makes them and brings them over for my freezer, which is great for lunch when I work from home.
You can put pretty much anything you want in them, but here's what I did.
What you need
- Pack of wonton skins
- 2 pork shoulders - chopped up finely or minced
- 5 king prawns - shelled and deveined - chopped up finely
- 1/2 inch ginger - peeled and finely chopped
- Handful of fresh chives - finely chopped
- Good pinch of white pepper
- Dash of sesame oil
- Dash of light soya sauce
- 5 shiitake from a tin - chopped
- 1 egg - whisked lightly
- Combine all the ingredients, besides the wonton skins and egg. Give them a really good mix until they are all really well combined
- Make the wonton!
- Take 1 of the skins and place on your palm
- Take some of the mixture, less than a teaspoon full, and plonk in the middle of the skin
- Dab some egg around the edge of the skin
- Fold the skin so that the mixture is firmly inside but the edges are all sealed up, bit like making an envelope.
- To cook, add to a pan of rapidly boiling water for about 5-6 mins. Add a little soya sauce, fish sauce, oyster sauce or a combo of all for flavour in the stock