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Fried Shrimp Wontons


4 people


30 minutes


Fried shrimp wontons - crispy wontons filled with shrimp are popular dim sum found at Chinese restaurants. Make them at home with this easy recipe!


– 8 oz. shelled and deveined raw shrimp – 12 pieces wonton wrappers – oil for deep-frying – 4 tablespoons mayonnaise for dipping Seasoning: – 1/4 teaspoon salt – 1/2 teaspoon fish sauce – 1 teaspoon sesame oil – 3 dashes ground black pepper

Step 1

Cut 2/3 of the shrimp into small pieces. Mince the remaining 1/3 of the shrimp into ground shrimp. Combine the shrimp with all the Seasoning ingredients together. Stir to mix well.

Step 2

Assemble the shrimp wontons by placing a piece of the wonton wrapper on a flat surface. Spoon about 1 tablespoon of the shrimp filling on the middle of the wrapper. Do not overfill.

Step 3

Fold to form a tri-angle shape. Using the thumbs and index fingers of both hands, press and squeeze both sides of the wonton towards to the center to form the folds. Make sure the wontons are sealed tightly. Place the wrapped wontons on a floured surface or baking sheet.

Step 4

Heat 2 to 3 inches of the oil in a wok or small stockpot to 350°F (176°C) for deep-frying. Gently drop the shrimp wontons into the oil and deep-fry in batches until they turn golden brown. Dish out with a strainer or slotted spoon, draining the excess oil with paper towels. Serve warm with the mayonnaise.

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