How To Make Dumplings

Chinese dumplings (commonly referred to as “pot stickers”) are a very simple appetizer to prepare with a good number of recipe variations. In today’s video lesson, Chef Mark fills the dumplings with a pork mixture including Chinese chives, ginger, garlic, and sesame oil, but feel free to experiment with other ground meats and vegetable fillings. Once wrapped, the dumplings are cooked until browned and then steamed on low heat to fully cook the pork filling. Your Chinese dumplings are now ready to serve with a sauce of your choice, enjoy! For more great cooking demonstration videos, subscribe to the LearnToCookOnline YouTube channel.

Chinese Dumplings Recipe:

1/2 cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon seasoned rice vinegar
1 tablespoon finely chopped Chinese chives
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
1 teaspoon chile-garlic sauce (such as Sriracha®)
1 pound ground pork
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 egg, beaten
2 tablespoons finely chopped Chinese chives
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 1/2 tablespoons sesame oil
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
50 dumpling wrappers
1 cup vegetable oil for frying
1 quart water, or more as needed

1. Combine 1/2 cup soy sauce, rice vinegar, 1 tablespoon chives, sesame seeds, and chile sauce in a small bowl. Set aside.
2. Mix pork, garlic, egg, 2 tablespoons chives, soy sauce, sesame oil, and ginger in a large bowl until thoroughly combined. Place a dumpling wrapper on a lightly floured work surface and spoon about 1 tablespoon of the filling in the middle. Wet the edge with a little water and crimp together forming small pleats to seal the dumpling. Repeat with remaining dumpling wrappers and filling.
3. Heat 1 to 2 tablespoons vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Place 8 to 10 dumplings in the pan and cook until browned, about 2 minutes per side. Pour in 1 cup of water, cover and cook until the dumplings are tender and the pork is cooked through, about 5 minutes. Repeat for remaining dumplings. Serve with soy sauce mixture for dipping.

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