Want to learn how to make a delicious take-out staple at home? They are easier than you think and also great to get the kids involved!
1 25 pack of dumpling wrappers (you can find them in Asian grocery stores like H-Mart)
1 tsp fresh ginger, grated on a microplane
1/4 cup scallions, sliced thin
1 tsp salt
2 garlic cloves, grated on a microplane
1 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp soy sauce
1/2 lb ground turkey or pork
1 cup water (for wetting the dumpling wrappers)
1 tbsp canola oil
1/4 cup water
1 tbsp cornstarch
soy sauce (for dipping)
chili oil (for dipping)
Mix together the ginger, scallions, salt, garlic, sesame oil, soy sauce, and ground turkey (or pork).
Using clean hands, place one dumpling wrapper into your non-dominant hand. Add about 1 1/2 tablespoons of filling into the center of the wrapper.
Wet your middle or pointer finger of your dominant hand using the 1 cup of water. Gently wet the perimeter of the wrapper.
Fold the wrapper closed bringing together both sides to make a half-moon shape (you can make a pleated design find some tutorials on YouTube or just close them with a plain seam).
Repeat the last step until you run out of filling.
Place the dumplings on a sheet tray or plate.
Mix together the 1/3 cup of water and the cornstarch to create a slurry. Set this aside.
In a large saute pan, add the canola oil and heat for a minute on medium-high heat.
Place the dumplings down arranging them evenly, only place about 8 at a time.
Sear for 3-4 minutes, then add the cornstarch and water slurry. Quickly put a top on the pan and steam for another 5-6 minutes until the wrappers start to look a little translucent.
You will see that the cornstarch liquid created a crispy "skirt" on the bottom of the pan.
Serve with a soy-chili dipping sauce and enjoy!