Pan-fried Dumplings & a Shout out !!!

To the lurker(s) :D , who cringe as she/he read this grammatically challenged blog , *waves* :D & to the most imporant of all , my AWESOME FOLLOWERS ( whose fabulous blogs I religiously stalk , too :D ) fellow homecooks and wannabe pastry chef heh ! , a BIG  HUG & THANKS for all those heartwarming and sometimes kooky comments that always got me laughing . Hopefully for the coming year , may we all have more kitchen gadgets to own , more food to cook so that we can post more hahaha and hopefully for me - good food shots , I NEED A CANON DSLR wahhhhhh *sigh* DREAM ON , ANNE tsk tsk :P :D . CHEERS !!!!!

And because today's the last day of 2011 , I need to blog something for posterity heh!

I usually made these when I'm not too busy lazing around :P ^-^" You may deep-fried it also or just boiled and served in ( noodle ) soup .  In my earlier post , I called these potstickers but if you google the name , it's not really the same way I usually cook these  . So to be safe , I just called it pan-fried dumplings hee hee

250 minced or ground pork
250 watercress ( spinach is really good , too )
20 grams dried shrimps , soaked and chopped
1/4 cup chopped spring onion
1 tsp chicken powder
1 tsp brown sugar
a pinch of coarse salt
a dash of ground white pepper

about 35-40 store-bought dumpling skin ( we have 2 sizes of white round wrapper here , I used a small one )

* Rinse and blanch watercress , squeeze off excess water then chop .
* Add chicken powder , sugar , salt and white pepper to the minced pork and mix thoroughly .
* Add in the shrimps , watercress and spring onion , mix well .
* Put about a teaspoon of the filling on the center of the wrapper , moisten the lower half , then gather both side , crimping the lower half while pressing both sides together . Repeat until you ran out of wrapper or filling or both .
* Cook dumplings in boiling water until they float , drain and let cool .
* Heat a little bit oil in a non-stick pan , fry on both sides until lightly brown . Serve hot .

For the sauce :  ( No measurement since I usually pour everything in a small bowl , mix it in , taste and adjust if necessary )
    * rice vinegar or white vinegar
    * dark soy sauce
    * brown sugar
    * salt
    * chili sauce


  1. Well it has been a fun and glorious year my friend! I have enjoyed reading your posts. You do have some talent in the kitchen and I look forward to learning and seeing more from you. Wish we sit together with some of these dumplings to ring in the New Year. I wish you all the best-Happy New Year!

  2. Delicious! Dumplings are one of my favorites that I haven't try making myself! I'll include this in my recipes to try for for 2012! :)
    Wishing you a very happy and prosperous new year, Anne! Cheers!

  3. What a co-incidence, I shared a recipe on dumplings today. Yours looks very delicious. Love that you put dried shrimps in the filling. Happy New Year to you and family. May 2012 be filled with love, hope, happiness, peace and good health. Hugs.

  4. wow...the dumplings look simply mouth watering....wishing u n ur family a very happy new year :-)


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