Making Fried Wontons at Home

Looking to mix it up next time you have friends over for dinner? Having fried wontons  as the appetizer or main entree can be the answer.  It’s certainly different than the regular old pizza and wings party!

They are also extremely easy to make, so you can get a batch ready before your guests arrive and still have some time to relax.

Easy, Tasty Fried Pork Wontons

Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients 

  • Vegetable oil for deep frying
  • 1 cup of minced pork
  • 1/4 cup of minced scallion
  • 1/2 finely shredded cabbage
  • 1 Tsp of minced garlic
  • 1 Tsp of grated fresh ginger
  • 1/4 cup of stemmed, seeded, and minced red bell pepper
  • 1 Tsp of soy sauce
  • 1 Tsp of dark sesame oil
  • 1 egg
  • 48 wonton wraps/skins (no big difference- I’ve seen both used)
As far as wraps go, there are thin, medium, and thick options. Go for your perference, but I’d stick with medium and thin to avoid getting a doughy feel with my wontons. If you have an wrapper leftover, then toss them in the freezer, they should last for about a month.

Preparation

  • Fill deep saucepan with vegetable oil until 2 inches deep.
  • Turn the heat to medium-high.
  • With the exception of the wonton skins, combine and mix all the ingredients.
  • Fill the center of the wonton skin with 2 Tsp of your filling.
  • Fold into a triangle and seal with a bit of water.
  • After you’ve filled all the skins, go ahead and place your wontons into the pan a few at a time. Cook for about 3 minutes or so, turning it once during the process.
  • Dry on paper towel.

My tip on folding the wontons is to keep it simply and fold it diagonally to get the triangle shape. If prepared right, they’ll be gone quickly anyways, so no need to stress over folding like the restaurants  The recipe makes enough for about 10 people, give or take their appetites.

Thoughts on Frying Wontons

I’d love to hear from you. How do you like to prepare your wontons? What other dishes do you serve with them?

Photo Credit: jeferonix