Vegetarian Wontons

Fried wontons with chili sauce

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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 2 mins
Total: 17 mins
Servings: 45 to 50 servings

Deep-fried wontons are stuffed with mashed bean curd. Vegetarians who don't eat eggs can substitute 1 tablespoon oil for the beaten egg.


  • 1/2 cup firm tofu (mashed)
  • 1 green onion (diced)
  • 4 water chestnuts (chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons carrot (shredded)
  • 1 bok choy leaf (shredded)
  • 1 egg (lightly beaten)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pinch pepper
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ginger (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 45 wonton wrappers (or as needed)
  • 3 to 4 cups oil (for deep-frying, as needed)
  • Hoisin or soy sauce (for dipping, as needed)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Drain and mash the tofu. Wash and prepare all the vegetables. Lightly beat the egg with the salt and pepper. Combine the mashed tofu and vegetables with the egg and seasonings.

  3. Heat the oil for deep-frying while you are wrapping the wontons. The oil should be heated to between 360 and 375 F.

  4. To fill the wontons, lay a wrapper in front of you so that it forms a diamond shape. Wet all the edges of the wrapper with water. Place a teaspoon of filling in the middle. Bring the top half of the wrapper over the filling and seal the edges.

  5. Deep-fry the wontons until they are golden and crispy (about 2 minutes). Serve with hoisin sauce or soy sauce.

  6. Enjoy!