200g (0.44 lbs) pork mince
100g (0.22 lbs) peeled and deveined prawns, roughly chopped
2 tbsp finely chopped spring onion (scallions)
2 tsp light soy sauce
1 tsp sea salt
½ tsp sesame oil
1 tsp cornflour (cornstarch)
¼ tsp ground white pepper
20 wonton wrappers
vegetable oil for deep frying
Homemade Plum Sauce or Homemade Sweet Chilli Sauce or store-bought sauce to serve
For the filling, combine the pork, prawns, spring onion, soy sauce, salt, sesame oil, cornflour and pepper.
Place a wonton wrapper on a clean work surface. Spoon 1 heaped teaspoonful of filling mixture into the centre of the wrapper. Brush edges with a little water. Fold into a triangle shape and firmly pinch edges together to enclose the filling and expel any air. Then pull the two triangle edges together to form a tortellini shape. Repeat with remaining prawn mixture and wrappers. You can freeze wontons at this stage or proceed to cooking.
Fill a saucepan or wok to about 1/3 capacity with the vegetable oil. Heat over high heat. Once the oil is hot (325°F or 165°C or when a wooden spoon dipped into the oil forms small little bubbles) cook the wontons until golden. Flip them a couple of times as they cook to ensure an even colour. Drain on kitchen paper.
Serve with your choice of dipping sauce.
Just like Mom’s when I add Ginger to it
Marion, my SE Asian mom passed away in 2016 and thanks to you I am able to reproduce her flavors. Your wontons are just like my Mom’s when I add some ginger powder to the mix.
Easy to make and delicious!