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Cream cheese wontons. So easy! So much flavor and so quick to fry up! Great appetizer for any meal!
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4.5 from 8 votes

Fried Cream Cheese Wontons

4 ingredients—super quick to prep and fry.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: Fried
Servings: 24 wontons


  • 1 8oz package cream cheese use full-fat for best results—keep cream cheese cold until ready to use
  • 1 medium shallot diced (or 2 small shallots)
  • 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 package wonton wrappers found in the freezer section of your grocery store
  • 1 egg


  • Defrost the wonton wrappers by setting on the counter at room temp for about 30 minutes.
  • In a medium bowl, using a spoon, stir together cream cheese, diced shallot and sugar until combined. 
  • In a small bowl, whisk up your egg with 1 Tbsp of water. Set nearby.
  • Place about 2 tsp of cream cheese mixture in the middle of each wonton. Dip your finger in the egg mixture and dab a little onto the center part of each side. Press opposing sides together and pinch in the center to enclose the cream cheese. 
  • Don't worry if they flop over a bit, they'll perk up when you fry them.
  • In a heavy-bottomed deep pan, pour 3-4 inches of vegetable oil. Heat on medium until 350°F, using a candy thermometer.
  • Once oil is hot, use a slotted spoon or frying spoon strainer to gently place 4-5 wontons in at a time and leave for about 1 minute until lightly browned. If they flip or turn, gently coax them so the points are up and the filling stays in.
  • Once cooked, remove wontons from the oil and place on a cooling rack with a cookie sheet or paper towels underneath to catch the dripping oil. 
  • Repeat with the remaining wontons until they're all fried. Watch your temperature as you fry and adjust your heat as needed to keep it close to 350°F. 
  • I like to serve immediately, but you can keep them in a warm oven up to 30 minutes to keep them hot for whenever you're ready to serve. Enjoy!!!!