Pan-Fried Spicy Cheese and Pork Dumplings

Updated on June 24, 2020
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Yuchi Chang shares interesting stories and recipes from East Asian cuisine. She's learning to be a chemical engineer in her kitchen.

Pan-Fried Spicy Cheese and Pork Dumplings
Pan-Fried Spicy Cheese and Pork Dumplings

Inspired by a Local Taiwanese Savory Snack

In Taiwan, where I grew up, the local food stands become very busy between 3:00 and 5:00 p.m., when children are just off from school and office workers are out for an afternoon tea snack.

Every food stand vendor does their very best to deliver as many snacks as possible in a limited time frame. Pan-frying and deep-frying are common techniques to shorten the cooking time, and so it's no surprise that many street food snacks are cooked using these methods. Of course these techniques tend to produce tasty results, as well, which makes them popular with their customers.

One of my favorite street food snacks is called "Chinese chive box." I adapted the street food recipe and transform it into a restaurant-style flavor, and I'll show you how to make it in three simple steps.

Cook Time

Prep time: 45 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 55 min
Yields: 6 dumplings
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Reserve some dough on the edge for sealing the dumpling later!I like to use scissors to trim the edge.You are free to create any shape you want as long as the edge is sealed. I made a Taiwan - like dumpling!
Reserve some dough on the edge for sealing the dumpling later!
Reserve some dough on the edge for sealing the dumpling later!
I like to use scissors to trim the edge.
I like to use scissors to trim the edge.
You are free to create any shape you want as long as the edge is sealed. I made a Taiwan - like dumpling!
You are free to create any shape you want as long as the edge is sealed. I made a Taiwan - like dumpling!

Step 1: Make the Wrappers

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup water between 147°F - 158 °F

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, mix the water and flour. Make a ball and then knead it for 3-5 minutes until smooth.
  2. Set the dough aside to rest for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Divide the dough into 6 balls, then roll them out into 3mm-thick wrappers.

Step 2: Make the Filling

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup ground pork
  • 1/2 cup chopped spicy kimchi
  • 2 pinches ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/3 teaspoon white sesame oil
  • 6 pieces Gouda cheese, cut it in moderate size

Instructions

  1. Chop the spicy kimchi into small pieces (about 5 mm x 5 mm).
  2. In a bowl, add ground pork and the rest of seasonings (ground ginger, sugar, and sesame oil). Mix well.
  3. Put a moderate amount of filling on half of the wrapper (see photo), and put cheese on top of it.
  4. Brush the edge with some water if your wrapper is dry. Fold it over and seal the edges.

Step 3: Cook the Dumpling

  1. Preheat your skillet over high heat for 3-5 minutes.
  2. Then add 10-15 cc cooking oil. Pan-fry the dumplings over medium heat for 4-5 minutes.

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      Sp Greaney 

      6 weeks ago from Ireland

      Some foodstands can have the best dishes. It's so nice when you can replicate them at home and they taste just as good.

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      Angélique Su 

      6 weeks ago

      Very well explained and would love to give a go! Great work! Lisa!

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