About a month ago I shared a recipe for Beef Noodles, which was part of one fantastic meal! My family feeds missionaries from our church about once a month. At the time, we had a missionary who is part Chinese and was really missing his momma’s cooking. I reached out to her and she was kind enough to share her family recipes with me. So, I tried to recreate a “family” meal for Elder Johnson, to help sustain him until he gets to see his family again. The entire meal was beyond amazing! The dishes I made are ones that my family will prepare again and again. If you think Chinese food has to be difficult to make, you may want to give these recipes a try! Some keepers for sure!
While I prepared most of the dishes, I thought I’d save some of the Wonton folding for the elders and the kids. I wanted to make a very large batch so there would be leftovers for the missionaries to take home. Folding the Wontons is not difficult, but just time consuming. It helps to have extra hands. Elder Brendon Johnson was a trooper and let me video tape him folding some Wontons, so we could teach all of you! There are a few ways to fold Wontons, but here is one way. The recipe can be found below the video. Be sure to hit subscribe to follow my Youtube channel too!
- Wonton Wrappers – produce aisle of markets.
- 1 lb. Ground pork
- 1 tsp salt
- Pepper, to taste
- 1 Tbs sugar
- 1 Tbs soy sauce
- 2 pieces of green onion, finely minced, both white and green part
- Mix the meats and seasonings together. To taste-test the flavor and seasonings, nuke a tablespoon of meat in the microwave for about 30 seconds and then taste it. Add more seasonings if necessary. The meat is where you get all the flavor.
- Fold up into neat little wonton hats;
- Put plenty of water in a pot and bring to a boil. Drop in wontons, about 20 at a time and boil for around 3 minutes. Then take them out with a slotted spoon and serve with ramen noodles or Beef Noodles.
Can also serve Wontons with a special sauce.
Special Sauce (serves 4):
2 Tbs soy sauce
4 Tbs vinegar
Crushed red peppers or red chili paste
Sesame oil, if available.