Friday, February 5, 2010

Fried Turkey & Cabbage Wontons

Most traditional recipes call for ground pork but I happen to have ground turkey at home plus this is a leaner/ healthier alternative... without sacrificing taste!

1/2 small cabbage (about 8 oz)
1/2 tsp salt + 1/4 tsp
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 tsp ginger, grated
3 scallions, chopped
1/2 lb ground turkey
1/4 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 1/2 Tb soy sauce
1 tsp sesame oil

1) Toss cabbage w/ 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Let it stand for 15 minutes (this draws the moisure out) & squeeze out any access liquid
2) Combine turkey, garlic, ginger, scallions, soy sauce, salt, sesame oil w/ cabbage until well mixed
3) Place a bit of the mixture in the middle of a wonton wrapper & fold according to the directions below & seal w/ egg mixture
4) Deep fry until golden brown & cooked. Serve w/ soy dipping sauce (below)

Folding Wonton Dumplings:

- Place the wonton on a flat surface in a diamond position
- Add a small spoonful of the mixture to the center of the wonton (be careful not to over stuff)
- Brush the edges w/ egg

- Fold the wonton in half so that the bottom corner of the wonton fold over the top corner to form a triangle & seal

- Fold the right and left corners together and seal w/ egg

Soy dipping sauce:
soy sauce, rice vinegar, salt-- combine ingredients to taste

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