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A plate of fried wonton served with sweet chili sauce.

Fried Wonton Recipe

This fried wonton recipe is tender wrappers stuffed with ground pork, mushrooms and seasonings, then deep fried to crispy golden brown perfection. An authentic restaurant style appetizer that's sure to earn you rave reviews!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12
Calories 191kcal
Author Sara Welch


  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1/2 cup shiitake mushrooms finely minced
  • 1/4 cup green onions thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 12 ounce package square wonton wrappers
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • sweet chili sauce for serving optional


  • Place the pork, mushrooms, green onions, soy sauce, sesame oil, cornstarch, salt, pepper, ginger and garlic in a large bowl. Stir until thoroughly combined.
  • Place one wonton wrapper on a flat surface. Keep the remaining wrappers covered so that they don't dry out. Brush the two edges of the wonton wrapper farthest away from you with water.
  • Place 3/4 teaspoon of the pork mixture onto the center of the wrapper. Fold the wrapper over into a triangle shape, then bring the two bottom corners together to make a purse shape. Use a bit of water to "glue" the bottom corners together.
  • Repeat the process with the remaining wrappers and filling.
  • Heat 3 inches of oil in a large deep pot to 375 degrees F.
  • Fry 6-8 of the wontons at a time for 3-5 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels and repeat the process with the remaining wontons.
  • Serve immediately, with a side of sweet chili sauce if desired.


Calories: 191kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 365mg | Potassium: 169mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 21IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg