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Boiled Dumplings

Chinese dumpling or potsticker is a dough and wrapped around a filling. Normally, the dough is flour and the filling is meat and vegetables. Dumpling is prepared in different methods such as boiling, pan frying or steaming. 
Course Breakfast, Main Course, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 20
Calories 100kcal
Author Tracy O.

Ingredients

FILLINGS:

  • 1.5 lb Ground pork
  • 4 cups Garlic chives
  • ¼ head Cabbage
  • ¼ cup Oyster sauce
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • 2 tablespoons Soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Sugar

DIPPING SAUCE:

  • Soy sauce, black Chinese vinegar and chili oil (optional)

Instructions

  • Cut up the Chives and cabbage then set a side
  • In a mixing bowl put ground pork, garlic Chives, cabbage, oyster sauce, salt, soy sauce and sugar mix it well
  • This is a video to teach you how to wrap the dumplings
  • When water is boiling, put the dumplings into the boiling water. Stir it and let the dumplings boil and float on the top of water. Then, add ½ cup of cold water, stir it and let it boil until it floats again. Repeat this step for 2-3 times or until they are cooked.
  • Topping with chili oil, soy sauce or some black Chinese vinegar or XO sauce.

Video

Notes

Cooking tips for boiled dumplings: 

  • Don't put too much filling and make sure the dumplings are sealed well without leaking. 
  • Make sure the water is boiling then add the dumplings
  • Stir it and let the dumplings boil and float on the top of water. Then, add ½ cup of cold water, stir it and let it boil until it floats again. Repeat this for 2-3 times or until they are cooked.
  • Don't worry if you don't master how to wrap it nice. This took me years to master it as well. Therefore, you just keep practicing. Then, you will get it eventually.
  • Usually, I make a big batch and freeze them.

Nutrition

Calories: 100kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 260mg | Potassium: 144mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 359IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg