I just tried Chinese fried wontons at the buffet last week and they were delicious. So, of course, I had to make them at home. The ones I had at the buffet were filled with juicy pork and had an intense ginger flavor. These are a nice change from crab rangoons. The wontons are filled with ingredients such as pork, carrots, celery, garlic, and ginger. The wontons get a lot of their flavor from garlic, ginger and soy sauce. If you are a fan of Asian food, you know the combination is fantastic. There are many ways to fold wontons. I folded them into a bag shape but the easiest way is to fold them into a triangle. This recipe will make about 50 fried wontons and makes a great appetizer for any party or event. Serve with your favorite sweet and sour sauce. Enjoy.
- 1lb ground pork
- 3 garlic cloves (chopped)
- 1 teaspoon fresh ginger (grated)
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 3 carrots (finely diced)
- 3 celery stalks (finely chopped)
- 6 green onions (finely chopped)
- 1 (12 ounces) package wonton wrappers
- 1–2 eggs (beaten, for sealing)
- Oil (for deep frying)
- In a large bowl combine pork, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, sesame oil, carrots, celery, and green onions. Stir to mix.
- In a bowl beat eggs. Lay out a wonton wrapper and place a heaping teaspoon of the filling into the center of the wrapper. Brush egg on 2 edges on one side of the wrapper.
- Fold over to form a triangle and seal the edges tightly with your finger. Repeat until all the wrappers and/or filling are used.
- Heat oil in a deep fryer to 375 degrees. Deep fry in batches until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.