I love Chinese takeout. It’s definitely I vice I have, and I don’t care. I love the grease, the salty flavors and the rich meats. I decided it’s about time I learned how to make one of my favorite Chinese takeout dishes: dumplings. Turns out, it’s super simple and only requires few ingredients.
1 package wonton wrappers [$3]
1 pound ground pork or beef [$4]
1 bulb ginger [.50 cents]
soy sauce [$3]
bok choy (optional) [$3]
Mix the ground pork with a few chopped scallions, soy sauce, grated ginger, and chopped garlic until well combined. take a small amount (like a teaspoon, no bigger or the dumplings will burst ) and place in the center of each wrapper. rim the edges with water using your fingers, then fold over and seal to combine.
Do this until all the meat is used. This recipe makes like, 40 dumplings (The Russian and I ate them all).
To cook, place a few (like half ) of the dumplings in a pan with veg oil in the bottom. Sear the bottoms of the dumplings for about 5 minutes, then add about a cup of water to the pan and cover so the dumplings can steam.
To make this a full meal, I paired the dumplings with some bok choy I sauteed with soy sauce, chopped garlic, and red pepper flakes. I also made a dipping sauce with soy sauce, sriracha, and scallions. Takeout at home! Just as good (or maybe better?) than the normal dumpling.