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Won Ton Dumplings for the Holidays

Posted December 3, 2012 by Pat in Feature

Won ton is a versatile dish for the holidays.  You can serve it as an appetizer or make a soup with noodles of your choice.

1 lb. ground pork or beef
10 shrimp
1 can water chestnuts
Won ton wrappers (3-4 pkg)
1 stalk green onions
1 beaten egg
½ tsp. salt
Fresh ginger, ½” piece
1 tsp. soy sauce
1 tsp. corn starch

Shell and devein shrimp. Chop shrimp and green onions. Mix pork, shrimp, salt, soy sauce, green onion, egg, water chestnuts and corn starch in a bowl. Squeeze or press ginger until liquid is obtained and add ginger juice to mix.  Discard rest of ginger.  Put ½ or 1 teaspoon of filling in center of the won ton wrapper. Fold diagonally to form a triangle.  Bend large pointed edge upwards to keep in filling. Dab water on the tips of the two narrow edges and press together until it sticks.

Deep fry until golden brown and serve as appetizers.

To make a soup, parboil the finished dumplings in water until meat cooks, about four minutes, refresh water if it thickens. Remove dumplings from water and add to chicken broth.  Noodles may be added.

About the Author


Pat Pang (Nozaki) is a retired DOE secondary school teacher who taught school in Waianae for almost 40 years. She has served the community as a member of the Waianae Neighborhood Board and as a delegate to the 1978 Hawaii State Constitutional Convention. She was raised on the Nanakuli Hawaiian Homestead and resided in Waianae during her years as a teacher.


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