Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Won Ton Soup

I love Won Ton Soup!  It is one of my favorites.  Although I am guilty of never making it myself and always ordering it.  It's cheap and the place I go to generally works with you and your dietary needs, but I think it is time to make this myself.  When I saw this recipe for Homemade Won Ton Soup on AllRecipes saying how easy it was I thought, "why not?".

I did make a few changes for my families likes and our dietary needs.  I think this is the recipe I have been looking forward to most.  One I get to use my fresh homemade chicken broth and well I love Won Ton Soup :)



Won Ton Soup  adapted from Homemade Won Ton Soup
1 Bunch Green Onions cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1 lb Ground Chicken
1 TBS Sesame Oil
1 TBS Soy Sauce
1 Egg
1/4 Cup Dry Bread Crumbs
1/4 tsp Sea Salt
1/2 tsp Ground Black Pepper
1 Package of Won Ton Wrappers
8 Cups Chicken Broth
1 Head of Bok Choy, chopped
1 Small Package Snow Peas, optional
1 Can Bamboo Shoots Drained, optional
1 Can Water Chestnuts Drained, optional

  • Finely chop about 1 TBS of the green onions and put in mixing bowl
  • Add chicken, sesame oil, soy sauce, egg, bread crumbs, salt, and pepper and mix well until combined
  • Add about 1 tsp of the mixture to each won ton wrapper
Now to explain how to properly fold a won ton I am going to include a link to an instructional video.  It is much easier to see how it is done than for me to explain it...trust me I kept rewriting this and saying "that doesn't sound right" lol  So if you need to know how to properly fold a won ton follow the link HERE.  Just so you know I had my 10 year old daughter and her 11 year old friend help make the won tons.  It made the process go a bit faster ;)

Now when that is done we are ready for the next steps
  • Boil the won tons in water for about 5 minutes
  • Meanwhile bring the chicken broth to a boil
  • When the broth is boiling reduce the heat to a simmer 
  • Add bok choy and bamboo shoots while continuing to simmer for about 2 minutes so the bok choy can get tender
  • Drop the won tons into the soup one by one and add snow peas
  • Cook for about 1 minute to heat through and serve
Add a dash of soy sauce/sesame oil if you wish and garnish with remaining chopped green onion.  See that wasn't too bad!  This is a wonderful recipe that we will be making more often!

One more picture of the goodness :)

Below is the nutritional value per serving.  This recipe makes a ton!  So scale it down if you don't want to many leftovers :)  For us this made about 16 servings!  YOWZA!  No big deal since we love it and it makes a great lunch.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 280 g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
247
Calories from Fat
31
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
3.5g
5%
Saturated Fat
0.8g
4%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
35mg
12%
Sodium
473mg
20%
Total Carbohydrates
36.4g
12%
Dietary Fiber
1.2g
5%
Sugars
1.5g
Protein
14.9g
Vitamin A 49%Vitamin C 44%
Calcium 7%Iron 17%
Nutrition Grade A-
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional Analysis

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