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I have a certain love for ethnic/foreign food. I’m never one to crave a burger, I’d rather have sushi or something like that. This recipe is one that I got from a cookbook when I was a teenager. My mother found this book called “Cooking for Teens” and it had tons of really great ideas. I love Asian food so I picked up on this one real fast! I’ve been making these for years, and now for every family gathering they are expected. They are kind of labor intensive, so make sure you have a chair near to have a seat while you work.

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You will need… 1 lb of lean pork 3 tbs cilantro 2 tbs salt 2-3 gloves of garlic, finely chopped 4-5 green onions, diced 2 egg yolks ½ table spoon of Sesame Seed oil or Seasoned Wok Oil Wonton Wrappers Vegetable/Canola Oil

-Start by placing the pork in a large bowl

- Peel the garlic and make sure it is finely chopped, and add to bowl

- Chop the green onions by cutting off the roots, and cutting up all of the whites and most of the green parts. Add to the bowl

- Add the salt and cilantro to the bowl 

egg yolk
egg yolk

- Crack an egg over the sink into your hand and let the clear portion surrounding the yolk fall away. Add the two egg yolks to the bowl 

seasoning
seasoning

-Add a the ½ tablespoon of Wok or Sesame oil, it adds a nice touch of flavor. 

-Mix all the ingredients together in the bowl. I know it sounds gross but your hands work best. Try to make sure that all the ingredients are thoroughly mixed in.

- Lay out a few layers of paper towels and place a wonton wrapper 

- Dip your finger in water and run it along the edges of the wrapper. This makes it sticky so it will close up when you seal it. 

- Spoon about 1 teaspoon of the pork mixture on the wonton 

fold wonton
fold wonton

- Fold the wonton in half and seal up the edges 

check wonton
check wonton

- Make sure there aren’t any air bubbles in the pocket. 

boil wontons
boil wontons

- Drop the filled wontons into a pot of bowling water. You can usually place about 5-6 wontons in the pot. Once you drop them in, make sure they haven’t stuck to anything by giving the pot a quick stir.

wontons done
wontons done

- Once the wontons are done, they will float to the top, take them out with a slotted spoon. And place them on a plate to cool and dry 

heat oil
heat oil

- Heat up seasoned wok oil or vegetable/canola oil in a pan. There should be enough to cover the bottom of the pan plus a little more.

cook wonton
cook wonton

- Carefully place the cooked wontons in the pan of hot oil. CAREFUL! The oil will bubble up and splash. It’s loud and messy, so be prepared. 

Wonton DONE!
Wonton DONE!

- Let them cook until golden brown, and once done, pull them out and place on paper towels to dry. 

TADA! All done! And very tasty!

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