Homemade Wonton Soup
- 1 bunch green onions cut into 1/2-inch pieces, divided
- 6 fresh mushrooms sliced
- 1 pound ground pork
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 egg
- ¼ cup dry bread crumbs
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 16 ounce package wonton wrappers
- 8 cups chicken broth
- 16 uncooked medium shrimp peeled and deveined (optional)
- 1 medium head bok choy torn into 2-inch pieces
- 16 snow peas
- Dice the green onions, and set aside all but 1 tablespoon. Slice the mushrooms, and set aside all but 1 tablespoon. Finely chop the 1 tablespoon of green onions and 1 tablespoon of sliced mushrooms, and place in a bowl with the ground pork, 1 tablespoon sesame oil, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, egg, bread crumbs, salt, and pepper. Stir to thoroughly mix the pork filling.
- Spoon about 1 tablespoon of the pork filling onto the center of each wonton wrapper. Use your finger or a pastry brush to lightly moisten the edges of the wonton wrappers with water. Fold one corner of the wrapper over the filling onto the opposite corner to form a triangle. Press the edges together to seal. Moisten the two long ends of the triangle, fold them together, and press them firmly to seal.
- Bring the chicken broth to a boil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Drop the wontons, one by one, into the broth, and let them cook for 3 to 5 minutes, until they float to the surface. Reduce heat to a simmer, and gently stir in the shrimp, bok choy, and reserved sliced mushrooms. Let the soup simmer 2 more minutes, until the shrimp turn pink, and then drop in the snow pea pods. Garnish with the remaining green onions and a dash of soy sauce and sesame oil, and serve immediately.
Servings: 72 wrappers
- 1 egg
- ⅓ cup water
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- In a medium bowl, beat the egg. Mix in the water.
- In a large bowl, combine the flour and salt. Create a well in the center of the mixture and slowly pour in the egg and water. Mix well. If the mixture is too dry, increase the amount of water one teaspoon at a time until a pliable dough has formed.
- On a lightly floured surface, knead the dough until elastic. Cut dough into two separate balls. Cover the balls with a damp cloth for a minimum of 10 minutes.
- Cut each ball into four equal pieces. Roll the pieces into 10 1/2 by 10 1/2 inch squares. Cut each into nine 3 1/2 by 3 1/2 inch squares. Use in any recipe that calls for wonton wrappers.