2 water chestnuts, peeled and finely chopped, (optional)
3 dashes ground white pepper
1/2 beaten egg for sealing wontons
Coarsely chop the shrimp into pieces (not too small) and mix well with the rest of the ingredients. Set aside. Fill each wonton skin with about 1 heaping teaspoon of the filling and seal the wonton skin with the beaten egg.
Boil the wontons in boiling water for a couple of minutes or until they float to the top or you may also steam the shrimp wontons for about 6-8 minutes. Serve hot with ginger vinegar dipping sauce.