Cream Cheese Wontons
Learn how to make your own crab cheese with this tasty and crazy easy cream cheese wonton recipe!
Wontons are one of these appetizers no body can turn down. Their mix of crunchy and creamy is just way too addictive. If you're in need of a foolproof appetizer recipe, these cream cheese wontons are the way to go. Taking just 10 minutes to prep and 20 to fry up, this 30-minute appetizer recipe will have your guests begging for more. Just don't forget the sweet and sour sauce!
From the Chef: The cream cheese filling in these wontons contrasts nicely with the crispy exterior, making an appetizer that'll have the whole crowd talking.
- Addie Gundry
This recipe is from RecipeLion's 103 Cookbook series, Festive Holiday Recipes: 103 Must-Make Dishes for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve Everyone Will Love.
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Preparation Time20 min
Cooking Time10 min
- 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
- 1 scallion, minced
- 1 teaspoon lemon pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- Pinch of sea salt
- 12 wonton wrappers (see note)
- Vegetable or canola oil for frying
- Plum sauce and/or sweet and sour sauce
In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese, scallion, lemon pepper, garlic powder, paprika, and sea salt. Using a small ice cream scoop, place a teaspoon-sized ball of cream cheese mixture in the center of each wrapper. Dip your finger in water and moisten the corners of the wrapper, then fold up and seal.
Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the wontons and fry until golden brown on each side, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool slightly. Serve with plum sauce or sweet and sour sauce, or both!
If you can't find wonton wrappers, feel free to cut an egg roll wrapper into 4 small squares.