Basic wonton filling

Yield: 12 Servings

Measure Ingredient
2 -(up to)
2½ cup Meat (up to)
1 cup Vegetables
1 Scallion stalk
1 tablespoon Soy sauce
½ teaspoon Salt

1. Mince or shred meat and vegetables. Then combine with soy sauce and salt, blending well.

2. Let stand 30 minutes. Wrap mixture in wonton skins: fold as in the methods described in "Information: Wontons".

NOTE: The quantities given are for 40 wonton skins or about ½ pound. When raw pork is used, it may be stir-fried first with the scallion until it loses its pinkness, then sprinkled lightly with soy sauce and sherry.


1. For the meat above, use any of the following combinations: a. Pork (lean or roast) and shrimp b. Pork (lean or roast) ond crabmeat c. Pork (lean or roast) and fish fillets d. Pork (lean or roast) and lobster 2. For the pork in the variations above, substitute chicken breast.

3. In step 1, add any of the following, minced or shredded: 1 or 2 dried black mushrooms (soaked); 2 tablespoons bamboo shoots; 2 tablespoons button mushrooms, 4 or 5 water chestnuts.

4. In step 2, for the soy sauce, substitute 2 tablespoons sherry.

5. In step 2, also add any of the following: 1 egg, beaten; 1 teaspoon comstarch; ½ teaspoon sugar; ½ teaspoon ginger juice; 1 tablespoon peanut oil or a few drops of sesame oil.

From <The Thousand Recipe Chinese Cookbook>, ISBN 0-517-65870-4. Downloaded from Glen's MM Recipe Archive, .

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