Pork Wontons and thanks!

Thanks for all your comments yesterday on my speedy run – one of my co-workers thought I had sped up my feet somehow!

For those of you who missed it, here is the video again, um – maybe with Tony’s commentary?

He sent it to me at work yesterday and I just about peed my pants.  Thanks Tony!

I love canned potatoes. They are cheap and quick to make a quick dish with – yesterday I made a zucchini, mortadella, potato hash – omg, this was so tasty.  I just sauteed the potatoes in about 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil and Pam, when they started to brown I added in the rest of the ingredients.  This bowl, with the mini arnold thin, comes in at 9 points.

Over the weekend I was doing an inventory of my freezer and fridge.  A couple weeks ago I thought it was a good idea to buy a 3 pound bag of cole slaw mix from Sam’s Club – I swear those prices make me throw shit in my cart I normally wouldn’t buy!  And I had ground pork in my freezer and wontons in the fridge . . . so I made pork wontons. 😀

Pork Wontons  (makes 36 – each wonton: 55 caloires, 2.5 fat, 5 carbs, .2 fiber, 2.4 protein – or 1 WW Points each)

  • 12 ounces ground pork
  • 2 cups cole slaw mix
  • 1 tablespoon peanut sauce 
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha sauce
  • 36 wonton wrappers (3.5 inch size)

Mix all the ingredients (except wonton wrappers!) together and salt and pepper.  Using a tablespoon, add mixture to middle of wonton wrapper.  Have a bowl of water nearby, dip your finger in the water and outline the edges of the wonton, then press the two sides together.  This process takes a while – if you have more hands to help, it will go faster!

 

I decided to make a quick wonton soup for lunch.

  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 5 pork wontons
  • 1 shredded carrot
  • 1 shredded zucchini
  • 1/2 cup baby spinach
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha sauce

I just threw all of this in a pot and let it cook for 15 minutes while I showered yesterday morning.  The only thing I would do differently would be to add the wontons at the very end.  After cooking the wontons in the soup and then reheating it at lunch, the wontons kinda fell apart – but it tasted good!  This whole bowl of goodness is only 9 points.

You can see the insides of the wontons fell out!

It was a bit chilly yesterday – before I went on my bike ride weather.com said it was 48 degrees, but with the wind felt like 44.  I dressed well, but it was still cold!  And somehow the wind was at my face the whole 10 miles – it took me 55 minutes to do the ride, about 5 minutes longer than normal.

At least it wasn’t raining! 😀

My store had chicken legs on sale for .29 cents a pound and I just can’t pass up a deal like that.  I found another recipe for fried chicken and this one is a winner.  Super crunchy, the chicken was so tender and juicy.  The only thing I changed was I reduced the amount of cayenne pepper and hot sauce – Tony can’t handle too much spice.

The secret is the triple coat of flour:

I used the rest of the can of potatoes for our side dish – um, think I am lacking in the veggie department on this plate – but the chicken was so good!  I put “fried chicken leg” into eTools and it said 5 points – with the potatoes (and some bacon bits!) dinner comes in at 9 points.

Stats for Thursday:

  • 26 points (still have 21 flex points left and tomorrow is WI!)
  • 10 mile, 55 minute bike ride
  • average blood sugar 138

Happy Friday!  Make it a great day!

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34 thoughts on “Pork Wontons and thanks!

  1. I rode my bike yesterday 10 miles too…10 miles to work. I swear I used to be able to do it in 45 mins, 40 if I’m hauling butt, 50 if I’m slacking.

    But man, these days it’s 55 to 60 mins. Don’t know why. I should blame the traffic lights.

  2. Mmmmm…those wontons look terrific. I bet they would be good with turkey too! Or chicken! Wow…you are really going on that treadmill!!!

  3. Haha – love the video commentary!
    Holy crap, that chicken looks good. Restaurant style!!

  4. Is the soup 1 serving? All looks great!

  5. It’s nice how Tony appreciates your fitness. Very good run!

    My husband would love the wontons. One of the only smart things about cooking that I know is to strategically add things at different times to avoid toughness of meat, rubbery-ness of sausages, falling apart of noodles, too strong of onions, too hard of carrots, peas hard as little balls, potatoes falling apart, etc…but wontons look more durable than they really are.

