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Air Fryer Wontons Recipe

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Air Fryer Wontons

Air fryer wontons are a delicious and easy way to enjoy a popular appetizer right in your own home. You can make crispy and crunchy wontons with a savory shrimp and pork filling, or even a simple cream cheese filling. With the help of an air fryer, your wontons will turn out perfectly golden without the need for much oil.

Air fryer wontons are great for both appetizers and snacks. Serve them with a tasty dipping sauce like sweet chili or soy sauce. Not only are they quick to prepare, but they’re also a hit at parties and family gatherings.

Exact Ingredients (+ Possible Substitutes)

Main Filling Ingredients:

  • Ground Pork or Beef: For a tender filling, use ground pork. You can substitute with ground beef if you prefer.
  • Shrimp: Adds a sweet and juicy texture. If allergic, you can simply omit it.
  • Green Onions (Scallions): These add a fresh, mild flavor. You can use chives as an alternative.
  • Soy Sauce: Vital for that umami taste. Tamari can be used if you need a gluten-free option.
  • Sesame Oil: Adds a nutty flavor. Peanut oil is a good substitute.
  • Cornstarch: Helps bind the mixture. You can use flour as a replacement.
  • Salt and Pepper: Basic seasoning that enhances the overall taste.
  • Garlic and Ginger: Freshly minced provides the best flavor. Garlic powder and ground ginger are the alternatives.

Wonton Wrappers:

  • Wonton Wrappers: These can be found in the refrigerated section of most grocery stores. If you don’t have these, you can use dumpling or gyoza wrappers.

Flavor Enhancers:

  • Garlic Powder: Adds subtle flavor. Use fresh garlic if preferred.
  • Onion Powder: Boosts the savory taste. Fresh onions can substitute here.
  • Chinese 5 Spice: Gives a unique, rich flavor to the wontons. You can skip it if you can’t find it.

Coating Oils:

  • Olive Oil Spray or Pastry Brush with Oil: Lightly coat the wontons for extra crispiness. You can use any vegetable oil like avocado, coconut, or sunflower oil.

Dipping Water:

  • Water: Keep a small bowl nearby to help seal your wonton wrappers.

Using these ingredients, your air fryer wontons will be tasty and crisp. Feel free to swap out similar ingredients to suit your diet and preferences.

Instructions

Making the Filling

  1. In a medium bowl, mix together:

    • 250g minced meat (pork or shrimp)
    • 10g ginger and onion water
    • 1g salt
    • 8g oyster sauce
    • 2g white pepper powder

  2. Stir well, but don’t overmix to keep the texture.


Preparing the Wontons

  1. Lay one wonton wrapper on your work surface.
  2. Add 1 teaspoon of filling to the center.
  3. Lightly brush the edges with water.
  4. Fold two opposite corners toward the center to form a triangle or any shape you like.

Cooking in the Air Fryer

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Place wontons in a single layer in the basket, leaving space between them.
  3. Spray with cooking oil spray.

Air Frying

  1. Cook for 6-8 minutes or until crispy and golden brown.
  2. Shake the basket halfway through for even cooking.
  3. If needed, spritz again with oil spray.

Repeat these steps until all wontons are cooked.

Tips, Tricks & Storing

Tips & Tricks


  • Use Fresh Ingredients: For the best flavor, use fresh shrimp, pork, and vegetables. Fresh ingredients help make your wontons tasty and less soggy.



  • Don’t Overfill: Adding too much filling can cause the wontons to burst. Stick to about 1 teaspoon of filling per wrapper.



  • Seal Properly: Lightly brush the edges with water and press firmly to seal. This keeps the filling inside during cooking.



  • Preheat the Air Fryer: Always preheat your air fryer for even cooking and crispier wontons. Aim for a preheat temperature of around 375°F.



  • Single Layer Cooking: Arrange wontons in a single layer, making sure they don’t touch. This helps them cook evenly and get crispy all over.



  • Flip Halfway: Turn the wontons halfway through cooking and spray with a bit more oil. This ensures both sides become golden brown.


Storing


  • Refrigeration: Place leftover wontons in an airtight container. They can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days. Reheat them in the air fryer at 350°F for 3-4 minutes to retain crispiness.



  • Freezing: Lay uncooked wontons on a baking sheet and freeze them until solid. Transfer to a zip-lock bag, and they can be frozen for up to 2 months. Cook from frozen at 375°F for about 10-12 minutes, no need to thaw.


Using these tips, you’ll make and store delicious, crispy air fryer wontons every time!

Recipe Variations & Serving Suggestions

Experiment with different fillings for your air fryer wontons. You can use pork and shrimp, minced chicken, or even a vegetarian mix of mushrooms and tofu.

Another idea is to try different seasoning blends. Adding a bit of Chinese 5 Spice or even a touch of curry powder can change the flavor profile dramatically.

You might like to serve these wontons with dipping sauces. Sweet chili sauce, soy sauce, or a spicy mustard sauce are great choices.

For a party platter, consider pairing your wontons with sushi rolls, spring rolls, or dumplings. This combination adds variety and makes a fantastic appetizer selection.

If you want a healthier version, you can fill your wontons with cream cheese and chopped spinach. This gives a creamy texture without being too heavy.

Try using different types of oils when air frying. Olive oil, coconut oil, or sesame oil can each impart a unique taste.

To get a golden brown and crispy finish, make sure to spray the wontons lightly with oil before air frying.

For added crunch, sprinkle a bit of sesame seeds on top before cooking.

Enjoy your air fryer wontons as a snack or side dish. They make a delightful addition to any meal!

Benjamin Happy Muncher

Hi, I'm Benjamin. I love cooking, long walks, and my girlfriend! Here you’ll find simple and delicious recipes that you can make in 30 minutes or less.