[yiddish] To eat like an animal, i.e., quickly, noisily, and in great quantity.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Wonton Time

I bought some wonton skins from a market in Flushing and attempted to make some dumplingish things. I was very pleased with the stuffing: pork, scallion, garlic, and the part that I thought added the most- sauteed shitake mushroom. I threw in soy sauce, vinagar, hot sauce, and other spices to the mix.

I did the fold over and pinch with a fork method, which worked when I boiled them, but when I tried to crisp them a bit by pan frying, they mostly fell apart. Oh, well- at least the taste was there. I probably should have folded the ends over and made them more wonton-y. Next time.

But what to do with the extra wonton skins...

Oreos are the answer to most food questions. I crushed some up and rolled them cannoli style and did a quick deep fry. If you had to ask, yes they were awesome. Now why won't post this as an entry, I do not know. I sure think it qualifies.


  1. I had some pretty disapointing wontons last night. Your look pretty darn good!

  2. Egg wash and pinch with your fingers method is the way my mom taught me.

  3. yup, just use one egg white whisked with one or two teaspoons of water.

    apply in a half circle around the rim of one side of the skin, and then fill and fold to make sides stick together