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CJC
05-07-2009, 04:50 PM
Here is one for lunch Mooch! *;)

My kids are finicky eaters and will not like anything but a bland tasting wanton. They don't like the heavy flavored ginger or mushrooms that I would normally add to the meat. But you can add those if you like.

Here are the ingredients I used. 4 servings.

Wanton

1/4 lb Ground pork
1/4 lb Shrimps
2 tb sp Oyter sauce
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Hong Kong style wanton skins
Hong Kong style egg noodles
1 bowl of water
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Soup stock

6 oz lean beef
2 stalks green onions
Yellow onion
Cilantro
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1 Knorr beef flavor cube
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salt
Sesame oil

Preparation

Wanton

You will be able to buy ground pork meat in most supermarkets and Asian food stores but you won't find ground shrimps. I chop them up with 2 clevers (old school meat grinder *;D). I mix in the oyster sauce while doing this. I doesn't have to be to fine and it is actually better if the shrimp is a little coarse. If you have a hot tongue you might want to add some pepper or some wasabe in the mix.

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You will need a fork and knife as tools to make the wantons. Start with the knife to scoop a portion of the ground meat into a piece of skin.
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Wet half of the edge using you fork:
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Fold the skin up to form a triangle and press the edges to make them stick:
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Wet one of the 45* corners
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Bring the 2 45* corners together and press to make them stick
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And you got a wanton. Now do the rest. *;D ;D ;D
To get things ready for cooking spread the noodles and loosen them up so they wont stick to each other when cooked.
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Soup stock

Dice the green onions
Cilantros are chopped
Yellow onions and beef are sliced thin
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Cooking the wanton
Bring 3 quarts of water to a boil with high heat and put the wanton and noodles in. Keep stirring the pot occasionally to prevent the noodles from sticking to the bottom. The wanton and noodles will sink at this point.
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2 or 3 minutes later everything will rise to the top
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Another 2 minutes and it's done. So pour the whole pot out into a strainer. Rinse with Cold water and separate the wanton and noodles into 4 bowls.

Soup stock
Bring 1.5 quarts of water to a boil and add a cube of Knorr beef flavor. Add salt to taste. (I use 1 table spoon)
When the knorr cube has been dissolved add the beef and herbs. Stir the beef loose for even cooking. It will be cooked in about one minute.
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Add 1/2 a tsp of sesame oil and serve evenly in the 4 bowls.
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metalmouth
05-07-2009, 06:26 PM
Beautifully executed recipe and pics CJT! Sadly the one thing I can't find in Idaho, Wanton wrappers . . .

CJC
05-07-2009, 07:17 PM
Beautifully executed recipe and pics CJT! Sadly the one thing I can't find in Idaho, Wanton wrappers . * . * .
Can you make ravioli wrappers? ;)

metalmouth
05-07-2009, 07:19 PM
I do have a pasta making machine! ;)

CJC
05-07-2009, 07:27 PM
I think you are in business then! ;D

MB_Kevin
05-07-2009, 07:34 PM
That is a great post of a recipe! Wanton soup is my daughters favorite. I might try that with her sometime. Looks cool. My daughter mostly likes the wantons in the soups we get at the restaurant. Do those usually have shrimp in them?
I usually get my Wonton wrappers at the Asian market but was shocked to see they had them at Lucky's to. By the vegetables. Not sure if they would have them in Idaho or if they even have Lucky's.

CJC
05-07-2009, 07:43 PM
Do those usually have shrimp in them?.
The good places will have shrimp in them. The shrimp makes the wanton crisp.

The Asian markets have the best wrappers. They have the super thin ones (Honk Kong style) and they have a better texture to it. ;)

MB_Kevin
05-07-2009, 07:56 PM
Cool I will try it when I get some time. I buy them but usually just fry them up to dip in some sweet and sour souse with whatever else we are having. I have never taken the time to wrap anything up in them. I have thought about it.

tc
05-08-2009, 05:26 AM
Looks tasty, there's just so many things you can do with noodle soup, I love it.

Tom

żżż
05-08-2009, 08:21 AM
Awesome, JT! My kids will put away a pile of wonton.

I like your soup recipe - throw in some lemongrass and thai basil and we'll have some pho action! :) Those are the noodles we use too.

My kids don't mind the funky stuff in wonton - they'll eat it all. So I put other things in mine:
- water chestnuts
- garlic (very little)
- ginger (very little)
- cilantro (very little)
- green onion (very little)
- ****ake mushrooms

All of that gets finely chopped so it takes a back seat to the pork and shrimp. I tend to leave the shrimp pretty big in the mixture so you really get a big bite of it.

If it weren't 85* today we'd do wonton. ::) 8-)

Trout_Terminator
05-23-2009, 02:30 PM
so whens dinner? ;D :D. Looks awesome man, i am gonna have to try that soon!