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Perfect Cream Cheese Wontons
Cream Cheese Wonton Appetizer
These are great as an appetizer or to compliment a meal of stir-fry and dumplings. They're super quick, easy and cheap to make, too! A batch of 16 wontons costs around $2!
- 8 oz Cream Cheese (Or Mascarpone)
- 1 tbsp Butter, Melted
- 1 tbsp Heavy Cream
- 1 tsp Lemon Juice
- 2 Eggs, Whole
- 1 tsp Sugar
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 pkg Wonton Wrappers
- 1/4 cup Vegetable Oil
- I buy Nasoya wonton wrappers for these, but any brand would work. The package I get contains 50 wrappers and usually sells for under $3 but winds up making at least three large batches of wontons making this a great budget appetizer!
- Take one of the eggs and whisk it for 1-2 minutes in a bowl. Dip each wrapper in the egg and set aside on a flat surface.
- In a large bowl, combine one 8 oz package of cream cheese (or 8 oz of Mascarpone, if preferred) with the other egg, cream, sugar, salt and lemon juice. Use an egg beater to get a creamy consistency. (A fork will work, too, but it will take longer and yield a chunkier consistency.)
- Use a tablespoon to distribute the mixture into the center of each wrapper. Fold into a triangle for a basic shape or pinch four sides of the wonton together to form a blossom shaped wonton.
- On medium heat, fill a wok or frying pan with vegetable oil and fry the wontons four at a time. The wrappers burn easily, so frying more than that at once is tricky. Let wontons fry for about 30 seconds on each side and voila! You're done.