We love wonton soup in our house, and we have ordered it from the take out place down the street for years. But I recently came up with a recipe that I think makes just as tasty a wonton soup as the Chinese takeout place – and I am in control of the ingredients. Here is the recipe I use for homemade wonton soup!
Ingredients for Wontons:
- 10-12 ounces, Baby Bok Choy Or Green Leafy Veggie of your choice.
- 1 cup Ground Pork.
- 1 Finely chopped scallion.
- 2-½ Tablespoons Sesame Oil
- 2 pinches White Pepper.
- 1 Tablespoon Soy Sauce.
- ½ teaspoons Salt.
- 1 package Wonton Skins, 12 Ounce Package.
Ingredients for Soup:
- 6-8 cups Good Chicken Stock.
- 1 Tablespoon Sesame Oil
- 2 teaspoon Salt, to Taste.
- ¼ teaspoons White Pepper.
- 1 whole Scallion, Chopped.
- A few splashes of soy sauce.
Directions for folding the Wontons:
- Put a small amount of egg wash on the lower two sides of the wonton wrapper. I’ve exaggerated the amount in the photo above to you can clearly see where to place it, but you can use just a schmear!
- Next fold the dry wonton sides over to the egg wash side. Press sides together.
- Now you have a triangle. take one arm of the triangle and lightly cross it over.
- Do the same on the other side, and you will have folded the wonton envelope style!
Wash and trim the greens. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, add the greens and blanch them just until they wilt. Three or four minutes. Drain off water and rinse greens in cold water, set aside.
In a bowl, add the finely chopped greens, ground pork, sesame oil, white pepper, soy sauce, scallions, and salt. Mix very thoroughly until the mixture is totally emulsified—almost like a paste.
Fill a small bowl with egg wash (an raw egg that’s been whisked). Grab a wonton wrapper and use your finger to moisten the edges of the wrapper with egg. Add a tiny bit over a teaspoon of filling to the middle. Don’t over fill. Follow wonton folding instructions above.
Soup: heat broth to a simmer in a large pot, extra points if its homemade chicken stock! Then add sesame oil, salt and white pepper and keep it simmering on low.
Bring a separate pot of water to a boil. Carefully add the wontons one at a time to the pot. Wontons are done when they start to float. Remove the wontons with a slotted spoon and put them in serving bowls. Pour your broth over the wontons.
Garnish with scallions, and enjoy beautiful tasty wonton soup!