Kidspot Kitchen

Kidspot Kitchen

Fried wontons recipe

Deep fried wontons are a great appetizer and kids love their crunchy texture. These have a tasty pork and prawn centre in a crispy coating. Find more on Kidspot New Zealand.



  • 1 egg
  • 40 wonton wrappers
  • vegetable oil for deep frying
  • 500g minced pork (the fatty type)
  • 100g green prawn meat, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp cornflour
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 green onion, finely chopped


Mix all filling ingredients together.

In a small separate bowl, lightly beat the egg.

Take 1 tsp of filling and place it into the centre of a wonton wrapper. Brush two adjoining edges with the egg and fold the wrapper over to form a triangle.

Heat oil until very hot. Deep fry in batches of six and drain on paper towels. Serve with sweet and sour dipping sauce.


  • Sweet and sour sauce is now widely available at the supermarket.
  • If I'm feeling lazy, I put the mixture into the food processor to combine; it creates a smooth texture.
  • Asian butchers sell two types of pork mince: The one you want has fat in it for flavour. 
  • You really need to stick to the quantities in this recipe. If the wonton fillings are too wet, they explode and fill up with hot oil.
  • Pork is pink when it is cooked so you need to pull a wonton apart and feel the temperature of the centre of  to get and idea if they are cooked.
  • This recipe was created by Jennifer Cheung for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder.