Saturday, June 4, 2011

folding madness

Fact: Katie is getting good at origami.

Fact: Katie loves to mass produce things once she figures them out.

Mama's solution: Put this skill set and passion together and transfer it to something more beneficial for the culinary needs of our family.

Wontons.


Mo was not happy watching us, and ended up joining in.

Her start was commendable, painting water on the edges very carefully.


Then she would just scrunch the whole thing up. And "fold" it over a bit.


"Ta da!" she would proclaim.

The meat tended to slip out of the Maddie creations a bit too easily after being boiled, but they were all edible.

Usually wontons are made with shrimp and ground pork, but I often make them with turkey because it's easily available at my grocery store and is a tad healthier.

Turkey Won Ton
1 lb. ground turkey
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. sugar
1 Tbsp. soy sauce
1 Tbsp. oyster sauce
1 Tbsp. minced onion
1/4 tsp. sesame oil
2 tsp. sherry
8 water chestnuts diced
4 large Chinese mushrooms diced
1/8 tsp. pepper
1 green onion stalk chopped
1 egg
2 packages of wonton skins

Mix ingredients well. Make wontons using 1 tsp. of filling per wonton.

You can check out YouTube for some tutorials on folding wontons.

7 comments:

Kati said...

yummmmmy! looks delicious! I've made Potstickers before, but minus the helpers. Good idea for cheap labor.

jen@odbt said...

Those look really good! Mo looks just like you in that one photo...I could use that kind of help in my kitchen.

miyo b. said...

very nicely done girls!! now - when do we get to eat these?

Ophelia said...

Hi Becky you have wonderful and helpful kids and a great dinner. The best thing is that it is the best bonding time for you and the children :) I remember when my own kids were young and they voluntered to bring a cake baked by me for Teacher's Day. Haha, the thing is they sprang it up on me the day before and I worked full time. The best thing was they finished their home work and told me that they would help me and seeing their face, all tireness, literally, flew from me and I baked a cake with their help but what I gained from it was bonding time with them as children grow up way too fast and the time spent together was forever locked in my memory. Do read about it in my blog as my Passion for Baking and Cooking span a lifetime of 25 years and I am still "madly in love with both!!!" God bless.

Alely said...

yum! thanks for sharing the won ton recipe and glad katie got to use her origami skills for the whole families benefit : ).

Pren said...

I love how Katie is completely focused on her task in those pics!

jozen said...

i have always wanted to make home made wontons! thank you so much for posting the recipe!

the pics are adorable!