Fried Cream Cheese Wontons

Cream Cheese Wontons

Line Plate with Paper Towels to Sop up Excess Grease.
Line Plate with Paper Towels to Sop up Excess Grease. | Source

Definition of Wonton

According to Wikipedia, fried wontons are served with a meat filling, (usually pork), and eaten with duck sauce, sweet and sour sauce, or hot mustard. A version of fried wontons are filled with a cream cheese and/or crab filling; these are called crab rangoon.

Recipe for Chinese-Cream Cheese Wontons

This is my delicious recipe for Fried-Chinese-Cream Cheese Wontons. I use my wok to fry the wontons into a delicious, golden brown appetizer. This is a family favorite that makes the perfect accompaniment with any stir fry dinner.

Rating for Cream Cheese Wontons

5 stars from 2 ratings of Cream Cheese Wontons

Cook Time for Cream Cheese Wontons

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 5 min
Ready in: 35 min
Yields: Seves 4-6 people

Ingredients for Cream Cheese Wontons

  • 1 Package Cream Cheese, Philadelphia
  • 1 Package Wonton Skins
  • 1/4 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 3 Tablespoons Margarine or Butter, Melted
  • Soy Sauce, ToTaste at Table
  • Sweet and Sour Sauce, ToTaste at Table

Wontons

Wikipedia Factoid:

A version of fried wontons are filled with a cream cheese and crab filling; these ... yúntūn;), is a popular variant written form that literally means"swallow cloud".

Instructions for Fried Cream Cheese Wontons

  1. Heat 3 cups vegetable oil at medium heat in wok.
  2. For each wonton; Cut 1 teaspoon cream cheese and place in middle of wonton wrap.
  3. Put a dab of butter or margarine on one end of wonton wrap. (This helps hold wonton together).
  4. Fold square wonton into a triangle. (Keep piece of cream cheese in middle of wonton wrap).
  5. Add dab of butter or margarine on remaining three ends of wonton wrap.
  6. Fold bottom two sides inward to center of wonton wrap.
  7. Fold last remaining end down to the middle/bottom of wonton wrap.
  8. Pour vegetable oil in wok.
  9. Set burner to Medium setting until oil is hot and ready.
  10. Carefully place 4 or more wontons in wok with slotted spoon.
  11. Turn wontons with slotted spoon during cooking to prevent burning.
  12. Remove wontons from wok when brown and crispy with slotted spoon.
  13. Place wontons on plate, lined with paper towel. (This helps soak up excess oil).
  14. Let wontons cool before eating.
  15. Dip wontons into bowl of soy sauce and bowl of sweet and sour sauce at table.

Uncooked Cream Cheese Wontons

This is what the Wontons look like after Placing the Cream Cheese in Middle of Wonton Skins and Folding them.
This is what the Wontons look like after Placing the Cream Cheese in Middle of Wonton Skins and Folding them. | Source

Frying the Cream Cheese Wontons

Frying the Cream Cheese Wontons in Vegetable Oil.
Frying the Cream Cheese Wontons in Vegetable Oil. | Source

Fried Cream Cheese Wontons

Batch of Cream Cheese Wontons-Deep Fried in the Wok.
Batch of Cream Cheese Wontons-Deep Fried in the Wok. | Source

Cream Cheese Wontons

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WillStarr profile image

WillStarr 15 months ago from Phoenix, Arizona

This really sounds great, Linda!


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Jodah 15 months ago from Queensland Australia

I have never heard of these before Linda, but they certainly look and sound delicious.


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peachpurple 15 months ago from Home Sweet Home

oh yea, i want to try this wontons, very popular here


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FlourishAnyway 15 months ago from USA

I'd love to try them!


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ChitrangadaSharan 15 months ago from New Delhi, India

They look delicious and simple to cook. Would like to try them.

Thanks for sharing the recipe!


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billybuc 15 months ago from Olympia, WA

What an interesting recipe...thanks for sharing, Linda!


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breakfastpop 15 months ago

My mouth is watering. Just say won-ton or dumpling and I start to shake with desire.


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pconoly 15 months ago

I am certainly going to try this excellent recipe! sounds great for a party

or a teen sleepover.


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Paul Edmondson 15 months ago from Burlingame, CA

The photos make this look tasty!


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bravewarrior 15 months ago from Central Florida

Yummy! These look delicious. I love cream cheese and anything cheese-filled. Can coconut oil or grapeseed oil be substituted for vegetable oil? Also, would an egg wash or plain water work as a sealer for the wonton wrap seams?


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Rachel L Alba 15 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

Oh, yummmyyyy, Linda. I know I would love these and so would my kids. I always wanted to use Wonton skins and now I know what I could do with them. I actually thought about using them for ravioli. Thanks for this idea. I gave it 5 stars and will pin it.

Blessings to you.


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always exploring 15 months ago from Southern Illinois

Your wontons look delicious Linda. I have never made them but I'm interested in making them...Thank you for sharing.


