Pork Chive Wontons. Savoury, delicious little morsels that will keep you returning for more! A Chinese classic that is great as a side, snack or for a meal.
The taste of the salty flavour of the ground pork with the sharp-tasting garlic chives and garlic wrapped in a little wonton wrapper make this one of my favorite Chinese recipes to share.
These pork wonton dumplings are so versatile. Have them with some noodles, in pork wonton soup, or on their own or even as meal preparation!
The great thing about chive pork wonton recipe is that when you make a large batch and freeze them, they only take minutes to boil and cook! Minutes! That's why I love this pork and chive wonton recipe. If you put in the time and work, it'll save you so much time later in the kitchen especially if time is of the essence.
This pork wonton recipe is similar to my Pork Chive Dumplings (click here for those) or my Pork Cabbage Dumplings (click here) but much easier to make because you don't need to make the wonton wrappers from scratch. I would actually suggest buying them from the store in the frozen section or in the fresh section (probably by the tofu) in the Asian grocer. It just cuts down on the time rather than making them yourself.
What is a pork wonton?
It's a thin skinned dumpling with a savoury ground pork filling paired with Chinese chives seasoned with soy sauce, sugar, ginger powder and garlic.
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For this recipe
You'll need the following ingredients for my pork and chive wontons:
40 wonton wrappers
pork chive dumpling filling:
2.5 tbsp soy sauce
2.5 tbsp cornstarch
1.5 tbsp sugar
1.5 tbsp sesame oil
1 tsp ginger powder
300 grams pork ground
1 cup garlic chives
Where can I find some of these ingredients?
You can purchase the wonton wrappers at most Asian Grocers. It is usually located in the refrigerated aisle where the tofu, soy or fresh noodle products are. If not, check the freezer section by the dumplings.
If you buy the freezer ones, just ensure to defrost it the night before in the fridge.
You can purchase garlic chives at Asian or Korean grocers. They are long flat thin grass-like vegetables. When chopped up they look like the below.
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Pork Chive Wontons
- 40 wonton wrappers
- Water to seal dumplings
- 2.5 tbsp soy sauce
- 2.5 tbsp cornstarch
- 1.5 tbsp sugar
- 1.5 tbsp sesame oil
- 1 tsp ginger powder
- 300 grams pork ground
- 1 cup garlic chives finely chopped
- In a mixing bowl (or if you have a food processor), combine your filling ingredients except the chives. Mix the ingredients so well that the meat becomes a paste. I would suggest using a food processor to make things quicker
- Then to your pork paste, mix in your chives by hand. I would not suggest adding the chives to the food processor as it'll make your filling look green and you'll lose the crunch of the chives when you eat them.
- Then on a clean working surface, lay your wonton wrapper down and wet the edges with your fingers or a brush.
- Scoop ½ tbsp (no more) into the middle of the wonton.
- Fold the wonton wrapper over and seal the edges tightly. It's important to squeeze them together so they stick or they will come apart when you boil them.
- To fold it in a fancy way, push the middle of the wonton down with a chopstick.
- Fold both sides inward and seal the flaps together with more water.
- To cook, boil your dumplings in hot boiling water for 8 minutes or until the dumplings float to the top and are cooked through. Serve with some chili oil. Enjoy!