With daylight saving now in force and the evenings are getting cooler. I am turning to more comfort food. Wontons are one of my favorite foods during this change of season. They are belly warming and something that the family enjoy eating. I love making these chicken & garlic chives wontons.
They do take a little effort in preparing them. But the effort is worthwhile.
I have only in the last few years discovered garlic chives, they have a subtle garlic taste, and a very economical. I can get a whole bunch for under a dollar at the Chinese grocers!
Chicken & Garlic Chives Wontons
- 400g chicken mince
- 1/2 bunch of garlic chives finely chopped
- 1 tbsp soy
- 1 tbsp water
- 1 packet shanghai wonton wrappers
- extra water to seal
- Combine mince, garlic chives, soy sauce and water in a bowl.
- Place a heaped teaspoon pork mixture in centre of a wonton wrapper. Use your index finger brush edges with extra water. Fold wonton over to enclose filling and form a triangle and press edges together.
- Place on a clean plate.
- Repeat using remaining wrappers and chicken & garlic chives mixture.
- To cook – bring a large saucepan of water over high heat. Once boiling reduce heat to medium. Cook the wontons in batches of 5 – 6 depending on saucepan size. I use a skimmer when placing the wontons in, and holding them in the water for about 30 secs so that they don’t stick to the bottom of the pot. The wontons take about 4-5 minutes to cook through, they will float in the saucepan when they are ready.
- Remove to a bowl using a slotted spoon. Cover to keep warm.
- Serve with your favorite stock or noodles. I usually make a chicken stock and serve the wontons with egg noodles.
Have you ever tried garlic chives? Have you ever made wontons at home? What’s you go to belly warming recipe for Autumn?