Crispy Fried Tofu Wontons

  • Yield : 100+
  • Servings : 10
  • Prep Time : 1:30 h
  • Cook Time : 60m
  • Ready In : 20m

I adapted this recipe from an old friend’s. ┬áIt’s been the perfect side dish to bring to parties because this recipe makes a TON.

I consider it a blessing I don’t make these as often as I used to cause I would find myself gorging on these suckers relentlessly. Let me know what you think of them. Cheers!


  • 1 yellow onion
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 block of firm or extra firm tofu
  • 1/2 cup of teriyaki sauce
  • 1/8 cup soy sauce
  • 2 packs of (50 count) wonton wraps
  • oil for frying and deep frying
  • Sweet and sour sauce for dipping (optional)


Step 1

Mince the onion and the carrot in a food processor.

Step 2

Drain/press tofu, add teriyaki & soy sauce. Marinate for 5-10 minutes.

Step 3

Coat the bottom of a pan with oil and heat medium-high. Add minced carrot, onion, tofu and any excess sauce to the skillet.

Step 4

Using a ladle, crush the tofu until it's crumbly. Constantly flip until the ground tofu mixture is thoroughly cooked. When finished cooking, let cool.

Step 5

Once mixture has cooled, apply 1 teaspoon 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. (You can leave it as a triangle and start frying or you may fold it like the pictures above) Repeat as many times necessary.

Step 6

On medium-high heat, fry the wontons until both sides are lightly browned, set aside the finished wontons to cool, and enjoy!

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Comments (11)

  1. posted by Honor on June 11, 2012

    Made these last night and served them with homemade plum sauce. Delicious! Thanks for the recipe, Jenn!

  2. posted by Tyler on June 14, 2012

    I was wondering what brand wonton wrappers you use?

  3. posted by Toni on July 1, 2012

    Candice and I made these and they are amazing!

  4. posted by KellyKat on November 4, 2012

    I’d love to try these out, but I’ve been searching for vegan wonton wrappers forever!

  5. posted by Linda Zaworski on November 6, 2012

    Absolutely delicious!! I used the low sodium terriyaki sauce and baked mine instead of frying them and my husband keeps snacking on them every time he walks by the oven as they are trying to cool.

    • posted by MARISA SINGH on November 17, 2017

      How long did you bake it for in the oven?

  6. posted by SueK on March 31, 2013

    The only place I can find “vegan” wonton wrappers is a Chinese market…….most of the regular grocery stores only carry wrappers that contain egg. And I pan fry or steam my wontons…….but I will be trying them with this filling….;)

  7. posted by Toni on August 8, 2013

    I buy my vegan wonton wrappers at my local Japanese market. They are less than $2 for 100 wrappers.

  8. posted by Marji on August 12, 2013

    Assisted in the making and consumption of these yesterday. Really delicious. This is a recipe best used for a group cooking session with folks putting the wontons together and someone cooking them up.

  9. posted by kaleidoscope spirits on April 10, 2015

    I thought plant base was no oil?

  10. posted by Quincy Holmes on June 9, 2017

    This was such a good recipe!!! So easy as well.


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