Pan-Fried Chinese Dumplings

Sometimes called ‘potstickers,’ these lovely little dumplings are pan-fried and then simmered. Serve with your favorite Chinese dipping sauce or just soy sauce.



Step: 1

Soak dried prawns in a bowl of hot water for 30 minutes. Drain and finely chop.

Step: 2

Soak rice vermicelli in a bowl of warm water for 10 minutes. Drain, squeeze out excess water, and finely chop.

Step: 3

Beat eggs and 1 pinch salt together in a bowl until light and foamy. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a wok or large skillet over medium heat; add eggs. Cook until set, about 2 minutes. Flip the omelet and cook 1 minute more. Cool omelet on a work surface; cut into small pieces.

Step: 4

Combine egg, prawns, vermicelli, chives, mushrooms, 1 tablespoon oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, sesame oil, and black pepper in a bowl.

Step: 5

Wet the edge of a wonton wrapper with water and place 1 tablespoon egg mixture in the center. Fold wonton wrapper in half and pleat the edges with your fingers. Repeat with remaining wrappers and egg mixture.

Step: 6

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat; add half of the dumplings and fry for 2 minutes. Pour in boiling water, cover, and cook until bottoms of dumplings are golden brown, about 10 minutes. Remove and keep warm. Repeat with remaining dumplings.


Per Serving: 217 calories; protein 8.3g; carbohydrates 28g; fat 8g; cholesterol 76mg; sodium 424.8mg.

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