How to make it

  • Combine the meat, scallions, garlic, and stir-fry sauce in a medium-size mixing bowl. Lightly salt and pepper the ingredients. With clean hands or a spoon, mix the filling well. Set the bowl aside and wash your hands with sudsy water.
  • Set the wonton wrappers on a flat work surface and have your child spoon 2 teaspoons of the filling onto the center of each one. When she's finished, demonstrate how to shape and fold the wontons (see directions at right). Then transfer them to a cornmeal-dusted platter.
  • Put a medium-size pot of water on the stove to boil. Meanwhile, combine the chicken broth, bok choy, grated carrot, and sesame oil in a medium saucepan. Salt to taste. Cover the pan and bring the broth to a low boil. Reduce the heat and simmer the mixture for 2 to 3 minutes, until the bok choy is tender. Then turn off the heat.
  • By now, the water in the first pot should have come to a boil. Add 1 teaspoon of salt. Then use a slotted spoon to carefully drop in the wontons. Keep the water at a low boil for 6 to 7 minutes, until the filling is cooked. With the slotted spoon, carefully lift the wontons from the water and place several in each of 4 soup bowls.
  • Quickly reheat the chicken broth and ladle some over the wontons in each bowl. Makes 4 servings.

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