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cream cheese wontons being dipped in sauce

Fried Wonton Recipe

  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless this Mess
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 12 1x


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


  1. 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. 
  2. While the oil is heating, mix the cream cheese, sriracha, and green onions together in a medium mixing bow.
  3. Place 1 ½ tablespoons of mixture in middle of a wonton wrapper.
  4. 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).
  5. Bring the 2 other corners together to form what looks like a little envelope.
  6. Repeat with remaining filling and wonton wrappers.
  7. When the oil is heated to 375 degrees F you are ready to fry.
  8. Working in batches, fry 6 or so wontons at a time, as to not over crowd the pan.
  9. 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.
  10. 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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