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Steamed Pork Wontons for the Whole Family

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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.

Ingredients:

For the wontons:
Wonton wrappers
1/2 lb group pork
1 egg
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?

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by on Mar. 1, 2013 at 12:00 AM
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kellynh
by on Mar. 4, 2013 at 8:58 AM

Not for my family...lol

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