Thai Style Fried Wonton
You may be wondering what makes a Thai wonton different from ordinary Chinese wontons. Like many foods that make up modern Thai cuisine, these wontons have been adapted from their Chinese cousins. In this recipe we infuse the filling with the distinct Thai flavors of lemongrass, kaffir lime leaf, coriander root, and garlic, and serve them with a sweet, sour, and slightly spicy dipping sauce.
Yield: about 50
Prep time: 15 Minutes
Cooking time: 7 Minutes
Ready in: Less than 30 Minutes
For the Thai Style Fried Wonton
- 400 grams Ground Chicken or Pork
- 1 teaspoon Lemon grass
- 1 teaspoon Kaffir Lime leaves
- 1 teaspoon Coriander Root
- 1 teaspoon Garlic
- 1 teaspoon Green onion
- 1 teaspoon Tapioca Starch
- 1/4 teaspoon finely ground White Pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon Fish Sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon Sesame oil
- 50 Wonton wrappers
- 1 liter Vegetable Oil
For the Dipping Sauce
- 3 Tablespoons Sweet and Spicy Dipping Sauce
- 2 Tablespoons fresh Lime juice
- 1/2 teaspoon White Sesame Seed
- 2 teaspoons Coriander / Cilantro Leaves
(cut cilantro leaves)
1) Grind the lemongrass, kaffir lime leaf, coriander root, garlic, and green onion into a fine herb paste.
2) Add the herb paste to the ground chicken together with tapioca starch, white pepper, fish sauce, and sesame oil. Mix it all up very well.
3) Fill the wonton wrappers with 1 teaspoon of filling and fold them tightly.
4) Deep-fry on low heat for about 5 - 7 minutes.
5) Serve with a dipping sauce made from Thai sweet chili sauce, lime juice, sesame seed, and cilantro.
For more detailed information and a free video lesson, visit this web page: ThaiCookbook.tv/?rid=110