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1 hr 20 mins
I used to love this Chinese-restaurant appetizer so much that my mother reverse-engineered the recipe. These dumplings have an interesting taste and are great for parties. They also freeze well. Hope you enjoy them--it's worth the work involved.
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for dumpling dough
- 1/2 lb ground pork
- 2 scallions, finely chopped
- 1 (1 inch) piece fresh ginger, finely-chopped
- 1/4 cup peas (thawed if frozen)
- 1 teaspoon chili pepper flakes (optional)
- 1Mix ingredients for dipping sauce and set aside.
- 2Lightly oil a large bowl.
- 3Put the flour and salt in another large bowl, piled up.
- 4Make a dent in the top of the pile, and crack the egg into it.
- 5Mix the egg into the flour.
- 6Add enough water to the mixture to make a thick dough.
- 7The consistency should be like bread dough.
- 8In any case, don't add too much water--it shouldn't be like batter at all!
- 9Turn the dough out onto the flour-dusted counter, and form into a ball.
- 10(It helps to flour your hands first).
- 11Place the dough into the oiled bowl and cover with plastic wrap (cellofane).
- 12Let stand 1 hour.
- 13Meanwhile mix all ingredients for filling and place in the fridge.
- 14Next, remove dough and place on flour-dusted counter (or work surface).
- 15Knead a bit and flatten until very thin (but not see-through or falling apart).
- 16Using a large, round cookie-cutter (or bottom of coffee can or top of glass) cut three-inch rounds.
- 17Don't place them on top of each other, as they could stick together!
- 18Knead the leftover pieces together again and cut more rounds until there's no dough left.
- 19Spoon a bit of the filling into the center of each round and fold in half (to make a semi-circle shape).
- 20Seal edges with a bit of water, and use tongs of a fork to decorate the edge.
- 21To prepare, either steam the dumplings (if you have a steamer) for 15 mins, or boil for 10 mins.
- 22If you boil, add some oil to the water and don't overcrowd the pan--make them in batches.
- 23If you like, you can fry the dumplings in a skillet or wok to brown them before serving.
- 24Handle gently!
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Nutritional Facts for Chinese Steamed Dumplings with Dipping Sauce
Serving Size: 1 (666 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 119.0
- Calories from Fat 32
- Total Fat 3.6 g
- Saturated Fat 1.3 g
- Cholesterol 28.3 mg
- Sodium 228.0 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 14.6 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.6 g
- Sugars 1.4 g
- Protein 6.4 g
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