Wontons are a satisfying staple at our house. They are yummy parcels of flavour for the taste buds, and although their size and delicacy make them seem daunting to assemble, they are actually simple to make. Toss them in a pan to make them crispy or throw them in a warm broth for a quick and nourishing meal. You can even freeze them and use as an appetizer at a future dinner party. These versatile mouth-sized treats can be enjoyed anytime.
- 1 pound ground pork
- 1/2 cup green scallions, diced
- 2 tablespoons minced ginger, grated
- 4 cloves garlic, crushed
- 1 tablespoon good quality soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 2 teaspoons sesame oil
- 1/2 teaspoon honey
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- wonton wrappers
- Mix all ingredients together and let rest for a few minutes to allow flavours to emerge.
- Place 1 teaspoon of the meat mixture on each wrapper and shape into a triangle.
- Using a pastry brush or your finger, wet the wonton wrapper edges slightly.
- Press firmly on the sides of the triangle to seal, and then press around the meat filling to seal inside.
- Cover with damp paper towel as you finish filling each wonton.
- When you’re ready to cook the wontons, put 2 cups of water into a pan and place 6-8 wontons in at a time.
- Once the wontons rise to the surface, take them out very gently with a strainer.
- For soup: pop them in a bowl of broth.
- For a crispy appetizer: toss in an oiled wok or frying pan until browned.
- Serve hot with some good quality soy sauce. If desired, top with toasted sesame seeds, poppy seeds, or cilantro for garnish.
* Can be kept in the fridge for up to 5 days.