Cream Cheese Wontons Recipe


Cream cheese wontons are a Chinese appetizer. They go great with any Chinese dish. Cream cheese wontons are commonly found at Chinese restaurants all over. They consist of wonton wrappers filled with cream cheese, crab, green onions, and seasonings. For the best results you will want to fry these in the deep fryer but they could be fried in a pan as well. If you want to fry in a pan, just add about an inch of oil. I like to seal the wontons with beaten egg. This keeps them from breaking open in the deep fryer. You will want to make sure they are well sealed. These are best served with sweet and sour sauce. Enjoy.

Ingredients:

12 ounce cream cheese (at room temperature)
50 wonton wrappers
1 cup imitation crab (chopped)
2 green onions (minced)
1 (8 ounce) can water chestnuts (drained and minced)
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon soy sauce
1 egg (beaten)
oil (for frying)

Cooking Instructions:

Step 1: in a medium bowl cream the cream cheese together with crab, green onions, water chestnuts, garlic powder, and soy sauce. In a separate bowl, beat 1 egg.
Step 2: Lay out a wonton wrapper in the shape of a diamond. Place 1 teaspoon of the filling into the center of each wrapper. Brush the opposite corners of the wrapper with the beaten egg. Fold the edges over to form and triangle and seal.

Step 3: Heat oil in the deep fryer to 375 degrees. Deep fry in bathes (turning once if needed) until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
(Makes 10 Servings)

       

8 Responses to “Cream Cheese Wontons Recipe”

  1. Denise — September 30, 2011 @ 8:59 pm

    Bobby, these are one of my favorite things. My question. What is your dipping sauce? I make my own but am always looking for a good sweet red sauce. Is your homemade or purchased? If so, what is it?
    Thanks,
    Denise denisecott@yahoo.com

  2. Bobby — October 1, 2011 @ 6:02 am

    Denise- this is just kikkoman sweet and sour sauce from the store.

  3. Melanie — October 10, 2011 @ 12:04 pm

    How do you keep them from exploding when you deep fry them? I made sure to get all the air out of them before I closed them but they still opened up in the cooking process…

  4. Bobby — October 11, 2011 @ 6:13 pm

    Melenie- exploding or opening up? If they are exploding there is indeed air in them. If they are opening up, they are not sealed tightly. I like to use egg to seal them.

  5. Erica Anderson — March 2, 2012 @ 8:28 am

    Is the crab meat optional?

  6. Bobby — March 2, 2012 @ 9:24 am

    Erica Anderson- yes, you can leave out the crab meat if you choose.

  7. Helen — December 14, 2012 @ 7:16 pm

    You can use mayonnaise instead of cream cheese, only enough to hold everything together. Don’t need to use chestnut unless you want to. Have a small dish of water while you make them and rub the edges with the water to make a tight seal. Layer them in a flat pan and sprinkle flour (very little) to keep them from sticking together until you can fry them.

  8. Aw — August 16, 2013 @ 5:33 pm

    Can these be baked?

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