Healthier Airfryer Veggie Wontons
A recipe for airfryer vegetable wontons that require less oil than normal deep fried wontons making them a healthier option to take out.
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A few months back my Mother in Law sent us this Air Fryer for our anniversary. She stumbled upon one after the craze of them broke out at the start of the year and after one use, she was hooked. Needless to say, I fell into the same hole as she did. It has been my favorite kitchen gadget since.
If you don't know an Air Fryer is a healthier was to fry food. It uses super hot air to dry out the exterior of your food to give it the crisp texture of fried food. Just a lot less oil! We've had fantastic success with our Air Fryer and it's really pushed us to eat out less. Not everything works perfectly because there are just somethings that need large amounts of oil to fry it but most things do great. We do french fries, fried pickles, and even bone in chicken.
Lately though I have been loving making some of our favorite chinese take out dishes. Fried wontons have always been top 3 must order for take out. Something about their crunch and various fillings always get me right in the food feels. Since I wanted to keep with the theme of healthy I knew I wanted to ditch the cream cheese and make a spicy veggie feeling to go in them. Oh man, was that a fantastic idea! These wontons are crunchy, spicy, and packed full of vegetable goodness. I'm not sure I'll order our wontons again!
To make these you'll start by grating carrots, cabbage, and onion. Finely chop some mushrooms and red bell pepper. To a hot pan on medium heat add all of your vegetables and let them cook. Let them cook down until you've cook the moisture out of the onions and mushrooms. Once the moisture has cooked out of the pan turn off the heat. Stir in a tablespoon of chili sauce, garlic powder, white pepper, and a pinch of salt.
Taking your wonton wrappers you'll add to the middle of the wrapper one tablespoon of the vegetable filling. Then you'll you'll dip your finger in water and rub it over the top half of the square. Gentle fold over the bottom half of the wonton and slightly off set it to the top half. Press down the sides to seal it. Taking more water to your finger you'll add water to the bottom corners of your wonton. Slowly fold your wonton in half and bring the bottom corners together allowing one side to overlap and seal to the other. Repeat 29 more time.
I like to pre-heat the fryer even though it's not usually suggested. I just have better frying success doing so. To do so set your Air Fryer to 320 degrees and let it run for 3 minutes. Give your wontons a spritz of olive oil, I like this brand best. When your Air Fryer has preheated add them to the basket and let cook at 320 degrees for 6 minutes. When done they should be golden brown and have formed air pockets in the wonton shells. Let cool and serve with duck sauce or low sodium soy!
- 30 Wonton Wrapper
- 3/4 cup Grated Savory Cabbage
- 1/2 cup Grated White Onion
- 1/2 cup Grated Carrot
- 3/4 cup Finely Chopped Mushroom
- 1/4 cup Finely Chopped Red Pepper
- 1 Tablepsoon Chili Sauce
- 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 1/2 teaspoon White Pepper
- Pinch of Salt
- 1/4 cup Water (for sealing wontons)
- Spray Olive Oil
I love making take out recipes at home. I know that sort of beats the point of take out but it makes me feel fancy when I can cook resturant quality foods. We've been also doing a lot of pizza lately but that's been my husband's adventure. Maybe I should let him guest post that one..what do you think?
So let me know down below, do you have an air fryer or would you consider getting one? Do you want to see more airfryer recipes because I'd love an excuse to keep using it! Give me all your thoughts down below!