All About Wontons:
- Wontons originated in North China.
- Viewed in ancient China as a sealed stuffed bun without holes and was named "Huidun" (meaning chaos). It was later changed to wonton.
- Wonton wrappers are generally made with flour, water, salt, (and sometimes eggs). They are then stuffed, wrapped, steamed, boiled or fried.
- Wontons are generally thinner than dumplings, which become transparent after they are cooked.
- The filling is typically made of: Minced pork, Coarsely diced or whole shrimp or oysters, Finely minced ginger and onion or carrots and Sesame oil and soy sauce.
- A triangle is the most common shape of a wonton. This is made by folding the wrapper in half by pulling together two opposite corners.
|Homemade Wonton Wrappers by Kitchen Simplicity|
- Homemade Wonton Wrappers - An easy homemade wonton recipe by Kitchen Simplicity that includes a simple mixture of flour, eggs, salt and water. The recipe also includes helpful tips about freezing wontons, preserving them in cornstarch and how they can made super thin in a pasta maker.
- How to Wrap Wontons - Now that you have an incredible wonton recipe, it's time to wrap this. I love this video on SlideShare by Chinese Kitchen that includes 11 steps (with pictures) of how to cook the filing (meat and vegetable), scoop it into the wonton, fill the wonton, and finally how to boil them. The best part is that you can watch it over and over until you get your wonton wrapping just right.
Wonton Soup Recipes:
The wontons are made and wrapped, now it's time to make the soup. Here are a few wonton-based recipes for you to try:
|Shrimp Wonton Soup by A Growing Tradition|
|Pork and Shrimp Wonton Soup by Food Repulik|
|Vegetable Wonton Soup by Seriously Soupy|
How do you make your wonton soup?
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