This post is up by request… I wanted to make wontons for Christmas, but had to make them vegetarian because not everyone ate meat. So I asked a friend for the recipe for her vegetarian wontons. It tasted so good I didn’t make enough! Below is my adaption of the recipe I received. The recipe below can either be fried or made into a soup.
1/2 cup pressed tofu, drained
1/4 can water chestnuts, drained
1 small carrot
2 stalks Chinese chives, diced
5 shiitake mushrooms, diced
2 Tbs baby bok choy, diced
2 Tbs Chinese cabbage, diced
1 egg, lightly beaten or 1 Tbsp oil
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 Tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp sugar
2 tsp ginger, minced
1 tsp sesame oil
1 pkg. wonton wrappers
** Note the portions above are approximate. Just use you’re judgement and portion to your taste!
In a food processor, add the tofu, water chestnuts, and carrots. Process until the texture is fine.
Finely dice the chives, mushrooms, bok choy, and Chinese cabbage. You want them small enough that you will be able to fill the wonton wrappers and not have it poke holes through the wrappers. Mix the vegetables with the tofu mixture.
Lightly beat egg. Mix in the salt, pepper, soy sauce, sugar, ginger, and sesame oil. Combine with the tofu / vegetable mixture.
Fill wonton wrappers and seal with water.
Oil for deep frying
Add enough oil to the pot so that the oil will cover the wontons. Make sure the oil is hot before you start frying the wontons. You will know it is hot enough when you stick a chopstick in the oil and the oil starts to bubble around the chopstick.
Deep fry until the wontons are lightly brown and crispy.
Serve with a sweet chili sauce
1 Tbs garlic, minced
1 Tbs olive oil
8 cups water
2 Tbs mushroom seasoning
2 Tbs organic no salt seasoning
2 Tbs vegetarian chicken seasoning
5 shiitake mushrooms
1/2 package baby bok choy (or any Chinese green leaf vegetable)
In a large pot, add the garlic and olive oil. Fry the garlic until it starts to turn brown. Add the water, seasoning and mushrooms. Bring to a boil and adjust the seasonings and amount of water if needed.
Add the bok choy and cook for a few minutes.
Add the wontons, and stir until cooked.
Serve and enjoy!