One of my favorite soups to enjoy when we go out to eat is Wonton Soup! It is one of the most popular items at Chinese restaurants, and it was super easy to make at home.
P.S. Did you make some broth last week? If so, Wonton Soup is a great way to use it!
- 2 cups broth (Make it yourself here)
- 3 cups water
- 1 package wonton wrappers
- 1/2 lb ground pork
- 2 in piece of ginger
- 4 cloves garlic
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 2 large carrots
- 1 large onion
- 2 tsp hot mustard
- salt & pepper to taste
- green onion for garnish
- Start by adding broth and water to a large pot. Add 2 cloves of peeled and smashed garlic, and a one inch piece of ginger. Slice up 1 half of the onion, then give 1 carrot a rough chop and add to pot. Put on medium heat to simmer.
- While the soup broth simmers, add pork, 1 carrot, 2 cloves garlic, other half of ginger and onion, 1 tbs soy sauce, 2 tsp hot mustard into a food processor. Mix until all ingredients are well combined. (Don’t have a food processor, minced all ingredients and mix well by hand!)
- Once your meat mixture is well combined, grab your wonton wrappers.
- Take about 1/2 tbs of the mixture and add it to the center of your wrapper. On two edges, run your finger down it with water to help the wrappers stay closed. Then fold in half, point to point, to make a triangle. Press around meat to push out extra air. Take two points and bring them together. Be sure to seal all edges with water. (I made about 30 dumplings)
- Make all of the dumplings you want with the meat mixture. Once they are all made, put them on a baking sheet lined with parchment or wax paper, store in the fridge for about 10-15 minutes. Meanwhile, bring your soup broth up to a boil.
- Once the broth is at a boil drop in the dumplings and cook for about 7 minutes. Add the remaining soy sauce. Taste for salt and pepper. Serve hot with green onions for garnish!
Need a visual tutorial on how to fold your dumplings? I learned to fold my dumplings here.