Crispy Fried Wontons (Gieow Grob)

This recipe call Crispy Fried Wontons or Gieow Grob in Thai. A wonton is a type of dumpling commonly found in a number of Chinese cuisines. This fried wonton the filling is typically made of Minced pork or shrimp. In Thailand we serve fried wonton as a an appetizer and snack and you can find it easily in the street in Thailand day and night. This is a great recipe to cook for and with your kids.

  • 1/2 package wonton skin 
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil 
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce 
  • 1/2 cup ground pork or shrimp
  • 1 pinch ground pepper 
  • 1 clove garlic 
  • 2 sprigs cilantro (Optional)
  • Make sure you don't over stuff the wonton. 
  • The skin will get burned before the pork is cooked. 
For filling: 
  • Mince garlic and cilantro. 
  • Mix all ingredients together, except for the wonton skin and vegetable oil. 
To make the wonton:
  • put half a teaspoon of the filling in the middle of the skin. 
  • Pick up one corner and fold it to the diagonal corner. 
  • Pick up the 2 ends that have 45 degrees angle (the ones where the fold is) and wet them with a dab of water on you finger. 
  • Pinch the two corners together. You will want to prepare all of your wontons before frying them, so that you are not trying to manage both the hot oil and getting the wontons folded. 
  • Heat up the oil in a frying pan or wok at medium heat. 
  • To test when the oil is hot enough, stick a wooden chopstick in the oil. 
  • When the oil is ready the bubbles will come up from the chopstick. 
  • Fry the wonton until golden brown. 
  • Watch the heat carefully. 
  • Keep turning them to cook them all the way through. 
  • You may want to break open the first couple wontons to make sure that the centers get cooked. 
  • This recipe will make around 25-30 wontons. 
  • Serve hot with the sweet and sour sauce or plum sauce.