Crispy Fried Tofu Wontons

BY : PUBLISHED : April 29th, 2012 UPDATED: October 29th, 2021

From the author, Jenn Wong: These fried wontons have 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!

Skip The Takeout!

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.

Treat Yourself!

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.

Also, if you decide to do this in an air fryer instead, let us know how it goes!

Crispy fried tofu wontons on a white tray with dipping sauce.

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How to Prepare Crispy Fried Wontons?

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!

Photos by Alfonso Revilla

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Crispy Fried Tofu Wontons

Jenn Wong
Learn how to make your own crispy fried tofu wontons at home! Warning, you might never go back to take out!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Asian
Servings 50 wontons
Calories 27 kcal
DIET Vegan


  • ½ medium yellow onion
  • 1 small carrot
  • ½ block of extra firm tofu drained and pressed
  • ¼ cup of teriyaki sauce
  • ¼ cup of soy sauce
  • 1 50 count pack of wonton wraps
  • Oil for deep frying
  • Sweet and sour sauce for dipping optional


  • Mince 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • On medium-high heat, fry the wontons until both sides are lightly browned, set aside the finished wontons to cool.


Calories: 27kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 166mgPotassium: 23mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 168IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 6mgIron: 1mg
Keyword crispy wontons, homemade wontons, tofu, tofu wontons, vegan, vegan wontons, vegetarian
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