This post is sponsored by the Ohio Pork Council.
These crispy air fryer pork wontons will blow your mind by easy they are to make! This healthier version of the popular asian appetizer is slightly spicy and deliciously savory on the inside while being beautifully golden brown and crunchy on the outside! These hearty little bites are a great finger food and perfect for sharing too!
Why you should make these crispy air fryer wontons:
Air fryer wontons are special because they’re both healthier and easier than traditional deep fried wontons. In my opinion, air fryer recipes are always so much easier than having the mess of deep frying in hot oil and of course, less greasy too!
Ingredients you’ll need for crispy pork wontons:
- Ground Pork
- Green onions
- Soy sauce
- Sesame oil
- Garlic chili sauce
- Thai Sweet chili sauce: for serving.
How to make the best pork wontons:
- Mix the filling.
- Form the wontons.
- Air fry until crispy and golden.
- Serve warm with your favorite dipping sauce!
I find these to be a fun activity for a rainy day:
If you are short on time, your best bet will always be to just air fry frozen wontons from the grocery store. Even though this recipe uses store-bought wonton wrappers to cut down on time, it is still tedious to shape them. You’ll get the hang of it once you made a few but be patient with the technique at first!
Here are the steps for folding and forming the wontons:
- Wet all edges of the wonton wrapper by dipping your index finger into a small bowl of water and running it over the edges.
- Place about a teaspoon of filling in the center of the wonton.
- Fold 2 opposite sides to meet each other. This will form a triangle shape.
- Using your index finger and thumb, seal the edges tightly. You don’t want any air left in the center of the wonton.
- Flip over the triangle and gently press the center inwards.
- Wet one of the corners that is facing upward then bring both ends together.
- Press to ensure the corners have adhered to each other.
- Repeat this process until all of the filling has been used.
Yes! You can replace the pork with tofu or whatever vegetable you like! Diced mushrooms and shredded cabbage would be a delicious accompaniment the carrots in this recipe.
This could be happening for two reasons. Number one being that you’ve over-filled the wonton wrappers. You only need about 1 teaspoon of filling per wanton. The second thing could be that you haven’t sealed them well. Make sure you are wetting the edges of the wrapper and really pressing out all of the excess air.
Wetting the edges of the wrapper makes it hold together and stick when you press the sides together to seal. You don’t need to soak the edges, just get them damp with a bit of water on your finger.
Sure! Just make as directed and instead of adding them to your air fryer, place them to boiling water for about 5 minutes.
Stores like Walmart, Target and your local grocery stores should carry them. I find mine at my local Kroger in the refrigerated plant based section. Some wonton wrappers are frozen so be sure to fully thaw to room temperature if you buy that kind! My favorite brand is Nasoya.
These are most crispy when they are enjoyed hot and straight out of the air fryer. If you want to reheat them, set them back in the air fryer for 3-5 minutes at 350 degrees F.
Each of these wrappers are the base of some delicious appetizers we all know and love but they have their differences. They are all made from the same basic dough, but their shapes and sizes vary. Egg roll wrappers are much larger than dumpling and wonton wrappers. For this recipe, I like using square wonton wrappers.
Air Fryer Pork Wontons
- 1 medium sized bowl
- 1 air fryer
- 1/2 lb ground pork
- 1 medium carrot peeled and shredded
- 3 green onions chopped
- 1 tbsp minced garlic
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 1 tsp garlic chili sauce
- 30 wonton wrappers I use store-bought Nasoya brand
- 1/3 cup thai sweet chili sauce
- Start by peeling and shredding the carrot and chopping the green onion.
- In a medium bowl, combine the ground pork with the carrot, green onion, garlic, soy sauce, sesame oil and garlic chili sauce.
- Mix well, then grab a small bowl of water and the wonton wrappers.
- Form the wontons. Start by dipping your finger into the water and placing a dab of water on the edges of the wonton. Then place about one teaspoon of the wonton filling into the center of the wonton.
- Fold one opposite corner to meet the other. This will form a triangle shape. Using your index finger and thumb, seal the edges tightly. You don't want any air left in the center of the wonton.
- Flip over the triangle and gently press the center inwards. Wet one of the corners that is facing upward then bring both ends together.
- Press to ensure the corners have adhered to each other. Repeat this process until all of the filling has been used.
- Place the formed wontons in the air fryer basket and give a light spray of olive oil if you have it. You want one single layer of wontons.
- Air fry at 400 for 8 minutes. Flip them, then air fry at 300 for 5 minutes. Times will differ depending on the air fryer so keep an eye on them.
- Once all sides are golden brown, transfer them to a plate and serve with chili garlic sauce.
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