One of the best Chinese comfort foods I enjoyed while growing up was wonton noodle soup and in times like these, it’s difficult to feel reassured. However, a dish as simple as this never fails to make my day, which is why I learned how to make wontons at home by myself. Although this recipe yields a whopping 70 wontons, you can definitely cut the measurements in half to make less, but I find that making a lot at once saves you more time in the future.
- 1 lb ground pork
- 1 lb shrimp
- 4 cloves grated or finely minced garlic
- 2 tsp grated or finely minced ginger
- 3 green onions, finely chopped
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 2 tbsp sesame oil
- 1 tbsp cornstarch
- 1/4 tsp sugar
- 70 square wonton wrappers
- In a large mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients (except the wonton wrappers) with a fork or chopsticks until they are all incorporated.
- Set aside a small bowl of water for wrapping the wontons.
- Lay one wonton wrapper on the palm of your hand. Using a spoon, put one teaspoon of the wonton filling in the center. Then, use your fingers to wet all four edges of the wonton wrapper and fold the wrapper by bringing the edges together to ensure that the filling does not come out while cooking.
- Wrap all the wontons and place them on a baking tray. Place them in the fridge for two hours to set and then transfer them to a large resealable bag and store them in the freezer.
If you want to eat your wontons immediately like I did, you can enjoy them with some Asian chili oil or make wonton noodle soup. To make the soup, you’ll just need some egg noodles, bok choy, green onions, ginger and chicken broth. Bring the chicken broth, ginger and green onions to a boil in a pot and then throw in your wontons, noodles and bok choy. Cook for two to three minutes or until the wontons float to the top and enjoy!
I love making my own wontons because it makes it so much more convenient to cook up a quick lunch or dinner when I don’t feel like cooking later on. Wrapping your own wontons during the quarantine is also a great way to kill time and learn something new!