Deep-Fried Pork Wontons

Fried Pork Wontons

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This recipe features pork, garlic, ginger, and more, and these crispy dumplings make a lovely snack or appetizer recipe. They are easy to make and you are sure to impress your family or dinner guests if you make this simple dish.


  • 16 oz (450g) pork tenderloin
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger root
  • 3 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 chopped green onion
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 12 oz (340g) square wonton wrappers
  • 2 quarts (2 liters) peanut oil
  • 1 beaten egg white
  • Soy sauce, as needed
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste


  1. Cut the meat into 1 inch (2.5 cm) cubes.
  2. Combine it with the garlic, green onion, sesame oil, ginger, lime juice, crushed red pepper, and soy sauce in a food processor.
  3. Season the mixture with salt and pepper.
  4. Pulse until the meat is minced to the consistency of ground beef.
  5. Separate the wrappers and lay them out on a clean surface.
  6. Spoon 1 tablespoon of the filling mixture into the middle of each one.
  7. Moisten the edges of the wrappers with water, fold over the filling to form a triangle, and press together to seal.
  8. Brush each one with egg white.
  9. Pour the peanut oil into a large pot and preheat to 365 degrees F (185 degrees C).
  10. Gently drop the wontons into the hot oil and cook until golden brown, about 5 minutes.
  11. Remove to paper towels to drain.