Saturday, August 11, 2012

Chinese Pork Dumplings Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped Chinese chives
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon chile-garlic sauce (such as Sriracha®)
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped Chinese chives
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 50 dumpling wrappers
  • 1 cup vegetable oil for frying
  • 1 quart water, or more as needed

Directions

  1. Combine 1/2 cup soy sauce, rice vinegar, 1 tablespoon chives, sesame seeds, and chile sauce in a small bowl. Set aside.
  2. Mix pork, garlic, egg, 2 tablespoons chives, soy sauce, sesame oil, and ginger in a large bowl until thoroughly combined. Place a dumpling wrapper on a lightly floured work surface and spoon about 1 tablespoon of the filling in the middle. Wet the edge with a little water and crimp together forming small pleats to seal the dumpling. Repeat with remaining dumpling wrappers and filling.
  3. Heat 1 to 2 tablespoons vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Place 8 to 10 dumplings in the pan and cook until browned, about 2 minutes per side. Pour in 1 cup of water, cover and cook until the dumplings are tender and the pork is cooked through, about 5 minutes. Repeat for remaining dumplings. Serve with soy sauce mixture for dipping.