Monday, October 29, 2012

Beef Wontons

Pan fried Beef Wontons

Wontons are easy to make. They can be stuffed with a variety of fillings; sweet or savory. Wontons are one of those dishes that everybody just loves.Whenever I make them, I make a huge batch so I can whip some up whenever the mood strikes me.

Beef Wontons

1 pound ground beef
1 1/2 teaspoon grated ginger
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
2 teaspoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Wonton wrappers, as needed


Combine ground beef with the chopped cilantro, grated ginger, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sugar, sesame oil and black pepper.

Beef Filling mixed and pre-portioned out for easy filling.
To fill the wontons, lay one wonton skin in front of you. (Cover the remaining wonton skins with a damp towel to keep them from drying out). Moisten all the edges of the wonton wrapper with water. Place a heaping teaspoon of wonton filling in the center.

Lightly dampen the sides of the wrapper with water (using your finger or a small pastry brush).

Fold wrapper in half to form a triangle. Gently pressing the wrapper together & removing any air.
Take the two ends & fold them over & secure together with a little water. Continue until all are done.

Wontons Filled and ready to cook.

To cook the dumplings, mix together 1 tablespoon vegetable oil with ¼ cup water and bring to a simmer in a large frying pan. Arrange the amount of dumplings you want to cook in the pan, so they’re not touching. Cover the dumplings completely with a pot lid. This lets the dumplings fry and steam at the same time. Leave covered for about 4-5 minutes. Remove the lid and turn the dumplings over. Cook for another 1-2 minutes. Remove from frying pan.

Inside money shot.

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