Cream Cheese Wontons are a favorite in many Chinese restaurants. These are so easy to make at home and with this recipe I can show you how you can recreate your favorite recipe at home.
There are a few items I love when I got to a Chinese restaurant. While these may not be authentic in any sense of the word, they are definitely a favorite of most everyone who tries these. These are actually fairly simple to make. You will need wonton wrappers that are sold in the produce section of grocery store. The filling is made with cream cheese and a touch of sugar. You will need a simple egg wash to seal the wontons together.
You may want to serve these with some Sweet and Sour Sauce. I can show you a great recipe for sweet and sour sauce that is easy to make, this recipe actually has lemons and oranges in it. You may not need to go out for these anymore with this simple recipe. These would also go great with some hot mustard.
When filling the wontons it is a good idea to place a damp towel over the wonton shells. They can dry out if you do not keep them covered.
Cream Cheese Wontons
You can make restaurant quality cream cheese wontons at home.
- 8 ounces cream cheese softened
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 tablespoon white onion grated
- 1 large egg
- 2 teaspoons water
- 48 wonton wrappers
- vegetable oil for frying
Combine cream cheese, sugar, and grated while onion. Stir together the cream cheese mixture until it is well blended. Prepare an egg wash by combining one egg and water in a small bowl. To fill wontons with cream cheese mixture, brush egg wash on two sides of the wonton wrapper. Drop about a teaspoon of cream cheese onto the wonton wrapper. There are many ways to close the wonton wrapper. Wet the sides of the wrapper with the egg wash.
Lift up the middle of the 2 opposite sides so that they meet. Squeeze lightly together Bring the middle of the 2 other sides to close the wonton Gently squeeze to close the wonton. The wonton will remain slightly open. Add enough oil for frying into a pot to cover the bottom 4 inches of the pot. Heat the oil to 350 degrees. Drop the wontons in a couple at a time until they are golden brown. Drain on a wire rack or on paper towels. Serve immediately.