Fried wontons – the BEST fried wontons!! Super crispy and delicious, learn how to make fried wontons with this easy recipe!! | rasamalaysia.com
1/2 lb ground pork, chicken or turkey
1/4 lb shrimp, chopped into small pieces
1/2 teaspoon soy sauce or fish sauce
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
3 dashes white pepper powder
1 pack wonton wrappers
Water, for sealing
Oil, for deep frying
To wrap the wontons, lay a piece of the wonton wrapper on your palm and add 1/2 tablespoon of the filling in the middle of the wrapper. Dip your index finger into the sealing water and trace it on the outer edges of the wonton wrapper.
You can wrap the wontons three ways. To make a triangle, just fold it up to form a triangle. Pinch the edges to seal tight. To make them into the pretty shape (far left in the above picture), just pull the two corners of the triangle down so one overlaps the other, pinch and seal with water. To make them into Hong Kong style wonton (far right in the above picture), please watch my YouTube video below.
Heat up some oil for deep-frying. Deep fry the wontons until golden brown. Serve hot with Thai sweet chili sauce or regular chili sauce.
Fried wontons – the BEST fried wontons!! Super crispy and crazy delicious, learn how to make fried wontons with this easy recipe!!
Originally posted in November 2006, updated with new photos.
Fried wontons are especially popular in the Chinese restaurants here in the United States. They are commonly served as an appetizer and comes with a pinkish-red sweet and sour dipping sauce. Everyone loves fried wontons…they are crispy and filled with savory meat or meat and seafood filling, and the sweet and sour sauce makes them even more appetizing. Wontons come in small parcels and are available in many forms: deep-fried, boiled, steamed, or in soup.
Whenever I have a craving for something light, appetizing, yet not overly complicated to make, I would make then. They are so pretty and delicious, and it takes less than 30 minutes to make them!
I used some shrimp and mixed them with ground pork. I also added some water chestnuts to give the wontons that extra crunchiness and interesting texture. You can be totally flexible with the fillings and use chicken or turkey instead of pork. You can add some shrimp, scallop, or even crab to the filling or just plain with meat. Here is my easy recipe that you can make at home.
To make this recipe a lot more accessible, check out the following video. Make sure you subscribe to my YouTube channel for future videos.