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Boiled Pastry Balls

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Boiled Pastry Balls is an delicious dish that can be prepared in no time. I pick this dish for most of my parties as they have never let me down. Try this Boiled Pastry Balls recipe and you will understand what I am talking about!
  Lean pork 1⁄2 Pound
  Soy sauce 2 Tablespoon
  Sherry 1 Teaspoon
  Scallion 1
  Sesame oil 5 Drop
  Cornstarch 1 Tablespoon
  Salt 1 Pinch
  Rice flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Hot water 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)

Mince (grind) the pork and mix in the soy sauce and sherry.
Chop the spring onion (scallion) finely and add to the pork with the sesame oil, cornflour (cornstarch) and salt.
Beat well until blended.
Mix the flour and hot water together to make soft dough, adding more water if necessary.
Divide the dough into 24 pieces and shape each into a ball.
Make a hole in the centre of each ball and press some of the pork filling into the middle.
Shape the dough around the filling and pinch the edges together.
Drop the balls into a large pan of salted boiling water; allow coming back to the boil and boiling for 5 minutes.
Add 1/2 pint cold water to the pan, bring back to the boil and boil for another 3 minutes.
Drain the balls and serve four or more to each person with a little of the boiling water.
Use a spoon to eat the balls, in order to catch the juices from the centre as the first bite is taken.

Recipe Summary

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Side Dish

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 373 Calories from Fat 37

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 4 g6.5%

Saturated Fat 1.4 g6.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 38.6 mg12.9%

Sodium 529.2 mg22.1%

Total Carbohydrates 65 g21.5%

Dietary Fiber 2 g8%

Sugars 0.3 g

Protein 17 g33.3%

Vitamin A 0.8% Vitamin C 2%

Calcium 1.6% Iron 5.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Boiled Pastry Balls Recipe