What are the ingredients inside chinese fried dumplings?!

Question: What are the ingredients inside chinese fried dumplings?
What is the mistery meat made of?


1 head of chopped cabbage (either regular cabbage, or Napa cabbage)
1 lb Ground pork
3-6 cloves of Garlic, smashed & minced
1 bunch of sliced green onions
2 tbls of Soy Sauce

Wash, dry, chop the cabbage. Place on a clean towel and sprinkle liberally with salt. Cover with another towel, and put a sheet pan on top to gently squeeze the cabbage. Set aside for 1 hour.

Rinse the cabbage briefly if you want, then wring out as much liquid as possible.

Mix rest of ingredients in a large bowl like you're making meatballs or meatloaf.

Take your wonton/dumpling wrappers and put 1 heaping tablespoon in the middle. Moisten one edge of the wrapper with some water, and then seal - getting all the air out. You can make nice little crimps or twists like they do in the restaurant if you like.

Once you've finished wrapping your dumplings, time to cook them:

Boil for 7-8 minutes.
Deep fry for 3-4 minutes.

Pan fry & steam (traditional method): put a pan on medium high heat - NO OIL. Lay the dumplings, flat side down, in the pan. When they start to cook, add 1/4 cup of water and slam on a lid. Let cook steam/cook for 5 minutes. Remove the pan and continue to cook until the water evaporates, and the dumplings appear stuck to the pan. Turn off the heat and remove the dumplings. Despite appearing to be stuck and burnt on the bottom, they're done. This is where their name "Potsticker" came from.

Serve with soy sauce, or make your own dumpling sauce by adding some sesame oil, chili oil, fresh ground ginger, and minced garlic to some soy sauce and stir. You can make this way in advance, as it will taste better the longer it sits.

* Dumpling Dough*
* 2 cups all purpose flour
* 1 cup boiling water
* Filling:
* 8 ounces celery cabbage (Napa cabbage)
* 3 tsp salt, divided
* 1 pound lean ground pork
* 1/4 cup finely chopped green onions, with tops
* 1 TB white wine
* 1 tsp cornstarch
* 1 tsp sesame oil
* Dash white pepper
* Dipping Sauce:
* 1/4 cup soy sauce
* 1 tsp sesame oil
* Other:
* 2 - 4 tablespoons vegetable oil


that depends really, there are many different types of dumplings. They will almost always contain ground pork or chicken however and the rest is depending on what flavors you are wanting. I prefer pork and leeks personally, and my children pork and celery with cilantro.

Pork is the meat of choice.

Then it's added with onion, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, sesame oil,white pepper, chicken stock and cornstarch to bind it all together.

It's my fav food, have eatin it everywhere, and have made it since I was 9.

generally, pork or a seafood/pork mixture.

cat, dog and a hint of rat hair

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