Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Cooking With Mom: Wonton Soup
Some of my earliest memories are helping my mom prepare dinner.
One of my favorite things to help with was filling and wrapping wontons for soup. You can find a recipe right on the wonton wrapper package or through an online search (which are more authentic and probably much better than mine, however I've included ours below (which my mom altered for the picky eaters in my family):
1 package Wonton Wrappers (usually found in the produce section of your local grocer)
4 1/2 - 5 cups Chicken Stock
Green Onions/Spinach to garnish (optional)
1/2-1 lb lean Ground Pork
3-4 Green Onions finely chopped
1 stalk Celery finely chopped
1 tsp. Ginger
Touch of Black Pepper
Garlic Powder (optional)
Combine meat mixture thoroughly. Separate Won Ton wrappers. Place a teaspoon of the meat mixture in the center of each.
The next step is where I let my daughter start to help. Dip finger in water (most recipes will suggest egg white, water works just fine) - brush water on all four edges of wrapper (this will help the wrapper adhere to itself).
Fold in half (forming a triangle) and press down on the sides to seal. Didn't get any photos of the last step in folding so am including instructions (below) found at ChenPhotography to finish folding the wontons:
Bring chicken stock to a rolling boil and drop in wontons. They will be fully cooked in about 5 minutes. Garnish with chopped green onions or spinach and devour!
How do your children help you with meal preparation?