Wonton, Steamed or Deep Fried

"Wonton is one versatile noodle dumpling. You can serve them as appetizers, have them in soup or as part of a Chinese meal. Serve with a little sweet & sour sauce (unless you are putting them in your soup) They freeze well (before cooking them) so you can do ahead"
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Ready In:
40 Wonton


  • 1 (8 ounce) package wonton wrappers (sold in any grocery store)
  • 6 dried Chinese mushrooms (or use 5 fresh mushrooms, finely chopped)
  • 3 tablespoons bamboo shoots, finely chopped
  • 4 ounces prawns, finely chopped
  • 4 green onions, finely chopped
  • 8 ounces pork, finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 clove garlic (optional)


  • If using dried mushrooms (and these are the best) soak them in hot water for 30 minutes, squeeze out the moisture, discard stems and chop finely.
  • combine remaining ingredients, mix well.
  • put a small amount of filling, about a 1/2 tsp, on each wonton wrap.
  • moisten the edges of the wrap with water and fold over to form a triangle, points should be slightly overlapping and press together.
  • Then bring the two ends together, dab with a little of the filling mixture where they join and seal.
  • You may now deep fry them over medium heat for about 2 minutes or until golden Or you may add them to soup and cook them for about 5 minutes in the soup& serve.
  • Or you may steam them by placing them in a steamer do not layer them, and stem for about 10 minutes.

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  1. Excellent recipe, I have been making this for 35 years. I use same basic recipe, I do add the following to it. Small bit of blanched and drained napa cabbage, 1 pinch white pepper, pinch sugar and half teaspoon MSG. The MSG is optional but it really boosts the umami to another level. I use basic dipping sauce of soy sauce, water, sugar and vinegar.
  2. I have made these twice in the last week, and I am surprised how easy they are to make! I used 8 oz. ground pork, which I browned, and I cooked the shrimp prior to combining with the other ingredients. I steamed the wontons in my steamer for 10 mins. and served with asian dumpling sauce. A really great appetizer. Thanks for posting! -Marla in Phoenix


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