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Ginger-Pork Wontons

A flavorful, juicy pork filling is jazzed up with a delicious touch of ginger and enveloped in crispy wrappers. These surprisingly simple appetizers are the ultimate finger food and are perfect for parties. —Sandra Parton, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 35 min. Cook: 5 min./batch
  • Makes
    about 3 dozen

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce or 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dry sherry
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 celery rib, finely chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh gingerroot
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 40 wonton wrappers
  • Oil for frying
  • Plum sauce, optional

Directions

  • In a small bowl, mix the first 5 ingredients. In a large skillet, cook pork over medium heat until no longer pink, 6-8 minutes; drain. Add vegetables, ginger and garlic; cook 2-3 minutes longer. Stir in sauce mixture; cook and stir until mixture is slightly thickened, 2-3 minutes. Cool slightly.
  • Place about 1 tablespoon filling in center of each wonton wrapper. Moisten wrapper edges with water. Fold 1 corner diagonally over filling to form a triangle; press edges to seal.
  • For shallow fry: In an electric skillet or deep skillet, heat 1 in. of oil to 375°. For deep fry: In an electric skillet or deep fryer, heat oil to 375°. Fry wontons in batches until golden brown, 2-3 minutes, turning once. Drain on paper towels. If desired, serve with plum sauce.
Nutrition Facts
1 wonton: 70 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 104mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.

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  • Gail
    Nov 22, 2019

    Can the pork wontons be steamed or cooked in oven??? do not do fried. thanks