A steaming bowl of wanton can be so welcoming and making them at home is a very easy process. It is a comfort food for me that reminds me of my younger days when we will sit around the table at home wrapping wanton and sharing time with our family. This is a basic recipe for wanton with pork and shrimp filling. Deep fry the wanton or boil in soup as desired.
In a bowl, mixed the minced meat, prawns, spring onions, soy sauce, white pepper, chestnuts, ginger and chinese wine together. Mix well and marinade for at least 15 minutes.
To wrap wantons:
Prepare a small bowl of water. Take 1 piece of wanton skin.
Place about 1 teaspoon of filling in the centre.
Wet half the outer edges of the wanton wrapper with your fingers.
Fold the skin in half.
Next to join the wanton, dab one corner with water.
Then start to fold into half again but now bring the 2 corners together ( the underside of the left corner and the top side of the right corner together).
Then we will get a wanton. (Rule of thumb is do not overstuff the skin with filling. Otherwise may not be able to fold the skin in half again).
Place chicken/anchovy stock in a saucepan over medium heat and bring to a boil. Once boiling, add the wantons in batches and cook until the wantons float to the top, about 2 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Serve in a small bowl and garnish with some spring onions.