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Homemade Wontons – Easy

Homemade Wontons-  Tender bites of savory meat and vegetable in a crispy and flaky wrapper. Dip into some sweet chili sauce for extra spice and flavor. Dip into some quick and easy homemade dipping sauce.

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Gather the Ingredients for Homemade Wontons.

Here is what you need: 

  1. Wonton Wrappers. I purchase mine from an Asian or International Food Market. The wonton wrappers are 3-inch X 3-inch square. They are made with flour, eggs, and water.
  2. Meat -ground Pork or make it vegetarian with a plant-based sausage.
  3. Vegetables – carrots, celery, scallions, garlic.
  4. Seasonings: ginger, soy sauce, salt, and pepper to taste.
  5. Other- sesame oil, cornstarch.
homemade wontons, uncooked

Let’s Make some Homemade Wontons.

SIS simple is smart steps to making these yummy wontons:

  1. Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Place 1 1/2 tsp of the filling on the wrapper.
  3. Dip your index finger in water and “paint” water around the outer edge of the wrapper.
  4. Fold the wrapper over to form a pocket with the filling sealed inside.
  5. Finish folding the wonton as shown in the video.

Homemade Wonton Dipping Sauce:

The dipping sauce is super quick and easy to make. Whisk together:

1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce with 1 tsp. Rice vinegar and 1 tsp sesame oil. Add 1 tbsp. Sugar and 1 tbsp. Chopped scallions. Finish with a few drops of your favorite hot sauce, and a sprinkling of toasted sesame seeds.

Fry the Wontons or use them in Wonton Soup.

Deep fry the wontons in a deep fryer or a deep frying pan with at least 3 inches of oil in it. Use a thermometer to monitor the oil temperature. Keep the oil a steady 375-degrees F. If the oil is too cold, the wontons soak up oil and are greasy and heavy. If the oil is too hot, they burn.

Serve hot with a dipping sauce or a Sweet Chili Sauce.

homemade wontons

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Homemade wontons on a platter with dipping sauce.

Homemade Wontons - With dipping sauce

Homemade Wontons- tender bites of savory meat and vegetable in a crispy and flaky wrapper. Dip into some sweet chili sauce for extra spice and flavor.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
filling the wontons 30 minutes: 30 minutes
Total Time: 49 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: fried wontons, how to make wontons, wontons
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 221kcal

Equipment

  • deep fryer

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg Wonton Wrappers 12 ounce package
  • 1 lb Ground Pork (453g) (see notes for vegetarian)
  • ½ cup diced Celery (25g)
  • ½ cup coarsely grated Carrots (25g)
  • ½ cup chopped Scallions (25g)
  • 3 cloves minced Garlic
  • 2 Tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Corn Starch
  • 1 tsp Sesame Oil

Instructions

  • Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl.
  • Place 1 tsp in the center of a wonton wrapper.
  • Fold the wrapper as demonstrated in the video.
  • Heat oil to 375°F (190°C) (see notes)
  • Fry the wontons a few at a time for 3-5 minutes until golden brown.
  • Serve with Wonton Dipping Sauce or Sweet Chili Sauce.

Video

Notes

Make it vegetarian and use beyond sausage in place of the ground pork.
A deep fryer with a thermostat is best. If you use a frying pan you will want 3-4 inches of oil in the pan. Use a thermometer to monitor the temp. If the oil is to cold the wontons will soak up extra oil making them greasy. To hot and they will burn.

Nutrition

Serving: 4wontons | Calories: 221kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 412mg | Potassium: 184mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 804IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 2mg
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