Panda Express Cream Cheese Wontons are a tasty side dish available at Panda Express. I like how they don’t pretend these are Crab Ragoon. These are the creamy and crunch wontons you would often find at your favorite Chinese Food Buffet. With just a couple of ingredients you can be making a whole batch of similar cream cheese wontons in no time.
These Cream Cheese wontons are tasty, and very simple to make. You need some cream cheese, sliced green onions, wonton wrappers, your favorite sweet and sour sauce, and some cooking oil or shortening. I made mine with shortening because I personally think you get a crispier fry when you use shortening. If you have plain vegetable oil, corn oil, or sunflower oil, all of these will work well. I have never tried deep frying in olive oil, and since it is so expensive, it is unlikely that I will try to do that anytime soon.
I love these little puffs. I just love biting into the savory filling, and dipping this into a sweet and sour sauce. When ever I go to the Panda Express for me, this is a must have menu item. You don’t to stop here, you could also fill these with left over taco meat for taco wontons, a little bit of spaghetti sauce and mozzarella cheese, the possibilities really are endless. These are simple to make and inexpensive, and we will save the crab puffs for another time.
Panda Express Cream Cheese Wontons/Puffs
You can enjoy biting into a creamy and crunchy wonton made from your own kitchen. Enjoy Panda Express Cream Cheese Wontons at home.
- 1 8 ounce package cream cheese - softened
- 1 1/2 tablespoons scallions sliced thin
- Wonton wrappers
Heat enough vegetable shortening or cooking oil to fill 2 to 3 inches in a medium sized cooking pot. If you have an electric fryer, you can use your electric fryer. Cream together cream cheese and scallions together. If desired a touch of garlic powder may be added for additional flavor. Spoon approximately 1 teaspoon of cream cheese mixture into wonton, and fold wonton.
Fold wonton by brushing a little water over all of the edges of the wonton skin. Fold wonton diagonally unto a triangle. Be sure to seal all of the edges completely, this will keep the filling from running out of the wonton when being cooked. Next take the two furthest ends and press and twist those together. You may need to tack together the two end pieces by adding a little water.
When the oil is heated, you can use a thermometer and test to see that it is 350 degrees, or you may test with a small piece of wonton skin. If the wonton skin bubbles immediately when dropped into the hot oil, it is ready. Drop only 4 or 5 pieces into the hot oil. After about 1 minute the wonton will begin to brown, it will now brown rapidly, so be carefule to remove it when it is lightly browned. If your oil is shallow, you may need to flip over the wonton before serving.Print Recipe