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fried dumplings

Fried Dumplings

Ingredients Ingredients

ingredients:

  • 5 1/4 ounces ground pork
  • 1 ounce nira (garlic chives)
  • 3 ounces napa cabbage
  • (Chinese cabbage) or cabbage
  • 25 fresh dumpling wrappers
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • a little salt
  • a little pepper
  • 1 tablespoon salad oil
  • 1/2 cup water

dipping sauce:

Step 1

step 1:

Chop the napa cabbage (Chinese cabbage) or cabbage. Chop the nira (garlic chives).

Step 2

step 2:

Mix the ground pork, chopped vegetables, soy sauce, salt and pepper very well in a big bowl.

Step 3

step 3:

If fresh dumpling wrappers are not easily available, refer to “How to Make Dumpling Wrappers”. Place the 25 fresh dumpling wrappers on a large platter. Put a spoonful of the mixture on each wrapper.

Step 4

step 4:

Fold each wrapper over the mixture and, with your thumbs, make some folds on only one side of the wrapper.

Step 5

step 5:

This picture shows how the dumplings should look.

Step 6

step 6:

Pour the salad oil into a frying pan or a portable electric griddle. Place the dumplings into this and gradually pour the water around (not directly over) them.

Step 7

step 7:

Cover and sear over a high flame for several minutes. There is no need to turn them over. They should look slightly brownish when done. Remove from the heat.

Step 8

step 8:

Make the dipping sauce in a bowl and pour into shallow dishes. If you like your sauce a little hotter, add some Chinese chili oil (rāyu).

Yaki-gyōza

comment:

Folding the dumplings into a beautiful shape is difficult to do well for many people. This dish came from China. It is almost always boiled in China, but is often fried in Japan.

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chinese chili oil (rāyu)

Chinese Chili Oil (Rāyu)
  • Chinese Chili Oil (Rāyu)
ingredients:
  • 1 tablespoon red pepper powder
  • 1/2 cup sesame oil or salad oil
Step 1
step 1:

Place the red pepper powder and sesame oil (or salad oil) in a pan. Heat for 4 to 5 minutes on low heat. Remove from the heat and cool down at room temperature.

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