(Photo Cred: Stefanie Wallace)
Recipe: Pork Wonton Money Bags
Time: 60 min
So, for anyone who knows me, you’ll know that I am not only the pickiest eater, but that I generally don’t like most meat. This was exactly the reason why I started buying HelloFresh meals.
This being my first HelloFresh post, I decided I should go into detail about why I chose this vendor overs others and whether I feel like they are up to my standards. I researched three vendors: HelloFresh, Blue Apron, and Home Chef Meal Delivery. At first glance, HelloFresh and Blue Apron seemed to be the most popular among the three. For what best suited my needs, HelloFresh won. The downfall to Blue Apron, for me, was that all of the ingredients for the week came in the same box. What is nice about HelloFresh is that they separate the ingredients for each meal into separate bags. The one thing that future customers should note is that you have to buy a minimum of three meals (2 servings each) for two people OR three meals (4 servings each) for a family. What is nice is that the app makes it easy for you to “skip” a week, so that if you choose not to buy that certain week, you will not get charged. The meals for each week are generally posted a month in advance. One thing I felt that was extremely helpful is that around holidays, they will post appetizers/sides instead of meals that include enough servings for a whole family gathering, just like this post.
Like I said, I don’t like most meats…pork being one of them. Nor have I ever made wontons before. I brought these over to my parents’ house for New Years Eve and they were a hit! And as a bonus, they came with ingredients for Grapefruit Mimosa Cocktails!
As for the pork wontons, they were delicious. It’s as easy as mixing a pork mixture in a bowl, stuffing a wonton wrapper (first time for me!), making a sauce, and cooking! HelloFresh recommends frying the wonton, however, I baked at 350 degrees for 15 minutes and they turned out perfectly. The one thing I would recommend (and I did this) is to only use one packet of the sriracha in the dipping sauce. There is already a little in the meat mixture inside, so it is a little spicy, especially for those of you who don’t like any spice. I think my concept was perfect for me since I like a moderate amount of spice.
This is definitely a recipe that I would make again!