Sunday, August 14, 2016

Pansit Molo

Because of the rainy weather and sick mode, I decided to cook a comfort food, such as Pancit Molo. I always think of my mom whenever I get sick. I often times cook from memory. It has a soothing effect. My Mama would always cook this dish every New Year's Eve and whenever we would get tired of the taste of Tinola and Nilaga.  I'd like to share my mom's recipe of Pancit Molo, which I tweaked a bit. I added grated carrots in the filling, so I could make my son eat vegetable. Whenever I cook one of my Mama's recipes, I feel that she's just right beside me.
Passing on my Mama's legacy to my son, and this turns out to be one of Joaqui's most requested dishes.

Homemade Wanton Wrapper
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 eggs
2-4 tablespoons water
Make a well in flour, drop in eggs and 2 tablespoons water. Knead until dough is smooth and elastic. Roll out floured board till paper thin. Cut into “3 x 3” squares. Set aside.
Note:  You may use the ready made molo wrappers available in the market.
¼ kilo ground pork
¼ kilo ground chicken
1 medium carrot, grated
1 small red onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons spring onion, chopped
½ teaspoon liquid seasoning
¼ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
1 large egg
Note: You may use ½ kilo pure ground pork, if ground chicken is not available.
1 tablespoon vegetable or canola oil
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 small red onion, finely chopped
2 tablespoons spring onion, chopped
1 medium carrot, diced
¼ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
8 cups chicken stock
1 teaspoon toasted garlic chips
1.       Mix thoroughly the ingredients for the filling. Wrap in wanton wrappers.  Set aside.
2.       Saute garlic and onion in hot oil. Add the carrots and cook for 2 minutes.
3.       Pour in chicken stock and drop the stuffed wrapper into the broth.
4.       Season with salt and pepper. Cover and let boil for 15 minutes.
5.       Serve hot garnished with chopped spring onions and toasted garlic chips.

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