Whether your looking for a great starter for a party or an accompaniment to a larger meal, Won Tons are the way to go
Who doesn’t love these little hand held delights of tasty Asian flavored meat in a crispy shell
And the best part is that they are not the hard to make!
Especially when using store bought Won Ton wrappers!
Lets start with 2 pounds of ground pork
Next we will need 4 tablespoons of teriyaki sauce, 4 tablespoons of soy sauce, 4 tablespoons of honey, 2 tablespoon of fish sauce, 2 tablespoons of chopped green onion (scallions), 1 tablespoon of fresh grated ginger and 2 teaspoons of sesame oil
Add all the above ingredients to the meat
If the mixture seems loose you can add 1/4 cup of Panko (Japanese breadcrumb) as needed
Using your hands mix the meat gently to incorporate all ingredients
Refrigerate the mixture for 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld
You can also make the mixture a day ahead and refrigerate overnight
Preheat your oven 350 F
Start with a small bowl of water, Won Ton wrappers and 1/2 tablespoon for measuring out the meat mixture
You will want to place a heaping 1/2 tablespoon of the meat mixture in the center of the Won Ton
Dip your finger tip into the water and wet all four outside edges of the wrapper
Bring the top and bottom points together forming a triangle
Pinch the sides together to form a seal
Wet the tips on the right and left points of the triangle and fold inward and pinch to seal
Now we have a Won Ton!
It will look a bit like a little hat
Now that we have made one it is assembly line time!
You can definitely use some family members here to crank these out!
If there is any meat mixture left over pack it up and hide it immediately, then when no one is around form yourself a delicious little Asian pork burger, fry it up and eat it without anyone ever knowing what happened (insert villainous laugh here)
You can always fry or steam these but we are going to bake them
Spray some cooking oil on a parchment lined sheet pan and add in the Won Tons
Spray the Won Tons with a little cooking oil as well
Place in the oven and cook until lightly browned, 20-25 minutes
Now we serve this with a more traditional Duck Sauce, but we also make a sweet and sour sauce out of chili sauce and grape jelly
Yep… you read that right. Grape jelly and chili sauce. You’ve just got to trust me on this one
We will need 1 cup of grape jelly and one cup of chili sauce
Place this over medium heat and cook (while whisking) until the jelly melts down and the flavors meld
Remove and allow to sit until the sauce cools a bit and starts to thicken
And that’s it!!
Delicious and tasty Won Tons!!
We served this with our dipping sauces on the side!!
Simply Sundays! ~ Won Tons
2 pounds of ground pork
4 tablespoons of teriyaki sauce
4 tablespoons of soy sauce
4 tablespoons of honey
2 tablespoons of fish sauce
2 tablespoons of chopped green onion
1 tablespoon of freshly grated ginger
2 teaspoons of sesame oil
1/4 of Panko (Japanese breadcrumb)
1- 12 ounce package of Won Ton wrappers
1/4 cup of water
Duck Sauce (optional)
Sweet and sour sauce (optional)
1 cup of grape jelly
1 cup of chili sauce
Place 2 pounds of ground pork in a bowl and add 4 tablespoons of teriyaki, 4 tablespoons of soy, 4 tablespoons of honey, 2 tablespoons of fish sauce, 2 tablespoons of chopped green onion, 1 tablespoon of freshly ground ginger and 2 teaspoons of sesame oil
Add 1/4 cup of Panko (Japanese breadcrumb) and using your hands gently mix in all the ingredients. Place in the refrigerator 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld. This can also be done a day in advance
Scoop a heaping 1/2 tablespoon of the meat mixture into the center of a Won Ton wrapper. Dip your finger in water and wet the outer edges of the Won Ton. Bring the top and bottom points together forming a triangle and pinch to seal
Wet the right and left side points of the triangle and bring together, pinch to seal. This will look like a little hat. Repeat with the remaining Won Tons
Line a sheet pan with parchment paper that has been sprayed with cooking oil. Add in the Won Tons and spray with some additional cooking oil. Place into a 350 F preheated oven and bake F for 20-25 minutes or until they are a light golden brown
For the sweet and sour sauce
In a pot over medium heat, whisk together 1 cup of grape jelly and 1 cup of chili sauce and cook until the jelly melts and the flavors meld. Remove and allow to sit until the sauce cools a bit and starts to thicken
Tools used to make this recipe
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