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Crispy Crunchy Air Fryer Wontons

Air Fryer Wontons are crispy, delicious, and totally addictive. They’re filled with a savory mix of shrimp and pork that is perfectly seasoned.

Low angle shot of air fryer wontons on a rectangular white plate with a small bowl of dipping sauce

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My family loves crispy fried wontons. They’re plump with a pork and shrimp filling that has been seasoned with soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and other seasonings. And their wrappers become crispy and irresistible when fried in oil.

I love fried wontons. They are super delicious, but I don’t always want to deal with deep frying. That’s where these air fryer wontons come in.

Air Fryer Wontons have the same succulent filling and crispy, crunchy outer shell as the deep fried version. But making them is easier and less messy. And because they only use a little bit of oil, they’re lighter and healthier, too.

Simply put, I love making wontons in the air fryer. And my family loves eating my air fried wontons. Win win!

Low angle shot of the cooked wontons on a rectangular white plate with chili sauce in a dipping bowl.

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What ingredients do you need?

The ingredients you need to make the air fryer wontons are the same as for regular deep fried wontons. They are all easily found in your regular supermarket, even the wonton wrappers.

  • Ground pork
  • Shrimp
  • Scallions
  • Soy sauce
  • Sesame oil
  • Cornstarch
  • White pepper
  • Fresh ginger
  • Garlic
  • Wonton wrappers (you’ll usually find these in the produce department at the supermarket)
  • Cooking oil for spraying or brushing
  • Thai sweet chili sauce for dipping (optional)
Photo collage showing the steps for filling and shaping the wontons

How do you make air fryer wontons?

Making these pork and shrimp air fryer wontons is easy.

  1. First, mix the filling ingredients together.
  2. Next place a spoonful of the filling on a wrapper and then fold the wrapper over to make a triangle. Brush a little water on the edge with your fingertip to help seal it up.
  3. Hold the two tips of the triangle’s long side and bring them together, making a crease or dent in the filled part of the dumpling to help the points come together. Use a dab of water on the points to seal them to each other.
  4. Repeat with the remaining wrappers and filling.
  5. Spray or brush the filled wontons all over with oil and place them in the air fryer. I like to put a perforated parchment paper sheet in the air fryer first because it prevents sticking and makes cleanup super easy. This step is totally optional, though.
  6. Cook the wontons in the air fryer on 370ºF for 5 minutes. Open the air fryer, turn each wonton over, and cook for another 4 to 5 minutes on 370ºF until the wontons are golden brown all over and nice and crisp.
  7. Serve immediately.
Overhead shot of the uncooked wontons in the air fryer basket

What do you serve with them?

You can serve these air fried wontons as an appetizer with a bowl of Thai sweet chili sauce for dipping.

If you want to serve these wontons as a main dish, just add a vegetable or two. I often serve them with sauteed spinach with sesame dressing, steamed broccoli, or a salad with miso dressing.

Wontons in the air fryer basket after cooking, shot from overhead.

What kitchen tools do you need?

I use this GoWise 5.8-Quart Air Fryer and love it. There are lots of great choices of air fryers available, including basket style like mine or oven style.

I also like to use a perforated parchment paper liner for the air fryer to make cleanup easy. This is totally optional.

I use an oil mister to spritz the wontons all over with oil. This Evo oil mister is the best one I’ve found. You can also use a pastry brush to brush the oil on if you prefer.

You can use a nonstick cooking spray, as well. Be careful with this, though, if you use an air fryer with a nonstick basket. There is an additive in nonstick spray oils that will cause the nonstick coating of your basket to deteriorate over time.

overhead shot of the wontons on a rectangular white plate

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Yield: Makes about 30 wontons

Air Fryer Wontons

low angle shot of the wontons after being cooked in the air fryer

Filled with a savory mixture of shrimp and ground pork and cooked to perfection in an air fryer, these Air Fryer Wontons are crispy, delicious, and totally addictive.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • ¾ pound ground pork
  • ½ pound peeled and deveined shrimp, finely chopped
  • 4 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 12-ounce package square wonton wrappers
  • Oil for brushing or spraying
  • Thai sweet chili sauce for dipping

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, combine the pork, shrimp, scallions, soy sauce, sesame oil, cornstarch, salt, pepper, ginger, and garlic and mix well.
  2. Working with one wonton wrapper at a time, lightly brush the edges of two adjacent sides of the wrapper with water and place about 1 teaspoon of the filling in the center. Fold over one corner of the wrapper so that the two moistened sides come together with the two unmoistened sides, creating a triangle. Press the sides together to seal. Then, holding the corners of the long side of the triangle and bring them together to form the traditional purse shape, using a bit of water to seal the corners to each other.
  3. Repeat with the remaining wrappers and filling.
  4. Spray or brush the wontons with oil and place them in the air fryer (I use a perforated parchment sheet on the bottom to prevent sticking).
  5. Air fry at 370 for about 7 minutes. Flip the wontons over and air fry for 5 to 7 minutes longer, until golden brown and crisp.
  6. Serve immediately, with a side of sweet chili sauce if desired.

Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 303Total Fat 16gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 10gCholesterol 213mgSodium 1090mgCarbohydrates 5gFiber 0gSugar 2gProtein 32g

Nutrient values are estimates only. Variations may occur due to product availability and manner of food preparation. Nutrition may vary based on methods of preparation, origin, freshness of ingredients, and other factors.

1 thought on “Crispy Crunchy Air Fryer Wontons”

  1. I love these wontons and been enjoying these a lot! The best thing, they’re so easy to make and can be done in an air fryer but still deliver the best result. Yum!

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