1 tsp Sichuan peppercorn

1 tsp black peppercorn

5 slices ginger

3 green onions

1 star anise

1 lb ground pork

3 tbsp light soy sauce

1/2 tsp dark soy sauce

1/2 tsp salt

1 egg

2 tbsp olive oil

1 tsp sesame oil

1 package wonton wrappers

If you've frozen your wonton wrappers, make sure you thaw them overnight in the refrigerator or out on the counter for at least 40 minutes.

Make Spice Water

  1. Mince 3 slices of the ginger.

  2. Wash and trim the green onions, then chop one green onion into small pieces.

  3. In a bowl, add the Sichuan peppercorn, black peppercorn, the minced ginger, chopped green onion, and one petal of the star anise.

  4. Add 1 cup of hot water to the bowl and set aside.

Make Filling

  1. Mince the remaining 2 slices of ginger.

  2. Chop up the remaining 2 green onions into small pieces.

  3. In a mixing bowl, add the ground pork, minced ginger, light soy sauce, dark soy sauce, salt, and egg.

  4. Strain the spice water into the mixing bowl - you can dispose of the leftover spices.

  5. Using a fork or chopsticks, stir the filling for a few minutes.

  6. Add the chopped green onion and olive oil. Stir again to mix well.

  7. Add the sesame oil, and stir once more to mix well.

Make Wontons

  1. Fill a small bowl with water.

  2. Take one wonton wrapper, and using your finger, wet the top and bottom edge of the wrapper.

  3. Place a spoonful of filling onto the center of the wrapper. The more you put, the yummier, but also the harder to wrap - choose your own adventure.

  4. Fold the wrapper so that the top and bottom edges meet. Press the edges to seal tightly.

  5. Wet one of the folded corners and then pull the two folded corners together. Press one corner on top of the other to seal.

  6. Repeat steps 2-5 until you use up all the filling (or the wonton wrappers).

  7. You can freeze these for later if you want!

Boil Wontons

  1. Heat a covered pot of water over high until boiling.

  2. Once boiling, remove the lid. Add in wontons and stir for a few minutes so they don't stick to the bottom. (Keep the lid off from now on).

  3. Once the water is boiling, add 1 cup of water.

  4. Once the water is boiling a second time, add 1 more cup of water.

  5. Once the water is boiling a third time, add 1 final cup of water.

  6. Once the water is boiling a fourth time, the wontons are ready to serve!

  7. Add wontons to a serving bowl with some of the water. If you want, you can also add some chopped green onion and half a teaspoon of soy sauce to the soup. Or if you're feeling really fancy, you can add the wontons to a chicken soup 😋.