Leftover Edition: Deep fried Pork and Shrimps wontons

Last week, I made Pork and shrimps potstickers and as always I was left with a surplus of filling. Since I wasn’t planning to use the filling in the day that followed, I put it a freezer bag and store it in the freezer. And I forgot about it. Well, almost forgot about it. Since we were having friends coming over, I had to come up with ideas for appetizers to entertain my guests. I wanted to do something that looked fancy but wouldn’t require a lot of time to make or money to invest. So I thought to myself “Hmm why not just use the rest of the filling and deep fry some wontons with it?”

And it turned out to be a wonderful idea because it was simple and I had all the ingredients necessary to make this dish at home. It’s always a great thing to store in the freezer extra uncooked foods you have prepared until the moment you are ready to cook them. For the filling I had in store, I was able to make 20 wontons.

Deep fried Pork and Shrimps wontons

Deep fried Pork and Shrimps wontons

Before the guests arrived, I just threw them in the deep fryer at 375° F and cooked them for 4-5 minutes or until they are golden brown.

Prep: 20 min                       Cook: 15 min                       5-6 Servings


Leftover of uncooked potstickers’ filling

Wonton wraps

For the dipping sauce, you will need:

2 tablespoons of Ground chili paste (I used the Sambal Oelek one)

4 tablespoons of soy sauce

1 tablespoon of Hoisin sauce

1 tablespoon of Oster sauce

Juice of one lime

2 teaspoons of honey

1 teaspoons of Fish sauce

1 clove of Garlic, finely chopped



Wrap the wontons with the filling then deep fry them at 375° F until they are golden brown. Remove the wontons from the oil and let them rest on a paper towel in order to remove the excess oil.

In a mixing bowl, mix all the ingredients for the sauce together. Transfer in the sauce in a serving container and serve it with the deep fried pork and shrimp wontons.

And Bon Appétit!


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