• Cooking Time: 3 to 5 minutes
  • Servings: 40
  • Preparation Time: 30 minutes


This is a great appetizer I learned to make while taking a Chinese cooking class. They can be made ahead, frozen and then re heated.


  • 1/2 lb. ground pork or chicken
  • 1/4 cup minced water chestnuts
  • 1 T. soy sauce
  • 1 T. Sherry or White Wine
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 scallions minced
  • dash of black pepper
  • package of 40 won ton wrappers
  • small bowl of water
  • Oil for deep frying


  • Mix all ingredients except the won ton wrappers in a bowl.
  • Place one tablespoon of the meat mixture in the center of the won ton wrap.
  • Moisten the edge of the won ton with water.
  • Fold won ton into a triangle
  • With the point facing down, take the right point to the left point, moisten with water and press together. It will look like a nurses cap.
  • Heat oil in a deep pan or wok. Make sure it is hot before dropping won tons into the oil. Drain on a cookie sheet with a wire rack on top.
  • Serve with plum sauce or a Chinese hot mustard sauce.
  • They can be frozen when cool and then reheated in a 350 degree oven while still frozen.

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