The mini chefs try their hand at Chinese food and their beloved Chinese appetizer with their take on Restaurant Style Crispy Wonton Strips with Homemade Duck Sauce.

with Homemade Duck Sauce

We try not to eat out often but when we do Chinese food comes up very high on the list of eat out or take-out options. I think one of the reasons my boys enjoy Chinese food so much is because of the crispy wonton strips that usually accompany the meals. We embraced our love of Chinese food, and this tasty little appetizer, by making our very own Restaurant Style Crispy Wonton Strips with Homemade Duck Sauce.

We happened to be having a “take-out dinner made at home” kind of meal with my version of homemade Chinese food. So, to make it more authentic we decided to add crispy wonton strips and duck sauce to the menu. The problem was, we didn’t have any wonton strips or duck sauce on hand so we decided to make our own. If you are thinking to yourself, there’s no way I can make this, keep reading. It was so easy. Like unbelievably easy. Read on.

To begin, we grabbed a package of wonton wrappers and began cutting them into strips. I let my mini chefs handle this task by simply giving them a pizza cutter and telling them to cut in lines. Easy.

Crispy Wonton Strips

For the duck sauce, the mini chefs grated some fresh ginger, minced garlic, added apricot jam and a few other ingredients to the blender and before we knew it, we had homemade duck sauce. Even easier.

Crispy Wonton StripsNow,  here comes the “hard” part. We fried the wonton strips to make them crispy. I allowed my mini chef to help with this part, but keep in mind that he is very experienced in the kitchen.


If having your child work near hot oil makes you a little nervous than have your little one sit this part out. There’s plenty to do with this recipe so he/she will definitely feel like they contributed even if they don’t get to fry the strips.

Within about five minutes we had delicious Restaurant Style Crispy Wonton Strips with Homemade Duck Sauce to enjoy with our homemade Chines food. It doesn’t get much simpler than this and the crispy wonton strips and sauce really made the meal complete and gave it that true eat-in/take out feel.

Crispy Wonton Strips

Restaurant Style Crispy Wonton Strips with Homemade Duck Sauce

The perfect appetizer to accompany your favorite Chinese food.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Author: Linda Arceo


  • 1 package of wonton wrappers sliced into strips
  • oil for frying
  • salt
  • ¾ C all-natural apricot jam
  • 4 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • ½ tsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 medium cloves fresh minced garlic*
  • 1 tsp fresh minced ginger*
  • ½ tsp chili powder


  • WONTON STRIPS: Heat about 1 inch of oil in a large pan. Fry wonton strips in frying pan in small batches until golden brown. Drain on paper towel-lined plate. Sprinkle lightly with salt (optional)
  • DUCK SAUCE: Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until evenly combined. Pour into small dish and serve with wonton strips. Store unused portion in a container in the refrigerator.

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