Tuesday, October 6, 2009
My Mom's Wontons
I don't know what else to call these yummy wontons, I ate them throughout my childhood as my mom would make them for dinner quite often, so i think the title is appropriate. They are basically meatballs wrapped in a wonton skin, fried untill golden and dipped in a very basic sauce made of vinegar, soy sauce and water. If you don't like vinegar then this sauce won't be for you but they would be equally as delicious dipped in sweet and sour sauce. This is how my mom always prepared them...
Use about a pound of ground beef (you could use ground chicken if you wanted), make little meatballs using about a tablespoon of meat in each one. Place the meatballs on a plate thats covered with a couple paper towels and microwave them for about four or five minutes, this will drain most of the fat away and pretty much cook the meatballs just enough. (You could bake them in the even but that just takes more time.) Then wrap each meatball in a wonton skin, use a little bit of water to moisten the edges of the wrapper and bring the corners together and seal tightly. Fry the wontons in hot vegetable oil untill golden brown.
To make the dipping sauce just combine 2 tbs. white vingar, 3 tbs. soy sauce and 7 tbs. water. Drop in some thinly sliced green onions.
From the Kitchen of Nichole Index by Nichole H.