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Minnetonka Twin 15 months ago from Minnesota Author

Hi Will-the kids love this appetizer. We order this any time we hit a Asian restaurant, but there is something so much better about making them at home. Great to see you and thanks for checking out my recipe.


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Minnetonka Twin 15 months ago from Minnesota Author

Hi Jodah-you have to try this delicious recipe. I can't believe you've never tried a cream cheese wonton. My family is hooked! Thanks for coming by.


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Minnetonka Twin 15 months ago from Minnesota Author

Hi peachpurple-I love making this delicious appetizer with the kids. It's a little putsy putting the wontons together, but it makes it a fun family thing.


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Minnetonka Twin 15 months ago from Minnesota Author

FlourishAnyway-let me know if you try these. Trust me, if you like cream cheese, you'll love these.


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Minnetonka Twin 15 months ago from Minnesota Author

My pleasure ChitrangradaSharan-Like I said to someone above, it's a little putsy but it's worth it.


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Minnetonka Twin 15 months ago from Minnesota Author

Hi billy-thanks for coming by and checking out my appetizer recipe. It would be a fun recipe for you and Bev-Fun, quality time. LOL


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Minnetonka Twin 15 months ago from Minnesota Author

LOL-Hi BP-Your comment left quite the visual in my head. I love making this appetizer when I make stir fry for dinner but it's also a fun snack any time of the day. Good to see you and thx for coming by.


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Minnetonka Twin 15 months ago from Minnesota Author

Hi pconoly-You hit the nail on the head with your comment. My niece-who is a teenage, loves this at he slumber parties. It also makes a great party appetize. Appreciate you coming by.


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Minnetonka Twin 15 months ago from Minnesota Author

Thanks for the compliment on my photo's Paul. The pics don't do it justice. You gotta try these. You'll love them-I promise!


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Minnetonka Twin 15 months ago from Minnesota Author

Hi Shauna-you can use any kind of oil you want but it has to have the ability to get real hot. Olive oil doesn't get as hot as vegetable oil and makes it harder and longer to make. You don't want to burn the wontons, so the oil has to have the ability to heat up quick so your wontons turn out better. I don't know much about cooking with the oils you mentioned but it would probably work but may take longer. You could probably google it. YES-you can substitute egg or water for the butter or margarine. It's more about folding the ends of the wonton together which I'm sure water or egg would accomplish. You'll have to let me know if you try this. It's so nummy and so fun.


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Minnetonka Twin 15 months ago from Minnesota Author

Rachel-you gave me a great suggestion on using the wonton skins for making ravioli. HMMM? I must look into this. LOL


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Minnetonka Twin 15 months ago from Minnesota Author

Hi Ruby-their actually quite easy to make, just a little putsy. My family is hooked on these. It also makes for good quality family time. Thanks so much for coming by.


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Jackie Lynnley 15 months ago from The Beautiful South

I cannot wait to be trying these. I just discovered wontons this last year and I dearly love them and loving creams cheese I know these are a winner! Have copied this and sharing.


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vocalcoach 15 months ago from Nashville Tn.

Thank you Linda for sharing this amazing recipe. Oh boy - my family is going to love me after I make these Wontons. I'm sharing for sure!


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drbj 15 months ago from south Florida

Wow, Linda, that first photo is a winner! I can almost smell and taste those delicious-looking wontons. I'm such an occasional cook I didn't even know you could purchase wonton skins. The stuff I learn from HubPages! Thanks for the eye-opening info. And the delicious recipe.


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Minnetonka Twin 15 months ago from Minnesota Author

Hi Jackie-I am so glad your gonna try these wontons. They are amazing! Thanks for Sharing the recipe.


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Minnetonka Twin 15 months ago from Minnesota Author

Thanks for sharing the recipe vocal coach. Your kids are gonna love you! mine sure do!


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Minnetonka Twin 15 months ago from Minnesota Author

Hi drbj-Wow, I feel so honored that I shared something new to you. Wonton skins, by the way, are in the vegetable department in the grocery store. Thanks for the sweet comments about the recipe. Hope all is well my friend.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 15 months ago from Sunny Florida

I have to try this recipe. It looks and sounds so good.


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Minnetonka Twin 15 months ago from Minnesota Author

Hi KK-It's super tasty-hope you try it out for a fun appetizer.


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poetryman6969 13 months ago

I am not a wonton person per say. But I would not mind trying them.


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Minnetonka Twin 13 months ago from Minnesota Author

You might surprise yourself. These cream cheese appetizer's are delish! Thanks so much for coming by today :)


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AudreyHowitt 11 months ago from California

Oh yes! Gotta try this!


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Rabadi 11 months ago from New York

This looks amazing, you are making me hungry missy lol! Sending this recipe to mom now and following you. Mind checking out some of my hubs? I will come back to keep viewing your page. Thank you!


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Minnetonka Twin 8 months ago from Minnesota Author

Hi Audrey and Rabadi-thanks for coming by and checking out my wonton recipe. It's delicious and fun to make with the kids.

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