Whiskey Glazed Fried Dumplings are a crispy, fried wonton dipped in a whiskey glaze! This appetizer recipe is going to steal the show at your next party!
If you’re looking for an appetizer to be the showstopper, the hit of the party…this is the one.
This fried wonton recipe with the turkey maple bacon filling is good enough. But then you go ahead and dip it in a whiskey glaze dipping sauce.
And then it’s over the top delicious.
Fried wontons are so party perfect because well, they’re fried. Most of us save our fried food items for parties since we’re not doing it every day and these fried wontons are no exception.
Leftover Turkey Recipe?
Totally. Swap out the ground turkey for leftover turkey and you’re good to go. Use about the same amount of leftover turkey (1 pound) and chop or shred the turkey.
Then add it to the rest of the ingredients for the filling and continue with the directions.
I know I use my whiskey glaze for a lot of recipes, like these turkey meatballs or my favorite – these whiskey wings. But as I’ve said before, you could put this sauce on a flip flop and it would make it taste amazing.
The filling for these fried wontons is made up of ground turkey, bacon, cream cheese and scallions with some maple syrup to tie it all together.
You could eat the filling straight out of the pan it’s so good…
If you’re going to substitute leftover turkey for the ground turkey, now is the time to add it in!
Can You Make This Fried Wonton Recipe Ahead Of Time?
There’s two ways you can make these appetizers ahead of time.
First way is to make them completely, fry them and let them drain and cool on paper towels. Then you can refrigerate the fried wontons and heat them up later in a 400 degree oven for 15-20 minutes.
Alternatively, you can fill the wontons as shown in the picture below, refrigerate them and then fry them just before you need them.
These Whiskey Glazed Fried Dumplings will only take about 2 minutes to crisp up in the oil so the frying doesn’t take too long at all.
No need to beak out a deep fryer either, just a deep pot filled only halfway with oil. Fry the wontons in batches so the pan doesn’t get too crowded and bring the oil temperature down.
That would result in not so crispy fried wontons.
Now grab your whiskey glaze and start dipping!
Glasses of whiskey for drinking on the side are totally optional.
But a good choice.
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These fried wontons are filled with ground turkey, cheese and bacon! This is also a perfect leftover turkey recipe!
- 1 12 oz. package square wonton wrappers
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 lb. ground turkey
- 1/2 cup cream cheese
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 6 strips bacon, cooked, cooled and chopped into small pieces (you can substitute 1 cup of bacon bits)
- 2 tablespoons real maple syrup
- 1/4 cup scallions, chopped
- 1 egg beaten with 2 teaspoons of water (egg wash)
- canola or vegetable oil for frying
For the Whiskey Glaze
- 6 cloves of garlic, minced or pushed through a garlic press
- 1 T. canola oil
- 1/2 c. water
- 3/4 c. pineapple juice
- 3/4 c. brown sugar
- 1/2 c. teriyaki sauce
- 1/2 c. Crown Royal Whiskey
- 1/2 – 1 t. cayenne pepper (depending on how spicy you like the glaze)
- 1 1/2 T. cornstarch mixed with 1 1/2 T. of water
- Add the oil to a large skillet over medium heat.
- Add the turkey and brown, breaking up with a spoon into small pieces.
- Season the turkey with the salt, pepper and garlic powder, then add the bacon, maple syrup, cream cheese and chopped scallions. Stir to combine and melt the cream cheese then remove from the heat.
- Place a heaping teaspoon of the filling in the center of a wonton wrapper.
- Brush the edges with egg wash and fold in half to form a triangle. Make sure the edges are sealed very well so that no filling leaks out when you fry them.
- Repeat with the remaining wontons.
- Heat a deep pot of oil (halfway filled) to 350 degrees, and preheat your oven to 250 degrees.
- Add a few dumplings at a time to the oil, depending on the size of your pot, and fry for two minutes until golden brown. Remove to a paper towel lined baking sheet to drain while you fry the rest of the dumplings.
- Remove the paper towel and place the dumplings in the warm oven while you make the whiskey glaze.
- Add the oil to a pot along with the minced garlic.
- Cook over medium heat for 30 seconds while stirring, then add the rest of the ingredients to the pot (except the cornstarch)
- Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer for 10 minutes.
- Pour the cornstarch mixture into the glaze and whisk to combine.
- Bring the glaze back to a boil to thicken then remove from the heat.
- Serve the dumplings warm with the whisky glaze on the side.
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