Sunday, October 27, 2013

DIY Pan Fried Dumplings

Ingredients:
-wonton wrappers
-oil
- uncooked ground turkey/ meat
-soy sauce
-garlic
-onion
-carrots
-celery



1. Start by cutting about 1/4 of an onion. 

 2. Then dicing it into medium size pieces. Do the same with the garlic but mince it. 

 3. Rinse the celery and cut the ends and tops off 

 4. Rinse the carrots 

 5. Cut you celery into moderate sizes

 6. Do the same for the carrots 

7. Add diced celery, onions, garlic, and carrots into a bowl (make sure your bowl is deep as we will be adding a lot of components) Also add a teaspoon of vinegar and 2 tablespoons of soy sauce and teriyaki sauce

8. Add your ground turkey or whatever ground meat you have selected. Roll up your sleeves and hand mix all the ingredients. 

Grab your wonton/ dumpling wrappers. They come in either a round or square shape. Make sure you grab the round ones as they hold better for dumplings and are thicker. Can be found at your grocery store or international market. You will also need a small cup or bowl filled with lukewarm water for wrapping.

9. Place about 4 wrappers down spacing them out. Taking one of the wrappers, dip your finger into your cup or bowl of water and trace a circle towards the outer edges on the wrapper. The water will make the edges stay closed once we're done wrapping so they don't unravel.

 10. Take about a tablespoon of your filling and place it in the center of your wrapper that you traced with water.

11. Fold over (in half) 

12. Starting at one end and working your way to the other, fold the top wrapper over slightly creating little pleats. 

13. Continue steps 9- 12. and place finished wraps on a plate with flour or pancake mix dusted on the bottom so the wrappers don't stick to the plate.

14. Using a pan or skillet add a little oil and spread evenly. Turn your stove on to med heat and allow to warm up. 

 15. Once your pan is hot place about 5-8 of the wrapped dumplings in the pan and allow them to cook for about 2-3 mins. 
SN: Make sure the wraps are on their side and not standing straight up to allow thorough cooking

 16. If the bottom of the wraps are brown, go ahead and flip and allow them to cook for another 2-3 mins 

17. Once both sides are brown, take a 1/4 of water and add to the pan in a circular motion allowing the water to be evenly distributed. 


18. Immediately cover and allow them to cook for about 2 mins or until the water is mostly absorbed. Then remove the lid

 19. Cook the dumplings for an additional 2 mins on each side


Wha La! To learn how to make the dipping sauce, refer to my post last week here
Hope these instructions were easy enough to follow. If you are a vegetarian, easily replace the meat with tofu or more vegetable and bean sprouts. Any questions or concerns feel free to comment or message me. 

~Bon Appetit!


The average cooking time for this meal is about 45 mins to an hour, depending on how many wraps you are making. To reduce the cooking time, make your filling the night before. You could also wrap the dumplings and either freeze or refrigerate depending on how soon you would be cooking it. 


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