When my husband and I were first married (over 10 years ago), our favorite thing to do was get some Panda Express after a long day of work and sit on the ground of our old apartment and eat our takeout while we watched a movie.
Fast forward 10+ years and we love getting Chinese takeout so we don’t have to take our 4 rowdy kids out to a restaurant!
I love both of these memories so much and whenever I have Chinese food it brings me back to these moments, enjoying delicious food and spending time with my favorite people!
So whatever your reason is for making a little Chinese food and avoiding restaurant takeout, you came to the right place.
These Easy Cream Cheese Wontons are perfectly crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside.
How to make homemade cream cheese wontons:
Although these homemade wontons are fried, don’t let it scare you! They are easy to make and can be fried right on the stove top.
Start by combining softened cream cheese, garlic powder, sugar and green onion in a mixing bowl until well incorporated.
Place wonton wrappers on a clean, flat surface. Drop a teaspoon of cream cheese mixture in the middle of each wonton wrapper.
Beat egg and brush the edges of the wonton wrappers with egg. I think it is easiest to dip your finger in the egg and brush it along the edges of the wrapper, but if that bothers you you can use a pastry brush.
Pinch the corners of each wonton wrapper together in the center. I do that by taking opposing sides and pinching them together and then repeating it with the other opposite sides.
Make sure to seal the top of each wonton closed so it will stay intact during frying.
Fill a large pot over medium-high heat with vegetable oil until the oil is about 2 inches deep. To fry the wontons, you want the oil to be around 350 degrees F.
Place 6-8 wontons at a time in the hot oil, turning them as needed, until evenly browned (about 3-5 minutes).
Carefully remove wontons from hot oil and place on a plate covered with a paper towel to absorb excess oil.
Serve with sweet and sour sauce, for dipping.
These wontons don’t need to be cooked to a certain temperature, but you just want to be sure that they are heated through and the outside is a nice golden brown.
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Cream Cheese Wontons Recipe
- Vegetable Oil for frying
- 8 ounces cream cheese 1 package, softened
- ⅛ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon sugar
- 2 teaspoons diced green onion
- 24 wonton wrappers
- 1 egg beaten
- sweet and sour sauce for dipping
- Fill a large pot over medium-high heat with vegetable oil until the oil is 2 inches deep. Oil should be around 350 degrees F.
- In a mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, garlic powder, sugar and green onion.
- Place wonton wrappers on a clean, flat surface.
- Drop a teaspoon of cream cheese mixture in the middle of each wonton wrapper.
- Beat egg and brush the edges of the wonton wrappers with egg.
- Pinch the corners of each wonton wrapper together in the center.
- Place 6-8 wontons at a time in the hot oil, turning them as needed, until evenly browned (about 3-5 minutes).
- Carefully remove wontons from hot oil and place on a plate covered with a paper towel to absorb excess oil.
- Serve with sweet and sour sauce.
- large pot
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