Homemade Wantons RECIPE

by Tafferine Goh

There are many wanton recipes out there, this is one of our favourite, passionately shared by our homecook-friend, Taff. The meat filling is packed with layers of taste. There is no turning back after you try this recipe.


YIELD:

Serves 5-7

Cooking time

1 hour

Makes

Makes 45-50 wantons


Ingredients

  • 1 pack Handpicked Wanton Wrappers (square or round)
  • 500g Minced Pork (mixture of lean and fatty pork)
  • 8 pc Prawns, washed and deveined
  • 3 large pc Dried Mushrooms, soak and finely chopped
  • 10 pc Water Chestnuts, finely chopped
  • 2 large pc Dried Flatfish (do not wash)
  • Pinch of White Pepper
  • Pinch of Salt
  • ¼ tsp Light Soya Sauce
  • 1 tsp Corn Flour

Method

  1. Marinate minced pork with pepper, salt and light soya sauce.
  2. Roughly chop the prawns and add to the minced pork, along with the mushrooms and water chestnut. Set the filling mixture aside.
  3. Roast dried flatfish in the oven at 180C for 5-7 minutes, until the dried flatfish is crispy and fragrant. Make sure it does not burnt or it will taste bitter.
  4. Grind roasted flatfish into powder, and add to the filling mixture.
  5. Next, add corn flour to the filling and stir to mix evenly.
  6. Using your Handpicked wanton wrappers, fill and wrap into desired shape. You can choose to serve these wantons deep fried, steamed or in a serving broth, together with your favourite Handpicked noodles.
Note: 
  • To prevent your wantons from sticking together, sprinkle a thin layer of flour onto a baking tray or line a baking tray with baking paper. Place the wantons individually onto the tray, taking care not to overlap.
  • It’s always lovely to keep a batch of wantons in the freezer for a quick, fuss-free meal. To store, place the tray of wantons into the freezer until the wantons are frozen. Next, transfer the frozen wantons into a ziplock bag and store in the freezer until it’s time to eat!
  • When cooking frozen wanton, there’s no need to bring the wantons to room temperature before cooking. Simply add the frozen wantons into a large pot of boiling water, stir occasionally. Wantons are ready when they float to the surface.

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