    🙂 Marion

  6. I am officially in soup mode and that one is going into my rotation!

  7. LOL – did you actually hear Tony making those comments while you were running?

  8. Haha Tony is hilarous!! I hope you have a great weekend!

  9. Omg!!!! That video was awesome!!!! You rock, Biz!!! And that fried chicken looks incredible! The wontons, too! What a yummy post! Happy weekend and good luck at weigh-in!

  10. That was hysterical! Please thank Tony for a great morning laugh. That photo from your bike ride is gorgeous. Your Thursday stats were awesome. Good luck on your weigh in tomorrow. Have a great weekend!!

  11. I have never seen canned potatoes! They would be handy to have in the pantry. I have never made my own wontons so there is another thing on my list of things to try.

    Have a great weekend. 🙂

  12. And with Tony’s commentary, I died! hahah Fabulous!!

    Have a great weekend Biz!

  13. Those wontons and that soup looks delicious. Looks easy to make too. So going to try this. Thanks.

  14. Yum to the wontons 🙂

    I’m definitely making today great – just finished up a 6-miler and an ice bath and now I’m off to indian food with my friends 🙂

  15. Heehee… Tony! 😉

    Those potatoes look yumm!!!

  16. That fried chicken looks downright delicious. And I hear you about Sam’s, and right now they have all their Christmas items and it is pure temptation.

  17. Haha I loved the video!! Best part was “oh.. look at that guy!”

    I am a huge fan of canned potatoes too! Yummy yummy!

    I’m not missing that cold weather one bit!!!

  18. My mom used to cook the raw wontons in the soup or would freeze the cooked wontons first then put them into the soup. It prevents the wontons from falling apart completely. And even then there were some stray meatballs. Still tastes good!

    I am quite curious how you plan to use 3 lbs of cole slaw. I can only imagine a package that is the size of a bag of cat food! 😀

    OK, the only thing that would be funnier about Tony’s commentary would be if he had done it with the T-Pain mike! LOL

  19. That Tony, he so funny. 🙂

    Your wontons look better than anything I’ve seen in a restaurant! Bet they taste better, too.

    Have a great weekend – stay warm!

  20. That video was too funny! I just got your message! I will be patiently awaiting the mail!! Thanks again!

  21. LOL! I love a man with a sense of humor. What a blessing. 🙂 Duuude, your fried chicken looks JUST like KFC or Popeyes. It’s pretty amazing.

  22. I just had wontons for lunch and was thinking about making them homemade….we think alike sometimes!!!

  23. Roz@weightingfor50

    Hi Vat. I am so going to have to try the wontons. And can you please send me a bucket of that chicken? Thanks! 🙂 Have a happy Friday!!!!!

  24. Lol, always can count on Tony for a laugh! I love wonton soup.. that looks fantastic! And a great way to cut back on the sodium that usually accompanies chinese wonton soup. This may be a funny question, but how do you fix canned potatoes? I’ve never heard nor seen canned potatoes!

  25. We are having my fried chicken tomorrow night since Squirrel is home from college [YAY!] I will keep it my spices the same but I think I might try a double dip. Looks good.

    That video is even better! 🙂

  26. OM gosh! Tony’s commentary on that video was hilarious. I think Tony needs to do a guest post! That picture makes it look so chilly out! And I want a wonton! Happy weekend!

  27. Like the video 🙂

  28. I love love love this soup idea! A bowl of that would be just about perfect right now, yum! 🙂

  29. Speedy gonzales! Nice!
    Your won tons look delicious and way healthier than the ones my family makes. The addition of broccoli slaw is a great idea.
    I didn’t know it was even possible to buy canned potatoes! Interesting!

  30. HAhahaha the video commentary was so funny, then I was ready for him to yell Rudy Rudy Rudy- if you ever saw that film. Sprints are so good for us- they have us do them at the gym too. I am back from the funeral and trying to get back into the swing of things here. So much reading to catch up on!!

  31. […] Enter the breakfast wonton.  I love wonton  wrappers.  My store normally sells them for .99 cents.  I use them to make crab rangoon breakfast wontons,  lasagna wonton cups, sweet potato wontons with a spicy asian dipping sauce, and Hannah’s favorite, pork and vegetable pot stickers. […]

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