It has been a busy day in the kitchen! When I can I try to get myself organised for several lunch time meals for midweek nourishment when time is tight. This week, we will be feasting on a winter favourite in this household – hot, delicious, satisfying Won ton soup! I have posted on how to make won ton soup before in the past, but today I decided to make a “how to” on wrapping them.
[ Makes: 35 | TIME: 20 - 30 MINUTES | COST: $6 - 8 TOTAL ]
- Mix all ingredients in a bowl
- Lay your wrappers on a board with a good gap between wrappers. Put one teaspoon of mixture in the centre of the wrappers, and moisten the edges of the wrapper (see photo below).
- During the wrapping process, you will want to expel any air inside the won ton. This will stop it from falling apart when cooked.
- After your won tons are wrapped, place then on a tray that has been covered with some grease proof baking paper. Ensure there is clear space around each won ton and that they are not touching.
- When ready, place the tray into the freezer for 2 hours. Place the frozen won tons into an air tight container for storage. Once frozen, won tons are good in the freezer up to three months.
How to: Tortellini Style Won Tons
- With your meat mixture in the centre, fold your wrapper in half and seal. Wet one tip of the triangle (photo 1).
- Apply a little pressure on the centre of the wrapper to allow it to fold in half (photo 2).
- Press the two tails together so they stick together (photo 3).
How to: Square Style Won Tons
- Fold two sides up to meet in the centre to form a triangle. Press the tip firmly to form a seal, but leave the sides open (photo 1).
- Bring the other two sides up to meet the centre, firmly pressing all seams to seal the contents. Try to expel any excess air during this stage (photo 2).
- Your square won ton should be firm but with clear stiff edges (photo 3).
How to: Purse Style Won Tons
- Bring all sides up to the middle, and press lightly to expel any excess air (photo 1).
- Using your thumbs, press hard to form a tight seal with all loose edges (photo 2).
- Place on a hard surface and press lightly to form a flat side (photo 3).