Calling all dumpling lovers! Here is another fun way for meal time with the little ones. My favourite fillings from our blends is the sweet potato mango, broccoli pear and taro pumpkin lotus. They are delicious steamed or pan fried. Take note, there are different types of dumpling wrappers. My preference are the circular kind.
Makes about 12 dumplings
1-2 pouches of preferred blend, the more pouches the more dumplings!
1 pack of dumpling wrappers
2 tbsp neutral oil
1/4 cup water
choose your favourite and one age appropriate for your little ones
1. Remove blend from pouch into a small bowl and mix together.
2. Then prepare a baking sheet or plate lined with parchment paper. Add water to a small bowl.
3. To wrap and fill the dumplings, place one dumpling wrapper in the palm of your hand. Then take your finger and dip into the water bowl to dampen the edges of each wrapper.
4. Take a small spoon and fill less than a tablespoon of the blend in the middle of the wrapper. Fold the circle in half and pinch the wrapper together at the top. Then make three folds on each side. This will create a fan like effect. There are many tutorials on YouTube on how to fold dumplings. Run your fingers through the top insuring the dumpling is sealed. Place dumplings on parchment lined baking sheet. Repeat until all the filling is used. Make sure the dumplings do not stick together and cover with a cloth.
5. Pan Fry: On medium-high heat place neutral oil of choice in a pan then place each dumpling spreading across the oil. Let sit for one minute then fill with water until just the bottom of the pan is filled. Cover and let sit until all the water is evaporated. Continue to cook for another few minutes until the bottoms of the dumpling are golden and crispy.
6. Steam: Lightly brush bottom of steamer with oil and place dumplings. Steam for about 10 minutes.
7. Serve with your favourite sauce.
8. Side note, if you have more time you can make a large amount and freeze the dumplings (uncooked) to use for another time. Its simple, take the folded dumplings on the tray or plate and place in the freezer for about 10 minutes to just harden. Then line up the dumplings in a zip log freezer bag removing all the air before sealing. Place back into the freezer. This will keep for about 3 months.