This shrimp appetizer is easily made by wrapping shrimp in wonton wrappers, then frying for a crispy-wonderful appetizer that is delicious served on its own, or with sweet sour sauce for dipping
Tip: To help shrimp lay flat instead of curled, make a cut along the back of the shrimp (as if you were butter-flying it). This will make wrapping easier.
- Place shrimp in a bowl and add the garlic, cilantro, fish , soy sauce, oyster sauce, brown sugar, and chili. Be sure the cilantro is finely chopped for the best taste.
- Toss well and set aside to marinate 10 minutes (or up to 30). Meanwhile, prepare your pan for frying. I like using a small frying-pan or wok, as this way less oil is needed (you want oil about 1 inch deep).
- Toss the shrimp once again before wrapping. To wrap, lay out the first wonton wrapper on the diagonal. Brush the entire surface with beaten egg, then position the shrimp horizontally across the center (with its tail sticking out past the left corner). Fold the right corner over the bottom of the shrimp, then bring up the bottom and tuck over. Roll quite tightly to finish and press firmly to seal.
- Place wrapped shrimp on a plate lightly dusted with cornstartch (to keep wrappers from sticking).
- Heat oil over medium-high heat. To test if oil is hot enough, dip one of the wrapped shrimp in - if it starts to sizzle and cook, the oil is ready. Fry the wrapped shrimp about 1 minute per side, or until light golden brown and crunchy. Once your first batch is frying, reduce heat to medium. Drain on paper towels or a clean kitchen towel.