Chinese pork dumplings

    55 min

    A simple and easy taste of China. Boiling or steaming these is great method, but frying them for a beautifully crispy outer layer and a moist inside is even better. Enjoy!

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    Makes: 25 dumplings

    • 500g minced pork (not extra lean)
    • 1 teaspoon crushed garlic
    • 5 spring onions, chopped (separate green part for garnish)
    • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
    • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
    • 1 tablespoon white rice wine vinegar
    • 2 teaspoons sugar
    • 2 teaspoons salt
    • 1 pinch black pepper
    • 25 dumpling wrappers
    • oil for frying
    • sesame seeds, for garnish

    Prep:35min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. In a bowl, break the pork up with a fork, combining with the garlic, whites of the spring onion, soy sauce, sesame oil, vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper.
    2. Lay out your Chinese dumpling wrappers and place around 1 1/2 teaspoons of the pork mixture in the centre of each wrapper; I advise doing 5 at a time, keeping the remaining dumpling wrappers under a damp cloth to keep from drying out. Wet the edges with your finger and fold them so they look like a mini Cornish pasty, securing the pork mixture fully inside.
    3. Begin heating some oil in a pan, covering the whole of the pan base (olive or vegetable oil works perfectly). Fry up your Chinese pork dumplings on a low heat so the centre cooks without burning the outer layer. Fry them for approximately 3 minutes on the base and 3 minutes on each side of the 'pasty' shaped dumpling.
    4. Make sure they are cooked all the way through and lightly golden on the outside; they should be nice and crispy on the outer layer. Pat them dry with a paper towel to get rid of excess oil and serve with sweet chilli sauce and soy sauce for dipping. Garnish with sesame seeds and the green part of the chopped spring onion.


    Using 'non-lean' pork helps lubricate the centre and keep it from drying out too much

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