These are VERY tasty! A fairly standard Chinese dumpling, I've tried to keep this one true to form. Get a friend - or even your kids - to help make them a bit quicker. Boil them in soup, steam them or fry them in oil - my favorite! Yum!!
1Rehydrate chinese mushrooms in warm water for 2 hours. Remove stems and dice fine
2Combine all ingredients except wonton wrappers and mix thoroughly - you might need to use your fingers!
3Place one wonton wrapper in front of you on a 'diamond' angle - so one of the points is pointing directly at you.
4Add a small dollop of thepork mixture (a bit bigger than a quarter) to the center of your wonton wrapper. Do not overfill or your wontons will be hard to seal properly
5Dipping your index finger in water, trace the exposed edges of the wonton wrapper. This is what will make it stick together. Try not to get it too wet, just enough to moisten it.
6Fold the edge of the wonton wrapper closest to you (that diamond point) over the dollop of pork and join it with the corresponding point on the other edge, pinching the wrapper together firmly.
7Using your index fingers, seal the edges of the wrapper on either side of the joined points, making a triangle 'pouch' . Avoid having air bubbles inside the wonton or it will rupture when boiled.
8Turn the triangle pouch around so the center point is once again facing you
9Moisten the top edge of the right point of the triangle, then gently bend the left and right points together firmly pinching the left point on top of the right.
10Repeat until you have used all the pork mixture - about 40 dumplings
- if Deep frying - cook in hot Vegetable or peanut oil for 4-5 mins or until golden brown
- If Boiling - place the dumplings into boiling water (with a drizzle of sesame oil) for about 5 mins from fresh or 8-10 mins from Frozen. They float when fully cooked!
- if Steaming - about 5-6 minutes from fresh or 10 mins from frozen