This traditional homemade wonton soup is a traditional Asian dish that’s meant to be warm and comforting. Wontons can be made in large quantities and frozen for later use!
Easy Homemade Wonton Soup
(Courtesy Yuhong Sun)
- ½ lb ground pork
- 2 scallions, chopped
- 1 tsp fresh ginger, chopped
- 1 tsp cornstarch
- 1 tsp rice vinegar
- ½ tsp sesame oil
- 1 egg
- 40 wonton wrappers
- 6 cups water
- 1½ cups vegetable broth
- 1½ cups water
- 1 tomato, chopped
- Mix pork, scallions, ginger, cornstarch, vinegar, sesame oil and egg in a bowl.
- Place 1 tsp mixture in the center of a wonton wrapper. Wet edges of wonton and fold to form a triangle shape. Seal edges. Press two corners of folded wonton together to form a hat and seal.
- Bring six cups of water to a simmer in a large pot.
- Gently place 12 wontons into boiling water. Add ½ cold water and allow water to return to a simmer. Add more cold water as needed, ½ cup at a time, to maintain a gentle simmer.
- When wontons float to the surface of the water (about 5 minutes), scoop from the pot and lay on a plate in a single layer.
- In the meantime, mix broth and water in a pan. Add tomato and bring to simmer.
- To serve, place one cup of soup in a bowl with 4 wontons.
- Hack: Freeze remaining uncooked wontons in a single layer on a baking sheet. When solid, transfer to a freezer-safe container. Cook from a frozen state, allowing 2 extra minutes to cook. Any leftover wonton wrappers can be wrapped tightly and frozen as well.
For a short tutorial on folding wontons, check out this video!
For more instructional videos for making traditional Chinese cuisine at home, visit Yuhong’s Country Kitchen on YouTube!
Suggestion: If you love Asian-style soup, check out Yuhongs homemade hot and sour soup!
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