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Happy New Year (2010) Appetizer Dumplings

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Ingredients
  Dumpling wraps 80 (2 packets used)
To marinate the pork
  Minced pork 500 Gram
  Minced ginger 1 Teaspoon
  Water chestnuts 227 Gram, roughly minced
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Oyster sauce 1 Tablespoon (or 2 tsp)
  Sesame oil 1 Tablespoon
  Shallots 1 Cup (16 tbs), finely chopped
  Chives 1 Cup (16 tbs), finely chopped
  Cornstarch 2 Tablespoon
To fry the dumplings
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Water 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), divided (As needed)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Into a food processor, roughly mince the water chestnuts and set aside.
2. In a large mixing bowl, mix all the ingredients to marinate the pork. Combine everything well.
3. Let marinate for about 30 minutes.
4. After 30 minutes, take each dumpling wrap in your hand, moisten the edges with water.
5. Spoon a little of the pork mixture in the center of the wrap and fold the edge over and seal, as shown in the video.

MAKING
6. Heat oil in a pan. When the oil is hot, place the dumplings in the pan and fry over medium heat.
7. Flip sides and fry until golden brown on both sides.
8. Add water (about 1/2 cup), cover the pan with a lid and let steam for a couple of minutes.
9. After a couple of minutes, uncover the pan, flip sides of the dumplings, pour a little more water (about 1/4 cup), cover and steam again for a couple of minutes until done.

SERVING
10. Serve as it is or with your choice of dipping sauce.

Things You Will Need
1. Food processor

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Asian
Course: 
Appetizer
Feel: 
Meaty
Method: 
Fried
Dish: 
Dumpling
Occasion: 
New Year
Ingredient: 
Pork
Interest: 
Party
Restriction: 
Low Cholesterol, Low Sugar
Preparation Time: 
60 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
90 Minutes
Servings: 
20
A pocket filled with a meaty stuffing are what dumplings are! These are good to be served as entrée's anytime! A video with some clean and easy step shown. A home made video with an easy recipe to follow!

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