Friday, April 23, 2010

Deep Fried Dumplings

There are just so many ways to make dumplings... steam, pan-fried and boiling. The shapes of the dumplings also come in different shapes and sizes... round, crescent-shaped, pleated edges and pinched little pillows. Savoury or sweet .... pork, chicken, prawns, etc just so many ingredients you can add to a dumpling. Even the dumpling wrappers are made differently according to what type of dumpling you make.

I've made dumplings before but this time I tried using fresh pre-made wrappers and deep frying the dumplings. A quick snack after school to fill those hungry tummys!

Deep Fried Dumplings

100 g mince chicken (you can also you pork or even a mixture of the two)
1 tsp grated ginger
1 clove of garlic, minced
1 tbsp oyster sauce 
1/2 tbsp Shaoxing wine / rice wine
1/2 tsp sugar
1 tbsp coriander, chopped 
1 tbsp spring onions, chopped 
salt and pepper 
1 packet of freshly made round wanton wrappers
oil for deep frying

1. In a bowl, add all the ingredients and combine well. 
2. Open the packet of freshly made wrappers and pour a little water in a small bowl to use to seal the edges. 
3. Using a teaspoon, spoon in a heaped spoonful into the centre of the wrapper and wet the edges of the wrapper and press and seal the edges. Arrange the dumplings on a plate ready for deep frying.
4. Heat the oil for deep frying and fry the dumplings in batches. Fry until it is golden about a minute or less on each side. Drain dumplings on some paper towel and arrange on a plate for serving. Serve with a Soy Garlic Sauce.

Soy Garlic Sauce

150 ml light soy sauce
50 ml water
1 tsp sugar
2 tbsp minced garlic

1. Combine all the ingredients in a saucepan and bring it to the boil. Lower the heat and cook until the garlic is soften, about another 3 - 5 mins. Remove from heat and serve.


  1. these look so good.......I have some wonton wrappers in the freezer I have been wondering what to do with....this would be perfect!!

  2. Thanks... the kids gobbled them up and there was none left for dad.
    Wonton wrappers are so easy to cook.



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