Chinese Wontons

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These appetizers disappear quickly! They are also great dipped in a mixture of soy sauce and Worcestershire sauce.

Ingredients
1 lb ground pork
3 chopped garlic cloves
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon sesame oil
3 carrots, finely diced
3 stalks celery, finely diced
6 green onions, finely diced
1 (12 ounce) package wonton wrappers*
water
oil (for deep frying)
your favorite sweet and sour sauce

Directions

[1] Combine pork, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, and vegetables in a bowl.

[2] Separate wonton skins.

[3] Place a heaping teaspoon of filling in the center of the wonton.

[4] Brush water on 2 borders of the skin, covering 1/4 inch from the edge.

[5] Fold skin over to form a triangle, sealing edges.

[6] Pinch the two long outside points together.

[7] Heat oil to 450 degrees and fry 4 to 5 at a time until golden.

[8] Drain and serve with sauce.

*If you can’t get hold of wonton wrappers you can make them yourself:

Ingredients
1 egg
1/3 cup water
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt

Preperation: 30 min
Ready in: 30 min

 

Directions

[1] In a medium bowl, beat the egg. Mix in the water.

[2] In a large bowl, combine the flour and salt. Create a well in the center of the mixture and slowly pour in the egg and water. Mix well. If the mixture is too dry, increase the amount of water one teaspoon at a time until a pliable dough has formed.

[3] On a lightly floured surface, knead the dough until elastic. Cut dough into two separate balls. Cover the balls with a damp cloth for a minimum of 10 minutes.

[4] Cut each ball into four equal pieces. Roll the pieces into 10 1/2 by 10 1/2 inch squares. Cut each into nine 3 1/2 by 3 1/2 inch squares. Use in any recipe that calls for wonton wrappers.

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