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Spring Onion and Garlic Chive Dumplings Recipe

Spring Onion and Garlic Chive Dumplings Recipe

Spring Onion and Garlic Chive Dumplings Recipe

This is a typical northern Chinese dish—a wrapper made of wheat flour stuffed with spring onions, garlic chives, egg and glass noodles and then pan-fried. The parcels may be prepared in advance, then fried just before serving.

Ingredients :

    • 300 g (2 cups) all-purpose flour
    • 2/3 cup (150 ml) boiling water
    • 1/3 cup (80 ml) cool water
    • Flour, for dusting
    • 1 tablespoon oil, for frying
    • Stuffing
    • 5 eggs
    • 7 spring onions, finely chopped
    • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
    • 300 g (10 oz) garlic chives, finely chopped
    • 1 small bundle (25 g) dried glass noodles (tang hoon), soaked for 5 minutes until soft, drained and cut into short lengths
    • 11/2 tablespoons soy sauce
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 1 teaspoon sugar

Method :

    1. First make a dough by sifting the flour into a mixing bowl. Add the boiling water and mix well with a wooden spoon. Then add the cool water, mix to blend. Knead well for about 5 minutes or until a firm dough is formed. Remove the dough from the bowl and wrap it with cling wrap. Set aside for 25 minutes to rest.
    2. Prepare the Stuffing by beating the eggs well. Add the spring onions. Heat the sesame oil in a pan over medium heat and quickly stir-fry (scramble) the eggs until done. Add the chives and glass noodles, stir well to mix. Add the seasonings and stir well to blend. Transfer the Stuffing to a clean bowl.
    3. Dust a clean work surface and rolling pin with flour. Roll out the dough into a long cylinder about 5 cm (2 in) thick. Cut the cylinder into pieces about 5 cm (2 in) long. Roll out each piece of dough into a round flat wrapper, about 10 cm (4 in) in diameter. Set aside.
    4. Spoon 1 heaping tablespoon of the Stuffing onto each dough wrapper. Fold the wrapper in half over the Stuffing and seal the round edges by pressing them together. Repeat until all the dough and Stuffing are used up.
    5. Heat a frying pan or griddle over medium-low heat. Spread 1 tablespoon of oil over the surface. Place the dumplings on the hot pan and fry on both sides until the dough begins to blister and turns golden-brown. Transfer to a serving platter and serve hot with condiments of your choice, such as chili sauce, black Chinese vinegar, ginger strips, etc.

Small dried prawns or ground beef or pork may also be added to the Stuffing. Vegetarians may add finely chopped black Chinese mushroom caps for additional flavor and nutritional value.

Makes 15 dumplings
Preparation time : 1 hour
Cooking time : 20 mins