Recipe: Pork Dumplings

IMG_0422I 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.

dat's it.
dat’s it.


1 package wonton wrappers [$3]

1 pound ground pork or beef [$4]

1 bulb ginger [.50 cents]

scallions [$2]

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.

Mine took a little practice
Mine took a little practice

Do this until all the meat is used. This recipe makes like, 40 dumplings (The Russian and I ate them all).

All of them.
All of them.

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. IMG_0418Takeout at home! Just as good (or maybe better?) than the normal dumpling.







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