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Mexican Wontons Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Mexican Wontons

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"These are crispy, cheese-filled appetizers. They can be prepared ahead of time and reheated in the oven until they sizzle before serving. Serve with salsa."

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Original recipe makes 10 to 15 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    20 mins


  1. Place 1 to 2 teaspoons of shredded cheese into the center of each wonton skin. Fold the top and bottom corners in toward each other and roll it up like a little egg roll. You will have to seal the wonton with a little water where the ends meet.
  2. Heat oil in a deep pot to 365 degrees F (180 degrees C). Fry the wontons two or three at a time. Drain on paper towels. Serve immediately.
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  • Editor's Note
  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 16, 2006

I just folded into triangles and sealed. I fried one to taste then decided it needed a little something so mixed the pepper jack with cream cheese, a touch of garlic powder and a drained can of chopped green chili peppers, were much more exciting to eat with the additions.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 17, 2010

These were great right out of the pan. I did as she suggested and made some ahead of time and then put them in the oven later. They turned out horrible! I will never make these ahead of time again.I will however make these to serve right away as they were delicious fresh made.

Mar 21, 2007

I love making cheese sticks using wonton wrappers. It gives them a different taste and texture. I usually buy cheese bricks when they are on sale and make huge batches of these and keep them on hand in the freezer. Reheat at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes and they will turn out crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside as though you had just made them fresh! Serve with any sauce you like, salsa, spaghetti sauce, pesto, cocktail, etc.

Dec 17, 2008

Mmm, Tasty! Made these for a christmas party and they didn't last long. I used cubes of pepperjack cheese instead of shredded.

Oct 22, 2009

Any version of fried cheese is great in my book, but these become to die for if you add some cooked ground taco meat. If you seal them in a triangle shape, you can get the most filling in them.

Nov 03, 2005

I added taco meat to the cheese, and it was very good.

Dec 03, 2010

I like these with shredded fajita meat, diced green chilis and regular jack cheese. DO NOT OVERFILL the won ton. I make pot stickers all the time; if you have to stretch the wrapper over the filling - it's going to leak. Dip your finger into a bowl of cold water, outline two edges of the won ton on two sides, and flip the corners together to fold a triangle and gently pinch the side together. Dip in some guacamole, pico de gallo or if you want an immediate heart attack, more queso.

Jan 25, 2004

These were really good. Definately serve them with some salsa or dip. They are kind of plain alone.


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  • Calories
  • 240 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 18.7 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 40 mg
  • 13%
  • Fat
  • 13.4 g
  • 21%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 10.4 g
  • 21%
  • Sodium
  • 385 mg
  • 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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