When I was trying to decide what to bring with me, I found some wonton wrappers that we used for ravioli a while ago. So I decided to make veggie wontons! I started to cook some veggies, then I realized that I have no idea how to make wontons. But no, ignorance did not stop me from creating a culinary.. thing, as it turned out. I stir fried the following:
- 1/2 c frozen snow peas
- 1/4 c carrots
- 1/2 c cabbage
- 1/4 c red pepper
- 1 tsp garlic chili pepper sauce
- a dash of soy sauce
- 1 clove garlic, chopped
Then I spooned some of the filling into 4 wonton wrappers and sealed them up with water. Let me tell you, my sealed wontons did not look like the perfect ones that were on the box. At all. Then I was faced with the dilemma of how to cook them. I couldn't remember if it was wontons that you fried, or dumplings, or both. And when we made ravioli, we boiled them. So, into a pot of boiling water my "wontons" went.
Mistake! I'm a stupid American who has no idea what real Chinese food is like, you must forgive me. The wrappers started to break apart in the water so I drained them really quickly. See the rip?
I added some whole wheat spaghetti to the rest of the filling and had it with a string cheese and my wontons.
I think at this point they ceased to be wontons anymore. They were just mushy wrappers filled with veggies. I had to eat them with a fork. They tasted good though! And looked pretty! I will try again when I learn proper wanton making technique.
Hope you all had great Tuesdays. We're almost to the middle of the week, which means it's kind of almost Friday! Yipee!