Homemade wantons - this is how they look like after cooking
The Mother-in-law is here to stay with us for the month.
This week, I learnt how to make wantons from her. These wantons are not like the ones you get outside. There is minced pork, bits of prawns, Chinese cabbage (The Mother-in-law says you can add any vegetables you like..) and Chinese parsley.
The meat made the wantons very tasty, the prawns made them a little crunchy whilst the vegetables made them really juicy.
They were surprisingly easy to make.
What we did
- Blanched the Chinese cabbage in some hot water
- Cool of the vegetables and wringed them to get rid of the water within the vegetables
- Cut the vegetables into small pieces
- Cut the Chinese parsley into small pieces
- Minced the pork, cut up the prawns into little pieces
- Mixed all the ingredients together and season with salt, soy sauce and some pepper
- Wrap the wantons up - place a little meat in the centre of the wanton skin, fold it into fold and then join the lower 2 ends together so that the resulting wanton looked like an ingot. This video clip illustrates this very clearly..
- Bring to boil a pot of water, then add in the wantons and cook for about 3 minutes, stirring occassionally to ensure they do not stick to the pot or to one another
- Then add the cooked wantons to a pot of chicken soup and serve immediately.
How the wantons looked like before cooking - like gold ingots