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Crispy Gau Gee

Crispy Wontons (Gau Gee)

It's a common appetizer found in most local potlucks, restaurants, and Chinese restaurants. Try out this delightful crunchy snack.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Chinese, Hawaiian


  • Fryer


  • 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!
Keyword crispy, deep fry, dumpling, fry, oil