Monday, June 15, 2009

Pork Wontons

The twin sister food bloggers have simultaneously inspired my dinner tonight!

Jenn of Slim Shoppin' is always making the most amazing treats using wonton and eggroll wrappers. Over the past few months, Jennifer has introduced a lot of great ideas using the wrappers and always make its it look so easy. I vowed in my last comment to her that I would have to break down and buy some.

Then today, Jennifer's twin sister, Biz of Biggest Diabetic Loser posted an awesome wonton soup. I was sold and having bought them last grocery trip, had them on hand!


1/2 medium green cabbage, separated
3 carrots, separated
3/4 cup ground meat (I used pork sausage)
2 tsp soy sauce
black pepper, to taste

To make the wonton filling, I put 3/4 cup of ground pork sausage in a bowl. Next, I added 1/2 of a finely minced carrot and 1/8th of a finely minced green cabbage. I added the soy sauce and sprinkling of pepper, mixing until everything was well incorporated.

Using a 1/2 tsp measuring scoop, I spooned the mixture into the wonton wrappers and got to work folding them. Thankfully, Johnny jumped in and helped me so we could eat dinner before midnight!

To fold the wontons, first you lay the wrapper flat and spoon the mixture on. Next, you wet two of the edges using a little bit of water and them fold the wrapper in half and press to seal. This leaves you with a little triangular package.

Pick up the triangle and wet the bottom corners and fold them in over your thumb and press to seal. Viola! you have yourself a little wonton!

We got 42 out of the mixture and I decided to just cook them all so we'd have tons of leftovers for the week. Everybody into the pot!

I added 8 cups of water and bouillon to a pot with 2 1/2 carrots and brought this up to temperature. It was hot, but not boiling when I placed the wontons in. I kept the heat below a boil and gently stirred now and then so the wontons could move and wouldn't explode from a boil. After 4 minutes I stirred in the remaining cabbage, finely shredded and let it cook for 1 minute.

Spooned into a big bowl with a little bit of broth, this was a really satisfying dinner! Besides the work of assembling the wontons, it was a snap to make and we have tons of leftovers!

And this is probably a really mismatched wine to drink with this, but I saw it and wanted to try it. Newman's Own wine!! I went for the Cabernet and as usual, it had a cutesy label!

This week's Blogger Secret Ingredient (BSI) is being hosted by Girlichef and she chose Greens! All entries featuring greens are due by this Sunday for a chance to win and a prize!

Also, Michelle at Lucky Taste Buds is giving away an amazingly generous bounty of goodies. Seriously, your mouth will fall open when you look at the picture and read all it includes!


Nowheymama said...

Looks great. And, mmmm, greens!

FiloSophietje said...

oh wauw!!!
I'm so going to make this!! this looks absolutely delicious and you don't really that many ingredients..
great pics as ever!

Sweetie Pie said...

Oh yum!! That looks good and so comforting. :-)

Anonymous said...

I love the way you folded your little precious parcels! They look So plump and nice and juicy! SLURP~

♥peachkins♥ said...

looks perfect for rainy days...

A Mother's Nature said...

YUM! I love your blog!

lesley said...

I love the way you've shared this Christina, you make it look easy, so now I'm going to try...Baz will be impressed!

Jenn@slim-shoppin said...

Thanks for the shout out Christina!

You did an awesome job! That's one of those foods that I could eat every day and never get tired of it!

Your pictures turned out great!

Anonymous said...

Thanks Christina - I just realized I need to change your link on my blog roll!

Your wontons look so pretty wrapped up - good job!

Reginald @ Ceramic Canvas said...

I love pork wontons. And these look amazing and delicious.