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
Yield: 45 to 50 wontons
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
69 Calories
4g Fat
5g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 45 to 50
Amount per serving
Calories 69
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 142mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 18mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 50mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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

  • 1 bok choy leaf, shredded

  • 4 water chestnuts, chopped

  • 2 tablespoons shredded carrot

  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1 pinch pepper

  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce

  • 2 teaspoons minced ginger

  • 1 teaspoon sugar

  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil

  • 45 wonton wrappers, or as needed

  • 3 to 4 cups oil, or amount needed for deep-frying

  • Hoisin sauce, or soy sauce, for dipping

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.