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Quick and Easy Wonton Recipe

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Crispy golden brown packages filled with a juicy meat filling deep fried to perfection. This wonton recipe is quick and easy. Bet you can’t eat just one.

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You can’t go to any family potluck, baby lū’au, or get together without some yummy pupus. Wontons make for the ultimate pupu. Perfectly portioned sized packages that can be eaten without any utensils. Take these to your next party and be welcomed back again and again.

Looking for another appetizer? Check out my recipe for edamame hummus.

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What are wonton?

Wontons are Chinese dumplings. Square shaped dough wrappers are filled with meat, veggies, and spices, then deep fried. Anything deep fried is amazing right? You can also boil and add to soups.

wonton filling in a bowl

Where can I find wonton wrappers?

These are usually in the refrigerated section of your local grocery stores.

What type of fillings can be used in wontons?

  • Pork
  • Beef
  • Shrimp
  • Really. . .anything your heart desires
close up wonton

You can eat wontons plain or dip in

  • Sweet thai chili sauce
  • Shoyu
  • Sweet and sour sauce

How do you store wonton?

Wontons are best eaten fresh. If by some miraculous reason there are leftovers, it can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a few days. When ready to eat, reheat in the toaster oven or fry again to bring back the crunch. You can also freeze the wrapped wontons before they are fried. Be sure to lay the wonton flat when freezing to prevent sticking.

close up cooked wonton opened in half

How to make wonton?

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Heat oil in a wok or pot on medium high to about 350-375F. In a large mixing bowl combine beef, pork, green onion, kamaboko, water chestnut, garlic, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine. Place a heaping tablespoon of the mixture in the center of a wonton wrapper. Use your finger tip to spread a small amount of water along two edges of the wonton wrapper. Bring the opposite corners together forming a triangle and firmly press the edges to seal. Place wonton in oil and fry until golden brown, about 1-2 minutes each side. Remove wonton and place on a paper towel to drain the excess oil. Serve immediately.

cooked wonton

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Yield: 24 pieces
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Crispy golden brown packages filled with a juicy meat meat filling deep fried to perfection. This wonton recipe is quick and easy. Bet you can’t eat just one.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 pound ground beef
  • 1/4 pound ground pork
  • 1/4 cup kamaboko, diced
  • 1/4 cup water chestnut, diced
  • 2 tablespoons green onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 24 wonton wrappers
  • canola oil for frying

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a wok or pot on medium high to about 350-375F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine beef, pork, green onion, kamaboko, water chestnut, garlic, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine.
  3. Place a heaping tablespoon of the mixture in the center of a wonton wrapper. Use your finger tip to spread a small amount of water along two edges of the wonton wrapper. Bring the opposite corners together forming a triangle and firmly press the edges to seal.
  4. Place wonton in oil and fry until golden brown, about 1-2 minutes each side.
  5. Remove wonton and place on a paper towel to drain the excess oil. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 226Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 394mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 13g

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By on September 21st, 2019

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Aloha, my name is Relle and welcome to my little home on the internet where I like to share all my favorite Hawaiian recipes (and local ones too).

I am a wife, mom of two, and nurse practitioner here in the beautiful state of Hawai’i. I was born and raised in Hawai’i and I am of native Hawaiian descent. In my spare time I love to cook and bake and I have compiled many of my favorite recipes here for you to enjoy.

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