Looking for an easy vegan appetizer? These fried tofu wontons have been the perfect side dish to bring to parties because this recipe makes a TON. They are very easy to make and you will find yourself wanting to make them often! They are sure to be the star of the table at your next gathering.
We all love a good Chinese takeout dinner, right? The happiness when those little containers full of delicious and flavorful dishes arrive is real, but what if you could prepare these tasty meals at home? This super-easy fried wontons recipe is budget-friendly and packed with nutrients and flavors. This Veggie Chow Mein is also another favorite!
We know that eating deep-fried foods is something we shouldn’t do on a daily basis, but enjoying these treats sparingly is definitely okay. The truth is, these wontons get so deliciously crispy because of this cooking method.
As long as you’re usually eating a nice variety of colorful whole plant foods like veggies, fruits, legumes, nuts, and seeds, you can enjoy these treats occasionally without any worry.
Keep scrolling to the recipe card for the complete list of ingredients and recipe instructions!
Begin by mincing the onion and the carrot in a food processor.
Add the pressed tofu to a large bowl with the teriyaki and soy sauce. Marinate for 10 minutes.
Coat the bottom of a pan with oil and heat to medium-high. Add minced carrot, onion, tofu and any excess sauce to the skillet.
Then use a ladle to crush the tofu until it's crumbly. Constantly flip until the ground tofu mixture is thoroughly cooked. When finished cooking, let cool.
Once the mixture has cooled, apply 1 tablespoon of the mixture in the center of a wonton wrap. Fold the wrapper in half to form a triangle using a small amount of water to seal the tofu mixture in. Repeat as many times as necessary.
Finally, on medium-high heat, fry the wontons until both sides are lightly browned, set aside the finished wontons to cool.
Making these small pockets filled with veggie and tofu filling is not complicated at all. After preparing the filling, you need to apply 1 tablespoon of the mixture in the center of a wonton wrap. Fold the wrapper in half to form a triangle using a small amount of water to seal the tofu mixture in. Even if it sounds a bit tricky, be reassured that once you manage to fold one, you’ll be able to follow suit with the rest.
Once you’ve filled and folded all of your wonton sheets (this recipe yields about 50 pieces), you can start the frying process. Serve and enjoy!
In what aisle are wonton wrappers in the grocery store?
Since Wonton Wrappers are a form of dough, they are often found in the cold section near the dairy or even in the produce area of your local grocer.
How many crispy tofu wontons does this recipe make?
This recipe makes about 50 fried tofu wontons, making it perfect to share with others.
Can I make wontons in the air fryer?
Yes, you can definitely add these to your air fryer and cook them. Just make sure they are in a single layer and not overcrowded for best results.
Can I freeze homemade wontons?
They are great to freeze. To freeze the fried tofu wontons, place them on a plate or tray and then cover them loosely with plastic wrap. Place them in the freezer until completely frozen, about 1 hour. Once frozen, transfer them to a bag or airtight container.
These vegan wontons are perfect to pair with other appetizers or filling enough to enjoy by themselves. They are so tasty that you'll find yourself reaching for one after the other!
Photos by Alfonso Revilla
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