Wontons are a Classic Asian dish and make a very satisfying meal in a bowl of hot soup. This is my Grandma's homemade wonton soup recipe, where she taught me how to make the wontons from scratch (minus the store bought wonton wrappers as I'm pretty sure the machines can make the wrappers thinner than I can roll them out by hand). ; )
The neat thing about making homemade wontons is you can fold them however you like. In this recipe video tutorial I'll show you how to fold wontons 2 different ways. One with less filling (my Grandma's favorite), and one that holds more meat (my Grandpa's favorite).
When working with the store bought wonton wrappers, make sure to keep them in the package until you've prepared the filling and are ready to use the wrappers. Once you open the packages, they'll dry out quickly and even if you refrigerate them in an airtight container, they will begin to go bad within a day or two. Tip: Invite a friend over and make a big batch of wontons for freezing. Freeze them in a single layer and once they're frozen, you can transfer them into a plastic bag for easy storage. Weeknight wonton soup meals are super quick when cooking with your frozen wontons. The wontons will keep for 1 - 2 months frozen.