Sunday, December 27, 2009

Good Luck Dumplings

Good Luck DumplingsWe've got a new year coming and in celebration here we usually fix something a little out of the ordinary--the last few years we've got in the habit of fixing raclette for New Year's Eve--but it's a great time to do something a little different, maybe fix something together as a family. Cooking can be a great family activity and these are easy for adult to start and kids to finish and who doesn't like noodles I ask??

You can get an assembly line going--once the filling is ready someone spoons it out, the next folds it and seals it.

It works best to steam them if you have a steamer but as it happened my steamer died so I ended up having to boil them which worked fine--though when you boil them you're pretty much guaranteed that at least two or three will pop open and give you dumpling soup.

1 pound ground pork
4 green onions, finely chopped
½ teaspoon minced ginger
1 teaspoon soy sauce
¼ teaspoon sesame oil
½ teaspoon sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
dash of freshly ground black pepper
1 egg white, beaten
1 package (about 50) dumpling wrappers

Dipping Sauce
4 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons vinegar
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 ½ teaspoons toasted sesame seeds for garnish

Fry up ground pork until browned. Drain and add ginger, soy sauce, sesame oil, sugar, salt and pepper. Mix and drop 1/2 teaspoon-1 teaspoon on each wrapper, fold in half and by rubbing a bit of water on one edge seal thoroughly.

Steam for 8-10 minutes or boil 2-3 minutes. For sauce combine all the ingredients, sprinkling sesame seeds on top. Dip dumplings in sauce and have a great new year!

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Michemily said...


Lori said...

These look delicious, but I wonder if they're worth the trouble since I have no assembly line assistance? Trader Joes might be getting my business today due to this post...

BONNIE K said...

These do look wonderful. I must give them a try.

Kristen M. said...

The dumplings look great. I may try this for New Years.

Gianna said...

These sound great, thank you :)
I usually make lentils for the new year.. I would love to make these as well.

Flea said...

It's so tempting to try these, but me and asian food just don't mix well in the kitchen. We'll be ordering Chinese take-out on New Year's Eve.

a Tonggu Momma said...

You know the Tonggu Fam will definitely be trying these.