Dry Turkey Wontons

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Delicious dry wontons

Delicious dry wontons

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.

Fast way to fold wontons

Fast way to fold wontons

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:

Ingredients (sauce)
light soya sauce
fried shallot oil
sesame oil
chili sauce

Add wontons to boiling water

Add wontons to boiling water

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.

Add sauce to wontons

Add sauce to wontons

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.

Add vegetables and mix

Add vegetables and mix

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.

Other wonton recipes that you may be interested:
Wantans In Turkey Soup
Deep Fried Wantan

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Divina  on December 30th, 2009

I love wontons but I don’t make them that often. I always love it with pork. Maybe I should a vegetarian made with edamame. The dish looks great with the nappa cabbage.

TasteHongKong  on December 30th, 2009

Yes, almost any type of ground meat can go into a wonton. Whichever it is, I just like to add some green with it. I am lucky enough to know a number ways of wrapping wontons, yours sounds most simple and easy, yet looks great.

Mary  on December 30th, 2009

@Divina - Making with edamame? Sounds very good. It’s quite a while since I last ate edamame. Must go and buy them again. They are so delicious. No, it was not nappa cabbage but crispy lettuce…easy to cook…just a quick blanch in hot water.

@TasteHongKong - Hope you will show all the different ways of folding wontons on your blog. I would love that.

Trissa  on December 30th, 2009

Sounds delicious and easy Mary! I love the idea that the recipe can be done in 20 minutes - perfect for a weekday!

Sook  on December 30th, 2009

This looks so good!

Mary  on December 30th, 2009

@Trissa - Thank you. This is one of my favourite cos my children can even cook themselves. So, it’s really great for any time.

@Sook - Thank you. Oh, it would go great with kimchi, too :)

Belle@OohLook  on December 30th, 2009

I love how wontons look like little brains when they’re cooked! Pork and dried shrimp are my favourite fillings, with water chestnut for crunch.

Sarah, Maison Cupcake  on December 30th, 2009

These look lovely, I need to hunt out some wonton wrappers from my local oriental store.

Margot  on December 30th, 2009

I did not realize they were so easy to make!
Great idea, love it.

Happy New Year!!! :)

pegasuslegend  on December 30th, 2009

hi there havent got any email from you hope all is well, this is another wonderful post hope to see it on Foodbuzz :)

cheah  on December 30th, 2009

Those wontons look delicious, wonder how they taste like with turkey meat. Back here, triangular shaped wontons are ’sui kau’, the filling is slightly different from wonton filling.

kristy  on December 30th, 2009

hmm…mm… I love prawn wantons and so is m son! It’s his favourite kind of food. Yours look amazingly delicious too. yum… Btw, HAPPY NEW YEAR to you & your family. Hope you’ve a blessful & prosperous new year. Cheers.
Best wishes, Kristy

Mary  on December 30th, 2009

@Belle@OohLook - Your wontons sound very delicious. I’ll try that out next time. I can imagine the sweetness of the prawns and the crunch from the water chestnuts….yum. Thanks for sharing.

@Sarah, Maison Cupcake - Thanks. I’m sure you can get the wrappers from Oriental store. I always buy at least 6 packets to keep in the freezer. Enjoy cooking wontons!

@Margot - They are really easy to make. Hope you try out soon. Happy New Year to you, too! Hope you have fun and a great year ahead :)

@pegasuslegend - Thanks very much for your care. I am well. Just having problem with access to internet. Hope it will be back to normal soon. Hope you are having holiday fun!

@Cheah - Thanks. Turkey meat is very lean and so not as moist but with a lot of grated carrots added, they taste very good. Hope to try out with more types of fillings.

@Kristy - So, you have to cook a big pot if I am to visit you :D Happy New Year to you too, Kristy. Hope 2010 will be a great and prosperous year for you too!

Christine @ Fresh Local and Best  on December 30th, 2009

This looks great to add to my list of quick and easy recipes. Thanks for sharing!

Impromptu Diva  on December 30th, 2009

I love the idea.. it looks so easy. I have to buy wanton to try this dish… Mary, I’m amazed, that you have an entry daily… how could you possibly do that superwoman?

Ellie  on December 31st, 2009

Wonton!! Love it. Great idea to use up the leftover turkey :) Wishing you and your family a very happy new year, Mary!

Adino  on December 31st, 2009

Hi Mary!

I found your blog via the 31DBBB forum.

Your recipe looks really delicious. I like how the recipe is really simple, and can be cooked in 20 minutes.

I’ve stumbled your recipe to StumbleUpon


Mary  on December 31st, 2009

@Christine @ Fresh Local and Best - You are most welcome. Happy New Year, Christine!

@Impromptu Diva - LOL…the main reason is because we have to eat! My blog gives me the incentive to cook new food for my family and friends. Most of them are very simple and easy to cook….that’s what I love. Happy New Year!

@Ellie - Thank you. Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year, too, Ellie!

@Adino - Thanks very much for visiting and for stumbling my post to Stumbleupon. Thanks too for your lovely compliment. Happy New Year.

Jeannie  on December 31st, 2009

I love wantans! It’s easy to make and even easier to eat too :D Sometimes, the boys requested for the deep fried version which is equally nice though less healthy.

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Mary  on December 31st, 2009

@Jeannie - LOL….love how you said it’s easier to eat too! That’s very true. I love the deep fried wontons too. Just need to boil more cooling drinks to enjoy them :D Happy New Year, Jeannie!

@Vincent - Thanks very much for visiting and for invitation. A delight to add my blog to Petitchef. Happy New Year, Vincent!

Conor @ HoldtheBeef  on January 2nd, 2010

Wow, this does look and sound easy, and is making me incredibly hungry to look at.

Mary  on January 2nd, 2010

@Conor@HoldtheBeef - They are very simple and easy to make. Hope you try out soon.

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