Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Won Tons

I love to eat as well as make won tons. They are so good and addicting.

Won Tons
1 lb of ground beef
1 egg
Won ton wraps - usually by the vegetables in the produce section
Green onions, all chopped
Salt and pepper
About 1 TBL Soy sauce
A bowl of water

For every 1/2 pound of ground beef I usually use about half the won ton package.

Combine ground beef, egg, green onions, salt and pepper (sprinkle on top) and soy sauce.
Place a little spoonful in the middle of the wrap as shown in the picture above. Dip your finger into the bowl of water and get two sides wet so they stick together. Fold into a triangle. There are other ways of folding won tons, but this is the easiest way to explain.
Heat up oil (med. heat) in the wok or you can also use a po
t if you don't have a wok. Just make sure the won tons are completely covered in oil.
Cook until meat is cooked and the edges are brown.
Before and After:

Secret Sesame Chicken

I don't know why it's called Secret Sesame Chicken Maybe because it taste so good or that it is spicy!? I guess you'll have to try it out and taste for yourself.

I got this recipe from my mother-in-law, Jan. Where she found it I don't know, but it is yummy.
I would cook rice with this recipe.
Orange Puree- makes about 2 cups
1 med. sweet potato or yam, peeled and coarsely chopped
3 med. to large carrots peeled and sliced into thick chunks.
2 to 3 TBL water
Boil for 20 mins until soft
Blend in food processor with two TBL of wter

Sweet and Sour sauce - makes about 1 cup of sauce
3 TBL low-sodium soy sauce
3 TBL brown sugar
1/2 cup orange puree
1/4 cup pomegranate juice or apple juice
4 tsp cider vinegar
1/2 to 3/4 cayenne pepper - I thought it was really spicy so I would use less if you don't like food burning in your mouth
2 tsp. ground ginger
1/2 cup pineapple chunks

Secret Sesame Chicken
1 1/2 cup sweet and sour sauce
1/2 cup sesame seeds - these seeds are really expensive and I didn't buy them, but as I was cooking it I remembered to look on my spice rack and I had some, but honestly if you don't have any it's okay without it.
1/8 tsp salt and pepper
1 lb boneless chicken into strips

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 13 x9 inch glass baking dish with oil. Spread half the sweet and sour sauce on bottom. Pour sesame seeds on a plate, along with salt and pepper. Press chicken pieces on the plate of seeds. Cover remaining sauce. Bake 25-30 min.