Wonton Noodle Soup. A soup noodle dish made with a chicken broth base that is warm, comforting and a total classic when it comes to Chinese cuisine. For this recipe I teach you how to make a homemade broth with homemade wontons, which will take more time. Alternatively to cut down on time, you may use store bought wontons and broth.
In a large pot filled with 10 cups of water, add your chicken legs. Boil this for at least 3 hours over a rolling simmer or medium-low heat covered. If you have an instant pot, cook this on "Slow Cook" on Normal Mode for 2 hours with the seal on.
Once boiled, remove the legs, skim the fat and any bits. Run it through a sieve to clear any bones. Reserve some of your wonton soup. Season with salt if needed.
Freeze or refrigerate the rest for later
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 5 minutes or until the dumplings float to the top and are cooked
Blanch your wonton noodles for 1 minute over medium high heat. Strain immediately and run under cold water. This keeps the noodles chewy. Then transfer to a bowl.
Blank your yu choy for 2 minutes in hot boiling water.
Prepare your bowl by adding your noodles, boiled dumplings, yu choy, green onions and oyster sauce. Add your soup. Enjoy with some chili oil if desired.
Suggest Equipment & Products
Medium Size Pot 2.4 Qt
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