Sissy Lake-Farm joins us on this Mondays episode of Cooking Hawaiian Style (CookingHawaiianStyle.com) presented by Maui County Farm Bureau. Sissy is the Executive Director at Maui Historical Society / Hale Hō’ikeʻike at the Bailey House. She is the daughter of renowned Historian and Kumu Hula John Keola Lake.
Sissy was born and raised in Maui and feels a deep commitment to ensuring the history and heritage of her home is shared and protected for generations to come. She began dancing hula when she was 5 years old and today, following in her fathers footsteps, she is now a kumu hula herself. We are excited to have Sissy in the kitchen this week sharing very personal recipes and the stories that surround them.
Aunty Helenʻs Won Ton by Sissy Lake-Farm
- 1 can Spam
- 2 stalks Green onion
- 1 can Water chestnut
- 1 Egg
- 1 pack Won ton wraps (about 25)
- 4 cups Vegetable oil for frying
- 1 cup Water
- Cube spam into small pieces.
- Dice green onions.
- Drain water from water chestnuts then dice into small pieces.
- All ingredients into a bowl and crack raw egg into bowl and knead and fold until mixed.
- Take a spoonful of the mixture and place on 1 wrap.
- Using the back of the spoon, dip it in the bowl of water.
- Rub that along the edge of the wrap to moisten it.
- Fold wrapper in half and seal edges.
- Make sure there are no openings.
- Continue same process until finished.
- In a deep pot ad the vegetable oil and heat up to 350 degrees.
- Place won ton in heated oil.
- Do not overcrowd the pot.
- When browned turn won ton over, making sure both sides are cooked to brown in color.
- Place finished won ton on a cooling rack or paper towel on a plate.