Fried Pork Dumplings

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 40 min
  • Prep: 35 min
  • Cook: 5 min
  • Yield: 36 servings
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Ingredients

2 large eggs

1/2 pound ground pork

1 slice bacon, finely chopped

1/2 cup finely chopped napa cabbage

1/2 cup minced fresh chives (about 2 small bunches)

1 1/2 teaspoons finely grated peeled ginger

1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil

Kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon sugar

1 clove garlic, finely grated

1/2 teaspoon soy sauce

1/2 teaspoon cornstarch

36 round dumpling wrappers, thawed if frozen

6 tablespoons vegetable oil

Directions

  1. Lightly beat 1 egg in a large bowl. Add the pork, bacon, cabbage, chives, ginger, sesame oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, the sugar, garlic, soy sauce and cornstarch; mix with your hands until combined.
  2. Lightly beat the remaining egg in a small bowl with 1 tablespoon water. Set 1 dumpling wrapper on a clean surface (keep the rest covered with a damp paper towel so they don't dry out). Scoop 1 heaping teaspoonful of the pork mixture onto the center of the wrapper. Dab a finger into the egg mixture and brush along the edges of the wrapper. Fold the wrapper in half and press the edges together to seal, then transfer to a baking sheet. Cover with a damp paper towel while you form the remaining dumplings.
  3. Heat 2 tablespoons vegetable oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Working in 3 batches, add the dumplings and arrange in a single layer; cook until the bottoms start to brown, about 30 seconds. Add 2/3 cup water, cover and cook 3 minutes. Uncover and cook until the liquid evaporates and the bottoms are crisp and golden brown, about 2 more minutes. Loosen the dumplings from the pan with a spatula and transfer to a serving plate. Add 2 more tablespoons oil to the pan between batches.
  4. Ponzu Dipping Sauce
  5. Combine 3 tablespoons ponzu sauce, 1 teaspoon soy sauce, 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil and 1 chopped scallion in a small bowl.

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