Deep Fried Wonton


Wontons are incredibly versatile noodle dumplings. They can be served as appetizers, enjoyed in soup, or as part of a Chinese meal. For added flavor, serve them with a side of sweet and sour sauce (excluding when serving in soup). They freeze well (prior to cooking), making them a convenient option for preparing ahead of time.

Preparation time: 30 min
Cooking time: 20 min
Resting time: N/A
Total time: 50 min
Serves: makes 40 wontons


  • 1 package (8 ounces) of wonton wrappers
  • 6 dried Chinese mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons of finely chopped bamboo shoots
  • 4 ounces of prawns, finely chopped
  • 4 green onions, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of light soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of sesame oil
  • 1 clove of garlic, finely minced (optional)


  1. If using dried mushrooms, soak them in hot water for 30 minutes, then squeeze out the moisture, discard the stems, and finely chop.
  2. Combine the remaining ingredients and mix well.
  3. Place a small amount of filling, about 1/2 teaspoon, onto each wonton wrapper.
  4. Moisten the edges of the wrapper with water and fold over to form a triangle, ensuring that the points slightly overlap and press together.
  5. Bring the two ends together, dabbing a little of the filling mixture where they join to seal.
  6. You can now either deep fry them over medium heat for about 2 minutes until golden, add them to soup and cook for about 5 minutes, or steam them by placing them in a steamer without layering, and steam for about 10 minutes.


For a flavorful dipping sauce, combine soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, and a touch of chili paste. Adjust the proportions to suit your taste and serve alongside the wontons for a delicious complement to their flavor.

Nutritional Info:
Calories: 280
Carbs: 32g
Protein 20g
Fat 12g

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