Homemade Wontons are made from store bought wonton wrappers, filled with everyday ingredients, and fried to perfection. They're easier than you think!
- 2 quarts of oil for frying (such as canola, vegetable, or corn oil)
- 1 package cream cheese (8 ounces), at room temperature
- 2 tablespoons of sriracha hot sauce
- 1-2 tablespoon finely chopped green onions
- Wonton wrappers ( if unable to find wonton wrappers you can use egg roll wrappers cut into fourths)
- 1 egg, beaten
- In a large Dutch oven or a heavy-bottomed and high-sided skillet, add the oil and heat over medium to medium-high heat. Use a paddle thermometer to gauge the temperature.
- While the oil is heating, mix the cream cheese, sriracha, and green onions together in a medium mixing bow.
- Place 1 ½ tablespoons of mixture in middle of a wonton wrapper.
- Brush 2 edges of the wrapper with beaten eggs and fold over bringing 2 opposite corners together to seal in filling (You are making a triangle when you fold it).
- Bring the 2 other corners together to form what looks like a little envelope.
- Repeat with remaining filling and wonton wrappers.
- When the oil is heated to 375 degrees F you are ready to fry.
- Working in batches, fry 6 or so wontons at a time, as to not over crowd the pan.
- Use a spider strainer to remove the wontons from the oil and place them on a paper towel lined baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining wontons, working in batches.
- Eat the wontons right away while still hot.
- These are great dipped in sweet and sour sauce or sweet chili sauce.
- Prep Time: 20 min
- Cook Time: 15 min
- Category: side
- Method: fry
- Cuisine: American
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