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Homemade Won Ton Soup. Easy and Nourishing

So, I’m a teeth grinder.

I grind if I’m at peace, and I grind if I am stressed out.  It’s been like this since I was little.  What is there to be stressed out about at three?  No idea, but I was still grinding away even then.  Grinding kills my jaw and makes my cheekbones ache.

I have a mouth guard to wear at night, and it works pretty well.  But, when I am stuffed up, I can’t wear it, which means I grind hard core when my sinuses are already sore.

Therefore, when a cold comes along, it is as Jack would say “a double whammy”.  Stuffed, snotty, and a painful face.   A trifecta of misery.

The surest way of temporarily defecting that misery is soup.  Soup makes everything better.  Soup feeds the soul, and nourishes me back to health.  Of my favorite comforting soups – chicken noodle, French Onion, and won ton – won ton is by far the fastest. Chicken noodle is best simmered all day to release the nutrients, French onion needs to be cooked slowly to properly caramelize the onions, but won ton?  Won ton is doable in 10 minutes of less.  Won ton is the soup you can make when you have snot streaming down your face and your head is spinning.

Won Ton Soup
2 cups of chicken stock
1 green onion, diced/sliced
1.5 tblp soy sauce
1 tsp toasted sesame oil
Pot stickers (number is your choice)
Oil for frying (optional)

1) In a small pot, set the chicken broth, sesame oil, and soy sauce to a low boil.

2) Heat a cast iron or other heavy skillet on medium heat, and add the coconut oil.  Cook the potstickers, turning occasionally, until crispy.

3) Pour the broth mixture into a bowl, and add the potstickers and green onions.  Serve immediately.

We’re talking 10 minutes tops.  God bless soup.

Now, if you want to prepare this even faster, and a bit more authentic, don’t cook the pot stickers first.  Just add them to the broth while it is cooking, and bring it to a rolling boil for a short period of time.

This soup will warm body chills, fill a tummy and make it happy, and aid in the healing process.

The only thing this soup can’t do is cause your husband to freaking grow a pair when he gets the same cold that you have been managing just fine for the last few days.  Because soup is a wonderful thing, but it’s not some magical potion that will make a man cold not the worst thing to happen in the history of the world.

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8 comments on “Homemade Won Ton Soup. Easy and Nourishing”

  1. And to make it work even faster – stir in a little sriracha! Just draw a little cheerio-sized circle on top of your bowlful with the squirt bottle and mix in. Burn that virus out! Egg drop soup is fast and curative like that also. I sure will be making up that wonton soup soon.

    • This made me laugh. My friend made a bowl of chicken noodle soup for his sick girlfriend and added cayenne pepper because that is what he always does. She had a few spoonfuls and asked why the soup was burning her mouth. He said that he added the cayenne and she flipped out on him! He was trying to be helpful but she was not pleased that he messed up her soup.

  2. You are so right about the man-cold business. My husband acts like he is dying and in bed for DAYS with just a little sniffle, yet I can be in full blown head cold and still make it to work, cook dinner, and keep up with the house.

  3. I am a clencher and I actually went to physical therapy for TMJ which really helped….especially because I have the cold now too and they gave me jaw exercises to do which I do whenever my face gets tight. I know it sounds crazy but the lady stuck her hand (with glove) in my mouth and massaged my cheek. I told my husband it was almost better then a full body massage because it helped so much. I hope that you are feeling better soon because there is nothing worse then face pain because it goes everywhere and makes you miserable…on the upside, this soup looks amazing!

  4. Oh yes! Soup makes everything better and almost makes the cold bearable. I’ve made two pots this week. I’ll be making this one next. Thanks!

  5. Sarah, I’m a grinder too. Always have been. It used to wake my parents up in the middle of the night. Pretty creepy sound, I suspect. 🙂 Like you, my grinding has caused me some severe pain in the jaw and even down my neck over the years. I couldn’t wear the mouthpieces. Ever. Until my chiropractor told me about one I could find at Dollar General for about $2. It’s tiny. So non-invasive, just a little strip across the teeth and a pad-ish thing on each side between molars. Sort of like this more expensive one: rds.asp, but a lot less expensive. Not to take away from your soup recipe, ’cause a good homemade soup is a wonderful thing, but if you find that you can wear this when you’re stuffy, then much less of a “whammy”!

  6. I made this tonight for dinner, and threw in some mushrooms and some fish sauce. It was amazing! My husband loved it as well, and we will be adding it to our regular repertoire of meals. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  7. Your recipe sounded so good I decided to try. Because it was a work day and I was a bit lazy I used half chicken stock and half chicken noodle dry mix (with water added). Added extra thin dry noodles. Put in frozen peas, pot stickers. Let it boil for a few minutes. Turned the element off and added the green onions. Hubby and I had two bowls, son ate all of his. I know somethings really good when hubby goes back for seconds! Thanks 🙂