Wontons is a type of dumpling commonly found in a number of Chinese cuisines. However, there are many dumplings similar to wotons but in different forms with different recipes all over the world.
Here I want to make a discovery of Chinese wontons cuisine and by the way, give your a traditional recipe of it.
Wontons in cooking method, we have:
Wontons in shape: There are several common regional variations of shape.
The most versatile shape is a simple right triangle, made by folding the wrapper in half by pulling together two opposite corners. Its flat profile allows it to be pan-fried like a potsticker in addition to being boiled or deep-fried.
or simple gather all the corners to the center,then press firmly like following
or adorable shaple like these
Well, I have just introduce you 2 basic cooking method for wontons and different shapes. It is time to give you my favorite recipe How to make wontons? What are they made of and how to shape them? Then, you can fry or steam depening on your like.
I bought enough ingredients for 6 servings
400 grm ground pork
200 grm shrimp – roughly chopped
3 spring onions – finely chopped
1 carrot – finely grated
10 water chestnut – cut into small cubes
2 tbsp cornstarch
1 egg white
1 tbsp oyster sauce
3 tbsp soy sauce
½ tsp pepper
½ tsp sugar
½ tsp sesame oil
Salt to taste
Shape wontons step-by-step
Step 1: Place a wonton wrapper on a clean work surface. Place 1 heaped teaspoonful of filling in the centre of the wrapper. Brush the edges of the wrapper lightly with a little water.
Step 2: Fold the wrapper in half diagonally to enclose filling and form a triangle.
Step 3: Pull the top and bottom corners up to meet each other, so that 1 corner overlaps the other slightly. (This motion forms a pouch.) Press the ends together to seal.
When all wontons well wrapped, I decided to fry them.
I made plenty of wontons so I can freeze them for future eating. My family love them so much.