I recently learned to make homemade won tons from my mother. They can be deep fried as an appetizer, but I prefer them in a rich, homemade chicken broth with baby bok choy or other leafy greens. Extras will freeze well for later enjoyment.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
40 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
6
Yield:
52 wontons
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large skillet, cook the ground pork over medium heat until no longer pink.

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  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the shrimp, ground pork, green onions, ginger, and water chestnuts. Mix in the cornstarch, garlic salt, and sugar. Mix in the dry sherry, chili oil, soy sauce, and sesame oil.

  • Place about one teaspoon of the mixture in the center of each won ton wrapper. Bring points of the wrapper together (in a triangular shape) and pinch the edges, sealing them closed with egg whites.

  • Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to boil. Carefully place won tons into boiling water without crowding. (Work in batches if necessary.) When the wontons float to the surface, add a cup of cold water and allow the water to come to a boil again. Then remove from the boiling water.

Nutrition Facts

374 calories; protein 26.4g; carbohydrates 45.7g; fat 8.3g; cholesterol 117.4mg; sodium 835.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (8)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2013
I thought these were flavorful and delicious. I used Italian ground pork because it was what I had on hand and pickled ginger (from the Japanese market) instead of fresh. I fried these is a shallow pan with olive oil. After using up one package of won-tons there was still about half the filling left. I used it to make the most AMAZING fried rice. Awesome! Read More
(5)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/09/2012
These are ok but they're certainly one of the least flavorful wontons I've had. If serving as a fried appetizer rather than in a flavorful broth they will require a strongly flavored sauce to accompany them. The egg white is really not necessary wontons can be sealed just by wetting the edges of the wrapper. Read More
(5)
9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2013
I thought these were flavorful and delicious. I used Italian ground pork because it was what I had on hand and pickled ginger (from the Japanese market) instead of fresh. I fried these is a shallow pan with olive oil. After using up one package of won-tons there was still about half the filling left. I used it to make the most AMAZING fried rice. Awesome! Read More
(5)
Rating: 3 stars
05/09/2012
These are ok but they're certainly one of the least flavorful wontons I've had. If serving as a fried appetizer rather than in a flavorful broth they will require a strongly flavored sauce to accompany them. The egg white is really not necessary wontons can be sealed just by wetting the edges of the wrapper. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2014
This recipe is delicious! These wontons are great fried steamed or cooked in chicken broth! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/23/2017
Made them and they were worth the trouble. Very good Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/21/2016
buying these from a store is fine if that is what you wish to do. But some of us do cook. and regardless of cost home made is better at least I know what's in there since I put it there. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
07/22/2020
Turned our well . I deviated from the recipe and also friend mine. No ginger, shrimp or chestnuts. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/11/2016
Just OK. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/23/2016
Time consuming but well worth it we loved them they were delicious! Only 2 changes; no ginger root but all other ingredients were included and I never boiled them they went into the deep fryer only. They were so good my guy just went nuts over them! This is one of the things I love in a Chinese buffet but not all of them have them. Read More
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