Crispy Wontons (Gau Gee)
A crispy, crunchy appetizer that usually disappears within the first few minutes of potluck.
Hawaii has also been influenced by the Chinese culture and thus wontons has become adopted to Hawaii’s food culture. It’s a common appetizer found in most local potlucks, restaurants, and Chinese restaurants. Try out this delightful crunchy snack.
To start off you’ll need ground pork, ginger, garlic, green onions, parsley, oyster sauce, shoyu (soy sauce), water chestnuts, salt, cornstarch, wonton wrapers, vegetable oil, and sweet chili sauce (dipping sauce).
Mix all of the ingredients together to create the filling for the wontons. Now begins the folding! There are about three different ways to fold a wonton. Triangle, rectangle, and I like to call it the rosebud.
With one hand holding the wonton wrapper, add in about 1 teaspoon of the filling to the center of the wrapper. Lightly wet the edges of the wrapper with water to help close the wrapper. Bring one edge to the other to make the rectangle fold. The triangle is similar except you bring one corner diagonally across. As for the rosebud, start off with the rectangle fold then face the open side to yourself and wet the left corner with water. Bring the right corner to the wet corner and press down on it. Use this method if you are running out of the filling. It deceivingly looks like there is a lot of the filling, but there really isn’t.
Heat up the vegetable oil over medium heat. Carefully add in the wonton wrappers and deep fry each side for 2-3 minutes. Take it out and place it on a paper towel covered plate. Serve it as an appetizer or side dish for a potluck. Enjoy!
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Crispy Wontons (Gau Gee)
- 1 lb ground pork
- 1/2 tsp ginger
- 1 tsp garlic
- 1/4 cup green onions
- 1/4 cup parsley
- 1 tbsp oyster sauce
- 1 tbsp shoyu (soy sauce)
- 1 can water chestnuts (optional)
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp cornstarch
- 1 package (14 oz) wonton wrappers
- oil canoloa/vegetable
- sweet chili sauce for dipping
- Prep the ginger, garlic, green onions, parsley, and water chestnuts by finely chopping it.
- Mix all the ingredients together with the ground pork.
- Hold one wonton wrapper in one hand and add in about one teaspoon of the filling. Lightly wet all edges of the wrapper with water. Fold one edge to the other and make sure there is no air in the wrapper. Fold until all of the filling and wrappers have been used.
- Heat oil over medium heat. Carefully add in the wonton wrappers. Deep fry each side for 2-3 minutes. Take it out and place in on a plated lined with paper towel. Serve as an appetizer or side dish. Enjoy!