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.
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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.