Homemade Wonton Soup

Creator: Spend with Pennies

Wonton soup is something I can’t live without. I honestly crave Chinese takeout just so I can get a large wonton soup with extra crispy noodles. So, it got me thinking, is this something I can make at home and have whenever I want? The answer is yes, thanks to this amazing recipe I found from Spend with Pennies.

So, on Election Day this year, I set to making my wontons and simmering my broth and I was not disappointed. This was my first time making these, and there are small changes I’d make in the future (a little less ginger in the broth perhaps..), but overall this was a huge success!

The recipe from Spend with Pennies is below.

Ingredients:

Wontons:

  • 30 wonton wrapper (these can be found in the produce section of most grocery stories. I found them near the bagged salads at Harris Teeter)
  • 8 ounces ground pork
  • 2 green onions finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger grated
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cornstarch

Broth:

  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cloves garlic whole
  • 2 slices ginger approx. 1/4″
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 green onions sliced (I did not use green onions in the broth because that’s my preference, but including it here in case you want them!)

Instructions:

Wontons:

  • In a large bowl combine all filling ingredients.
  • Place 1 teaspoon filling in the center of a wonton wrapper. Moisten the edges and fold in half to create a triangle. Moisten the two longer tips and bring together. Press together.
  • Dip the bottom in flour and place on a parchment lined pan. Repeat with remaining wontons.

*Note: I made 50 wontons and only used a portion as fresh. I put the remaining on a baking dish, dusted them lightly with flour, and stuck them in the freezer to firm up.

Broth:

  • Bring all broth ingredients to a boil. Simmer 10 minutes.
  • Remove garlic and ginger and discard.
  • Add in wontons simmer 4-6 minutes or until pork is cooked through. Serve immediately.

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