Eat Your Way to Prosperity
by Story of Bing
Dumplings, one of the most important foods eaten during the Lunar New Year, symbolize wealth because their shape resembles ancient Chinese money. They are traditionally eaten after dinner or around midnight.
These Chinese dumplings are really easy to make because they are made with store bought dumpling wrappers. Don’t sweat over making the wrappers from scratch because the store bought ones are so good these days.
They are absolutely delicious and very fun to make with friends and family. Feel free to vary the filling for different surprises on the table!
For a pictorial step by step tutorial on how to make these dumplings, go to - http://www.storyofbing.com/2012/07/chinese-potstickers/
200g ground pork (slightly fatty, not lean)
100g canned water chestnuts (or chopped spinach/cabbage)
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon fine sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 teaspoons light soy sauce
2 teaspoons sesame oil
1 tablespoon Shaoxing Huatiao wine
2 to 3 tablespoons of chopped scallions (spring onions)
25 to 30 store bought dumpling wrappers (the round kind, not the square wanton or spring roll wrappers)
Plain flour to dust
4 to 6 tablespoons vegetable oil (for 2 batches of cooking)
2/3 cups water (for 2 batches of cooking)