Friday, April 20, 2007

wanton (dumplings)

these were made for Lydea's birthday potluck...

1 pack wanton skins (can be purchased from chinatown, ard $1.5)

200g mince (pork or chicken)
1 can water chestnuts, diced
optional: shitake mushrooms, soaked and diced/ prawns, diced
2 tsp sesame oil
1 tbsp light soy sauce
sprinling of salt, sugar and pepper (why sugar?? my mom told me to add sugar if i dun use msg..)
1 tbsp cornflour

1. mix all the ingredients of the filling together.
2. using a butter knife, smear ard 3/4 teaspoon of the filling onto the wanton skin and then crush it. Yes, just crush it in your palms.
3.drop into BOILING water.
4.dumplings are done when they float to the surface
5. Serve in soup or if like me, you don't have soup, drizzle some shallot oil onto to prevent them from sticking to each other and garnish with spring onions and fried shallots. Enjoy!!!

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