Fried Wonton Recipe

Savory, crispy, and packed full of flavor. These fried wontons are going to prove you don’t need to order takeout when you’re craving this delicious Asian appetizer.

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When I am at home and craving Chinese food, the only thing that usually stops me from ordering is the price. I know that the restaurant near me makes delicious food and there are times where I’ll order from there in a heartbeat, but other times I wonder if I can’t make something equally appetizing for a fraction of the price. So I tried it, and just like that, I have a new recipe to share with you.

Whether you’re preparing a Chinese takeout fake-out, or you need delectable appetizers that come together in a cinch, these fried wontons will have everybody talking. The filling is incredibly flavorful, but for me, it’s the crispy, fried wonton wrapper that seals the deal. Serve them before breaking out a winning Asian dish like chicken soup with dumplings.

Why You Will Love This Recipe

  • Fried wontons filled with a savory pork filling and wrapped with a crispy wonton shell, that’s heaven!
  • The savory pork filling is packed with Asian flavors that will surprise you.
  • All of the ingredients for this recipe are easy to find at your local Asian supermarket or in the world food section of your grocery store.
  • Making fried wontons with the family is a super fun activity! Just make sure an adult is in charge of the frying portion.

Ingredients

These ingredients should be easy to find. Just journey over to the world foods section of your grocery store for the wonton wrappers, or visit an Asian market!

  • ½ lb minced pork
  • 10 square wonton wrappers
  • ½ tsp ginger, minced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • ½ cup mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • ½ tsp sesame seeds
  • pinch of black pepper
  • ½ tbsp soy sauce
  • ½ tsp cornstarch
  • vegetable oil for frying
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How to Make Fried Wontons – The Steps

Step 1: Heat a small skillet on medium-high heat, add the oil, and sauté the chopped mushrooms until soft. Set aside and cool down.

Step 2: In a mixing bowl combine the pork, mushrooms, garlic, ginger, green onions, and cornstarch, and season with the soy sauce, sesame oil, and black pepper. Mix with your hands until well combined.

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Step 3: Place the wonton wrappers on a clean surface and brush the edges with some water. Place a teaspoon of the pork filling into the center of each wonton wrapper.

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Step 4: Fold it into a triangle shape. Bring the two bottom corners together and seal with a little water.

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Step 5: Heat the oil in a large deep pot to 375°F. Fry the filled wontons in the hot oil for 4-5 minutes until golden brown. Drain on a paper towel and top with sesame seeds.

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Step 6: Serve the fried wontons hot with the sauce of your choice!

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Variations

There are about a million ways to change up this recipe! Here are some ideas on different fried wonton variations you can try.

  • Shrimp wontons: For your mixture, combine shrimp (cut into small pieces), ginger, and scallions for a delicious seafood wonton.
  • Veggie wontons: Make this appetizer vegetarian by skipping the pork and adding in your favorite vegetables. Some popular choices are cabbage, carrot, garlic, ad bamboo shoots.
  • Spicy wontons: Bring the heat with chili oil, Sichuan peppercorns, and gochujang.
  • Dessert wontons: You can turn this recipe into a dessert easily. For your filling, mix some cream cheese with your favorite fruit and dust over some powdered sugar at the end!

Top Tips

  • When forming your wontons, don’t overfill them, and use a firm pressure to seal. Spreading your filling out a little bit will prevent your wontons from opening while they cook.
  • You will want to use a pot or pan that’s deep enough to hold about 3 inches of oil.
  • When frying, don’t overcrowd your pot. The oil drops in temperature every time you add a wonton, so fry your wontons in batches if you need to, allowing the oil to come up to temperature between each batch.
  • Use a thermometer to check the oil if you’re unsure of the temperature. Another way to tell if your oil is hot enough for frying is to stick the end of a wooden spoon into the oil. If bubbles form, it is ready for your wontons. If not, let it heat for another minute or so.

FAQs

What kind of dip should I use for these wontons?

My favorite dip for these fried wontons is a sweet chili sauce. The savory pork dipped in a sweet spicy sauce pairs beautifully. Feel free to try other dips like soy sauce or a sweet and sour sauce.

My wontons are not crispy. What did I do wrong?

If your wontons are soggy and soft after frying, try to fry them at a lower temperature for a longer period of time. This will make the wrappers more crispy. You will also want to refrain from sealing your wontons with too much water.

What’s the best pan to use for frying wontons?

You can use almost anything that is big enough to heat enough oil. The best would be a wok, which is the traditional way to fry wontons. I prefer to use a non-stick skillet for frying.

How to Store Fried Wontons

If you have leftovers and can’t bear to take another bite, you can store your fried wontons for later. Keep in mind that fried wontons are best served immediately, but they’ll still taste good as leftovers. If you’re going to eat them in the next day or two, you can stack them in an airtight container after letting them cool, and separate them with a piece of parchment paper to keep them from sticking.

If you won’t be eating your wontons for a while, freeze them for up to 3 months. To keep them from sticking together, line a baking sheet with parchment paper, lay your wontons out, then place the baking tray in the freezer. Once frozen, you can transfer them to a container or plastic bag.

When reheating, the best way to keep their crispy texture is by steaming for a couple of minutes, air frying them, or placing them in the oven at 375° F until heated through. Avoid your microwave unless you want a soggy wonton.

Fried Wontons

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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Appetizers & Snacks
Cuisine Asian
Servings 2
Calories 489 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • ½ lb minced pork
  • 10 square wonton wrappers
  • ½ tsp ginger minced
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • ½ cup mushrooms finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp green onions thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • ½ tsp sesame seeds
  • pinch of black pepper
  • ½ tbsp soy sauce
  • ½ tsp cornstarch
  • vegetable oil for frying

Instructions
 

  • Heat a small skillet on medium-high heat, add the oil, and sauté the chopped mushrooms until soft. Set aside and cool down.
  • In a mixing bowl combine the pork, mushrooms, garlic, ginger, green onions, and cornstarch, and season with the soy sauce, sesame oil, and black pepper. Mix with your hands until well combined.
  • Place the wonton wrappers on a clean surface and brush the edges with some water. 
  • Place a teaspoon of the pork filling into the center of each wonton wrapper and fold it into a triangle shape. Bring the two bottom corners together and seal together with a little water.
  • Heat the oil in a large deep pot to 375° F.
  • Fry the filled wontons in the hot oil for 4-5 minutes until golden brown. Drain on a paper towel and top with sesame seeds.
  • Serve the fried wontons hot with the sauce of your choice!

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 489kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 35gFat: 26gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 103mgSodium: 515mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1g
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