One of my favorite appetizers to eat at Chinese restaurants is the pork fried wontons. These wontons are packed full of flavor because of ingredients such as soy sauce and sesame oil. The process to making this recipe is a little time consuming because you need to wrap all of the wontons individually—if you have someone to assist you, it should go a lot faster. Otherwise, this recipe is very easy to prepare. The ground pork is mixed with numerous ingredients and then placed into wontons wrappers. The wontons are then folded and fried in hot oil until fully cooked. If you do not want to use wonton wrappers, pot sticker wraps could work as well. There are a couple of different ways to fold these wontons. You can fold them into triangles like crab Rangoon’s or you can fold them into a bag shape. I like to serve these pork fried wontons with sweet and sour sauce. Enjoy.
- 1/2 lb ground pork
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped green onion
- 1 egg (beaten)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon water
- 3 chopped water chestnuts
- 1 package of wonton wrappers
- 2 eggs
- In a medium bowl combine pork, green onion, 1 beaten egg, salt, soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil, water, and water chestnuts.
- Mix together thoroughly.
- In a bowl beat together the two 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 F.
- Fry wontons in batches until fully cooked (the internal temperature has reached 160 degrees F.) and golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Repeat until all of the wontons are fried.