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Deep-fried Shrimp Wonton Recipe 炸馄饨

Sunday, September 28, 2008 | Labels: , , , , , |

Looks like I'm on a dim sum (點心) roll, after making my Steamed Pork and Chives Dumplings and my Shanghai Pork and Shrimp Dumplings , I decided to make some very simple wontons with only shrimp as the main filling. No 'fancy' folding and pleating required, just twist and seal. These little 'golden packets' are packed with shrimpy goodness and make great appetizers or snacks. These wontons may also be boiled and served with chicken broth depending on your preference.


Feel like trying out more delicious, home-made dim sum recipes? Click on my other dim sum recipes below:

Steamed Seaweed Rolls Recipe

Golden Wrapped Tiger Shrimp Recipe


18 small sized wonton wrappers
1/2 pound of shrimp, shelled and deveined
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tsps of finely chopped green onions
1/2 tsp of finely chopped fresh ginger

1 tbsp light soy sauce
1 tsp Chinese Rice Wine (Shaoxing Wine)
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp sugar


Firstly, use the back of a cleaver of large knife to break up the shrimp. I usually refrain from using the food processor for my dumpling fillings as I like a bit of a 'bite' to my dim sum. Next, add the garlic, green onions and ginger to the shrimp mix and chop together as finely as you desire. Next marinade the shrimp mix in the ingredients listed above for about 15 minutes to 1 hour, longer if you have the time.

Working with one wonton wrapper at a time (as always, lay a damp paper towel on the remaining wrappers to avoid them drying out), place a tsp of the shrimp filling onto the middle of the wrapper. Wet the edges of the wrapper and gather to seal, twist gently with wet hands. Continue with the remaining wrappers. Heat enough cooking oil for deep-frying to about 325 F, place the wontons into your wok gently (I usually use a pair of wooden chopsticks) and fry for about 2-3 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with soy sauce or sweet chilli sauce if desired.

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Bentoist said...

Hi, thanks for dropping by Bentoism. Your deep-fried shrimp wontons look really great. And I imagine they will be great for a bento box. Gonna try it sometime.

tigerfish said...

Woooo la la, I can imagine the juicy filling and crispy skin...

Tastes of Home said...

hey there Bentoist! I think they will fit nicely into your cut bento boxes hehe..thanks!

hey TF, yeah hehe it was pretty good though I really do prefer boiled ones (these were mostly for the husband hehe) thanks!

mikky said...

i love these fried wontons... perfect with some sweet chili sauce... yum... :)

Tastes of Home said...

hi mikky! yeah, love sweet chilli sauce with these, esp. Lingam chilli sauce

Salt N Turmeric said...

This one I really like! Well, thts because i love all fry stuff. *blush*

Tastes of Home said...

hey F, Happy Hari Raya btw!

Anonymous said...

When I was reading the recipe, I swear I could smell it cooking. Yummmmmm....
heypocheway in NOLA

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