7 Pork Wonton Recipes From Basic to Fanciful

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There are many pork wonton recipes because every Chinese cook has their own recipe. This could be their own creation or was passed down from the generations.

 Some, like me, tend to make it up as we go along, especially with whatever leftovers we have in the fridge (^-_^).

Ground pork is the de facto ingredient in Chinese wontons. The best pork filling contains 4:2 ratio of lean to fatty pork. 

Combine the basic pork filling with vegetables like cabbage and chives, or meat like crab meat and fresh shrimp.

Here are 9 recipes to help you get started.

Recipe 1. Basic pork wonton filling

This is a basic pork wonton filling recipe. To this, other ingredients like fresh shrimp, cabbage, mixed vegetables can be added.

Filling Ingredients

  • 600g ground pork
  • 1 stalk of spring onion
  • 1 piece of ginger (approximately 8g)
  • 1/2 cup of cold water

Seasonings for filling

  • 1.5 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp sesame seed oil

Directions

  1. Cut the spring onion into sections
  2. Using a food processor, process the spring onion and ginger with the cold water
  3. Mix the ground pork with the salt and sugar well
  4. Add the spring onion and ginger mixture into the pork slowly, making sure that the pork and the spring onion mixture is well combined
  5. Add the cornstarch, pepper and sesame seed oil
  6. Mix everything well and you are ready to wrap

Pork wontons from Southern China usually contain fresh seafood. The next 3 recipes contain fresh shrimp, crab meat and fish.

Recipe 2. Basic pork wonton with fresh shrimp

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Filling

  • 150g ground pork
  • 150g fresh prawns

Seasonings for filling

  • 1/2 egg white
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cornstarch
  • Dash of pepper

Directions

  1. Shell and de-vein the shrimps. Wash and slice in half if they are too big
  2. Mix the ground pork and seasonings for filling well together. Add a dash of cold water if the mixture is too dry
  3. When the mixture is well mixed, fold in the fresh prawns
  4. Wrap the wontons

Recipe 3. Pork wontons with crab meat

Filling

  • 250g crab meat
  • 250g ground pork
  • 1 stalk finely chopped spring onion

Seasonings for filling

  • 2 tsp cooking wine
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp minced ginger
  • Dash of cold water or soup stock

Directions

  1. Mix the ground pork, chopped spring onion, cooking wine, soy sauce, minced ginger together. Add cold water if mixture is too dry
  2. When the mixture is well mixed, fold in the crab meat
  3. Wrap the wontons

Recipe 4. Basic pork with fresh shrimp and fish

Filling

  • 150g minced pork
  • 80g minced fish
  • 80g fresh prawns

Seasonings for filling

  • 1 tsp cooking wine
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp sesame seed oil
  • 1/2 egg white
  • 1/2 tsp cornstarch
  • Dash of pepper

Directions

  1. Shell, devein and wash the prawns. Dice into small pieces
  2. Mix the ground pork with the seasonings for filling well
  3. Fold in the minced fish and prawns
  4. Leave to stand and marinate for an hour
  5. Wrap the wontons

Pork wontons from Northern China usually contain vegetables. Most commonly used are Beijing cabbage and chives. Here are 2 recipes:

Recipe 5. Pork wontons with Beijing cabbage

Beijing cabbage is like napa cabbage.

Beijing cabbage is like napa cabbage.

Filling

  • 150g ground pork
  • 3 leaves of Beijing cabbage

Seasonings for filling

  • 1 tbsp hoisin sauce (chinese oyster sauce)
  • 2 tbsp sesame seed oil
  • 1/2 tsp cornstarch

Directions

  1. Wash and blanch the cabbage leaves. Leave to cool, chop finely and drain off excess water
  2. Mix the ground pork with the finely chopped cabbage. Add seasonings for filling. Mix well, leave to stand and marinate for an hour
  3. Wrap the wontons

Recipe 6. Pork and chives wontons

Filling

  • 150g ground pork
  • 75g chives

Seasonings for filling

  • 1 tbsp hoisin sauce (chinese oyster sauce)
  • 1/2 tbsp sesame seed oil
  • Dash of pepper

Directions

  1. Wash and chop the chives finely
  2. Mix the ground pork with the chopped chives. Add seasonings for filling.
  3. Mix well, leave to stand and marinate for an hour

Recipe 7. Taro and pork wontons

This last pork wonton recipe contains an unusual ingredient. A root vegetable called taro. Try it and let me know what you think.

Filling

  • 150g ground pork
  • 1/2 taro or yam

Seasonings for filling

  • 1 tbsp cooking wine
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp sesame seed oil

Directions

  1. Peel the taro. Wash, cut, steam and mash it. Leave to cool
  2. Mix the ground pork with the mashed taro. Add seasonings for filling
  3. Mix well, leave to stand and marinate for an hour
  4. Wrap the wontons

Okay, that's all. I hope you have fun making these 7 pork wonton fillings.

Remember!

  1. Buy or make your own wrappers
  2. Pick any of the 10 styles to wrap the wontons or come up with your own.
  3. Boil the wontons separately from the wonton soup you are serving them in.
  4. Make these sweet and savoury snacks with leftover wrappers
  5. Check out my other wonton fillings.

Happy Souping, Phoebe