My daughter will eat just about anything as long as it is encased in
some kind of floury carbohydrate, which is why I knew I could make a
dumpling she would like. You should try out this fun but slightly time consuming recipe. I got the idea to add the shredded carrots from the Weelicious
website, which has some great recipes.
For the wontons:
1/2 lb group pork
1 shredded carrot
2 sliced scallions
2 tbsp chopped fresh ginger
1 tbsp minced garlic
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp sesame oil
For the dipping sauce:
3 tbsp soy sauce
3 tbsp mirin
1 sliced scallion
To prepare the wontons, mix the pork, egg, shredded carrot,
scallions, ginger, garlic, soy sauce and sesame oil in a bowl. Peel off
one wonton wrapper from the pile, and, with a little bowl of water next
to you, put a teaspoon-full of the meat filling into the center of the
wonton wrapper. Dip a clean finger into the water bowl and run a little
water around the edge of the wonton wrapper, then fold it on the
diagonal and press the seams together to seal. Repeat until you're out
of filling, or wonton wrappers, whichever comes first.
Next, heat a little sesame oil in a pan till hot
enough to sizzle if you splash it with water. Add a batch of your
wontons to the pan (don't crowd them!). After a minute or so the bottom
of the wonton should be getting golden and seared looking. At this point
you are going to add 1/4-1/2 a cup of water to the pan and cover it so
the inside of the wontons can steam for 4 minutes or so. Sacrifice a
wonton to make sure they're done. Keep working in batches until all of these
delicious bundles of joy are cooked.
While steaming your wontons, mix the soy sauce,
mirin and scallion to make your dipping sauce. Serve with rice, or just
on its own. My daughter loves these, and she loves dipping sauces, when
she isn't dumping them on the floor!
Do your kids have adventurous palates?
on Mar. 1, 2013 at 12:00 AM