Wontons, or wantans, are very simple, easy and quick to cook, yet very delicious. If you are very busy and don’t have much time to do any proper cooking, this is an excellent option. They are my family favourite, whether served dry or in soup. As long as you have ready minced meat in your fridge or freezer, wontons take less than 20 minutes to cook.
I was very busy yesterday and knew I wouldn’t have time to cook. So, I took out 2 packets of ready marinated turkey mince and a packet of wonton skin from my freezer in the morning. When I got back around noon, all I need to do was to put a pot of water to boil and make the wontons. My daughter helped me with that.
The fastest way to make wontons is to make them into triangular shape. Just wet the pastry all around the mince and fold over. I used a very simple sauce. You can use your favourite one. My sauce recipe is:
light soya sauce
fried shallot oil
When all the wontons are ready, gently lower them into the boiling water. Boil for about 5 minutes. When they are cooked, remove them from the pot with a slotted spoon into a bowl. Add the vegetables into the water.
While cooking the vegetables, add the sauce to the wonton and give a quick stir. Remove the vegetables from the pot and add to the wontons. Mix well and serve hot. You can add some chopped chilies if you like.
This is a very satisfying and delicious lunch that we had. I always add a lot of finely grated carrots to the turkey mince to get my family to eat more vegetables. Then some light soya sauce to marinate the mince. You can use other types of mince too. I like turkey mince because it’s very lean.
Do you like wontons? Do you cook it often? What filling do you like? Please share, add and comment in the comment box below.
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