Amazingly Easy Pork Dumpling Recipe

Dumplings are an important Chinese New Year food in northern China. On Chinese New Year's Eve, Northerners usually make and eat dumplings.

Dumplings consist of minced meat and chopped vegetables wrapped into a thin piece of dough skin. There are many ways to cook dumplings, including boiling, steaming, and frying. Popular fillings are mince pork, diced shrimp, ground chicken, beef, and vegetables.

Here we give you an amazingly easy Pork Dumpling recipe so you can enjoy some without having to go to a Chinese food restaurant:

Ingredients:

  • 100 (3.5 inch square) wonton wrappers
  • 1 3/4 pounds ground pork
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger root
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced green onion
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 5 cups finely shredded Chinese cabbage

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, combine the pork, ginger, garlic, green onion, soy sauce, sesame oil, egg and cabbage. Stir until well mixed.
  2. Place 1 heaping teaspoon of pork filling onto each wonton skin. Moisten edges with water and fold edges over to form a triangle shape. Roll edges slightly to seal in filling. Set dumplings aside on a lightly floured surface until ready to cook.
  3. Steam dumplings in a covered bamboo or metal steamer for about 15 to 20 minutes. Serve immediately.
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