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Hatch Green Chile Wonton Two Ways

Mini green chile wonton, two ways: in soup and deep-fried!
Posted September 14, 2019 by Stephanie

This is the last of our Hatch green posts for this year, not because we’ve eaten all of our Hatch, but just because maybe kind of there’s too much green chile on the blog?! Anyway, when we were driving through New Mexico a couple of months ago, Mike kept seeing places that had green chile chicken wonton. We didn’t stop into any of those places, but ever since then, green chile wonton have been on my mind.

So, I made green chile wonton, two ways! I went with pork instead of chicken because I love pork wonton. I did them the classic Chinese way, in a toasted sesame oil chicken soup with greens and I also deep fried a bunch filled with green chile and cheese. They were both so delicious.

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Funny story: before me, Mike said that he didn’t like wonton soup. I was shocked because, um, who the heck doesn’t like wonton soup? Wonton soup or wonton noodle soup was my absolute favorite as a kid because I love dumplings. I especially love wonton dumpling skins. So much so that my mom would make my bowl of wonton soup extra special by just cooking me wonton skins, which are kind of like giant square noodles, when you think about it.

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Anyway, the first time I made Mike wonton he was like, “huh, these are pretty good.” Turns out they were the only wonton that he liked up until that point in life?! Now he loves wonton, both in soup and out. Turns out he liked the deep fried ones the best out of these two. I couldn’t really choose because they were both delicious in different ways.

If you like super comforting and warm wonton soup, you’ll love these guys: they full of spicy green chile, tender pork, and green onions. Super flavorful and so comforting. They’re perfect for fall. And if you like deep-fried wonton, well, the deep fried ones are crispy, crunchy, and super addictive. They kind of tasted like little mini chimichangas. I couldn’t stop eating them. Green chile wontons forever!

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Do you like your wonton soupy or crunchy? Hatch green chile wonton two ways! #greenchile #wonton #hatchchile

Crispy Cheese Green Chile Wonton Recipe

Crispy crunchy deep fried cheesy pork and green chile wontons
Serves 4
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb ground pork
  • 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1/4 cup diced roasted hatch green chile
  • 2 tbsp chopped onion
  • 2 green onion thinly sliced
  • pinch of salt
  • wonton wrappers as needed
  • oil to deep fry

Instructions

  • In a bowl, mix together the ground pork, shredded cheese, hatch chiles, onions, and a pinch of salt.

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  • Take a wonton wrapper and lay it down flat. Place 1 tablespoon of filling near one corner and fold up.

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  • Fold in the corners on the right and left of the filling.

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  • Dab a bit of water on the remaining corner and roll the filling up, much like making a very tiny burrito. Place on a plate and cover loosely with plastic wrap. Repeat with the remaining filling.

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  • Heat up 1-2 inches of oil in a deep, heavy bottomed pan over medium high heat until it reaches 350°F. Deep fry the wonton in batches, flipping as needed, until golden brown and cooked through, 2-3 minutes. Drain on a wire rack or paper towels.

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Notes

Note: I served these with a quick hatch green chili mayo. In a small bowl, mix togehter 2 tablespoons mayonnaise, 1 tablespoons chopped hatch green chiles, and 1 teaspoon soy.

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Green Chile Wonton Soup Recipe

Pork and green chile wonton in soup
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb ground pork
  • 1/4 cup diced roasted hatch green chile
  • 2 tbsp chopped onion
  • 2 green onions thinly sliced
  • 2 tsp soy sauce

Soup

  • 4 cups no sodium chicken stock
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • greens of choice
  • toasted sesame seeds to finish
  • sliced green onions to finish

Instructions

  • In a bowl, mix together the ground pork, hatch chiles, onions, green onions, and soy sauce.

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  • Lay a wonton wrapper down and place 1 tablespoon of filling down on one corner, dab a bit of water on and roll up all the way to opposite edge, making sure to wet the edge to seal.

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  • Seal both ends and push out any air bubbles.

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  • Bring both ends towards the middle and seal with water. Place on a plate and cover loosely with plastic wrap. Repeat with the remaining filling.

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  • Bring a pot of water to a boil. While it’s coming to a boil, make the soup in another pot: bring the chicken stock, 2 teaspoons soy, toasted sesame oil, and the whole green onion to a simmer over medium heat.

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  • Cook the wonton in the pot of boiling water until the wonton float and are cooked through, about 4-5 minutes. Cut one open to check.

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  • Wilt your greens in the soup, the serve by lading the soup with the greens in a bowl. Add the wontons and top with sliced green onions and toasted sesame seeds.

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