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Yummy Fried Vegetable Wontons

Greetings, Mystic Meows!

Summer is here and it’s time to bust out those recipe ideas for all those spontaneous and impromptu parties and entertaining that the warm weather encourages! WHEW! That was a mouthful! ๐Ÿ˜ This recipe for Yummy Fried Veggie Wontons is kind of a twofer in the sense that you not only can make these ahead of time and freeze, but you can either boil them in a soup or fry them as an appetizer or side dish as I did here cause I love me some fried won tons! But these in a soup would be fantastic! Some broth and veggies? You’re all set!

You can of course use meat or seafood in the filling for this recipe as well. I would stick with ground pork, chicken, or shrimp. You could also use beef, but make sure that it’s got a fair amount of fat otherwise it’ll be a bit too dry on the inside. Rather than be all fancy pants about the shaping of these lil puppies, I went with a simple agnolotti inspired fold, which is basically a filled rectangle shape.

I tend to favor this particular application because it’s requires less oil for frying, cooks fairly quick, and also looks really cool once arranged on a plate or serving dish. As far as a dipping sauce for these crunchy little morsels of yumminess, that’s entirely up to you. I love a good duck sauce or my favorite Thai chili sauce from a brand called Mae Ploy. It has the perfect balance of sweet/heat with a hint of vinegar that isn’t too overpowering. So here we go Meows!

Yummy Fried Vegetable Wontons- Makes 24 to 30 pieces

1 pkg small Wonton wrappers, square shaped

3 cups cole slaw mix

1/2 cup finely chopped broccoli

1/2 cup mushrooms, small dice

1/2 cup green onion, thinly sliced

1 large clove of garlic, minced

1/4 cup soy sauce

Oil for frying

Your favorite dipping sauce such as sweet and sour, duck sauce, or sweet chili sauce

1. In a medium sautรฉ pan, add a drizzle of oil and briefly cook the vegetables on high heat for about 5 minutes. Just before removing from the heat, add the soy sauce and stir together well. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool completely.

2. Once the filling is cooled, grab your won ton wrappers and begin to fill them at the center, using no more than a teaspoon of the vegetable mix. Wet the edges with a bit of water and fold over to seal them, making sure to pinch the edges shut. You want to make rectangle shapes. You can also make triangles as well. Whatever floats your boat! ๐Ÿ˜›

3. Once your little wonton pockets of love are filled and sealed, it’s time to fry those bad boys up! In your favorite frying or sautรฉ pan, add a fair amount of oil so that the won tons are able to move around a bit when fried. Start with 1/2 cup and add more if you need to. Make sure the oil is nice and hot, but not smoking otherwise they’ll burn! ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ

4. Add about 5 to 6 won tons at a time and fry until golden brown on one side, then flip them over and repeat. The first batch will probably take the longest to brown, and after that the process will go quickly, so be sure to keep an eye on them! They only take a couple of minutes to cook once the pan is up to temperature. Once they’re nice and sexy, place them on paper towels to absorb the oil and serve with your dipping sauce of choice!

Quick, easy, and super fun to make. Definitely a crowd pleaser and a great way to use up those random leftovers. I also like to make pizza wontons by adding tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese! So good. I mean, you can pretty much add anything you can think of to take won tons to the next level! Ever try filling them with leftover mac and cheese? I’m telling ya… Wontons are a great addition to your Mystic Meals! I hope you meows give these a try and let me know what other filling ideas you come up with! How about something sweet? HA!

Thanks for stopping by, dear reader! Until we eat again… Happy Cooking!!!

Cheers, Hugs, and Meows!

Xo Nikki ๐Ÿ’•โœจ

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4 comments on “Yummy Fried Vegetable Wontons

  1. Iโ€™ve always wanted to try making these myself but have been intimidated when actually, this sounds totally doable. Especially if thereโ€™s no fancy origami folding involved ๐Ÿ˜‚ bookmarking this, I really want to try soon. Your recipes are always so well written and I love that you give the reasons for doing or not doing something, it helps me so much. Thank you for sharing! ๐Ÿค—

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    • Thank you so much, love! ๐Ÿฅฐ I really try to make these recipes as easy as possible for that very reason. Most people are intimidated to try new ones out because they seem like they have all of these complicated steps that they feel they canโ€™t achieve which is so not true!! Same thing with knife cuts. Although itโ€™s the imagery in food photos that sells it, it can also be what makes someone not want to attempt it because it looks to hard to pull off. I want people to get in the kitchen and cook! Make those mistakes, learn, have fun and make memorable meals! Thank you so much for reading my blog! Please let me know when you try your hand at making them! ๐Ÿ’•โœจ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

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      • I keep forgetting to tell you I made these on Sunday and had so much fun with it! I couldn’t roll them quite so nicely just because the wrappers were tearing a bit but it all turned out totally fine eventually ๐Ÿ™‚ I had to double up the wrapper on a few ๐Ÿ˜‚ Thanks for the instructions and encouragement, I can’t wait to try them again! They were 1000 times better than what you get in restaurants, which didn’t even seem like a possibility. You’re the best!!! ๐Ÿ’•

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      • Oh, thatโ€™s wonderful! Thank you so much for the compliment! ๐Ÿฅฐ That makes me so happy that you tried it! The more you make them, the easier it gets! I always have a few busted ones, or bleeders ๐Ÿคช, but itโ€™s all part of the fun! Yay! ๐Ÿฅฐโœจ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

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