Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Adventure in Wontonland

Buenas noches, amigas. Or maybe amigos, if there is at least one guy who reads my blog. Anyhow, most of my day was usual and boring (as usual!). For dinner, I had to do the crazy thing where I go right from my cello lesson to therapy, so I had to bring my dinner in the car.

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
I think that was it. Then I was thinking that meat wontons obv. are meat filled, and I needed something to provide sustenance like meat would. I wanted to use tofu, but we had none. So.. I randomly tossed in an egg, because they're the same texture as tofu kind of. And plus, egg foo young (yung?) and wontons are from the same cuisine, so why not mix and match? This is what it looked like in the skillet:

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!


Jess :) said...

Haha about the wontons! Once you get the technique down, there will be no stopping you! Great foods today tho! Have a great night and keep on doing well!
<3 jess :)

Sharon said...

Haha, no worries! I think you did quite well. For me, I wouldn't even know what to do with them! So, at least yours were edible!!

Peanut Butter and Jenny said...

looks yummy to me girl :)!

Maya said...

they look so yummy to me:) great idea to make wantons! your so creative.

Brooke said...

well i think your meal turned out beautiful! you are so talented :) and im sure the wontons tasted delicious!

dollymixtures said...

Teehee I still think they look yummy, all your cooking does :)

nourishing mornings said...

those wontons look delicious im sure they tasted great you are so talented i wish i could cook like you.

Amira said...

oh well if you can't call them wantons, at least they tasted good that's all that counts! they look great too as does the delish spaghetti, hope your having a fantastic night lovelie!

aussirish said...

heya hun,
haha your so cute with the wontons :) they still look fantstic even if they didnt turn out as planned.
hope therapy went well!
love u

Anonymous said...

Your won tons looks so delicate. Yummy.