Shortcut homemade pork dumplings
What could be better? Yes, these are time consuming, but boy are they worth it. This super easy pork dumplings recipe is the perfect way to celebrate national dumpling day today!
I grew up eating a vast variety of perogies so it’s no surprise that I love dumplings. These pork dumplings are full of Asian flavours and although the shape is simple, the taste is great! I’ve always been so impressed with the different shapes and forms dumplings come in, but I’m in no way a dumpling pro. For that reason, I stuck to a very simple triangle design. Using square shaped pre-made wonton wrappers cut this recipe time in half, but it’s still a process. Folding each individual dumpling takes time and patience but it’s worth every minute.
The process of making the dumplings will take time, unless you have an extra set of hands. This isn’t a great dish for a rushed weekday evening but if you give yourself the time it’s a very rewarding dish. You decide how to cook them whether they’re steamed, boiled or fried. I personally love steamed dumplings but I don’t have a steaming basket (it’s on the list), so I decided to fry mine. A crispy outside is my second favourite way to eat dumplings and it definitely suited this recipe. I find that the pre-made wonton wrappers work really well for frying. Serve with a side of fried rice and you have yourself a super tasty meal!
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- 1 lb ground pork
- 1 cup green cabbage finely shredded
- 1 small carrot peeled and shredded
- 2 tbsp Hoisin sauce
- 1 tsp fish sauce
- 2 tsp sesame oil
- 1 tsp minced ginger
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- ⅓ cup green onion chopped
- 1 tsp salt
- ½ tsp pepper
- 400 g wonton wrappers 1 pack
- ½ cup water
- 2 tbsp sesame oil
- Combine all the ingredients in a bowl to make your filling. Use 1 tbsp of filling per wonton wrapper and form in desired shape. The easiest shape I find is a simple triangle. Just fold your square wonton wrapper in half with the filling in the middle and coat edges lightly with some water to seal the edges together.
- Once all your dumplings are made you can either bowl them for 5 minutes or fry them over medium-high heat in a pan with sesame oil, approximately 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown all over.