Fried Dumplings

I can honestly say this was the first time I had tried to make this and it was way more successful than I thought it would ever become. A lazy mistake bumped up the health value in my opinion. The original recipe called for pork, but I was in a feud with myself about driving to multiple stores that I had tweak the recipe and make it my own. This recipe can make up to 50 dumplings…potentially more depending on how much filling you scoop into the wonton wrapper. I used square wrappers this time, next time I’ll try round wrappers and maybe steam them.


  • 1 lb. shrimp, peeled and diced
  • 1 lb. ground chicken
  • 1 cup shredded cabbage
  • 1 tbsp. minced ginger
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil
  • 1 tsp. rice wine vinegar
  • salt and pepper
  • wonton wrappers
  • 1 yolk of an egg for assembling dumplings
  • vegetable oil for frying





If you can’t find ground chicken, use chicken breasts and start chopping away. In a bowl, combine the dice shrimp, ground chicken, cabbage, green onions, ginger, sesame oil, rice wine vinegar, salt, and pepper.

To make the dumplings, put one wrapper on your work space. Spoon one tablespoon (more or less, use your judgement) of the filling mixture into the center of the wrapper. Dip your finger in the broken egg yolk to rub the edges of the wrapper. Fold the dough over to create the triangle and pinch the edges to seal. You can leave them smooth or pinch them over as I have in the picture.

Place paper towels over a plate. This is to absorb excess oil from frying the dumplings. This will help keep them crisp instead of soggy from sitting in the extra oil. Heat the vegetable oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the dumplings in a single layer and cook until golden, about 2-4 minutes on each side. Don’t overcrowd the pan…it won’t cook evenly.

Serve immediately with soy sauce or sweet chili sauce. I mix my own seasoned soy sauce (see the quick recipe below) or I love Pepper Palace‘s Sweet but Sassy Sauce or the hotter version, Sweet but Sinister Sauce.

Seasoned Soy Sauce

Mix preferred soy sauce with a splash of hot water, a teaspoon of sugar, a squeeze of lime, black pepper, and minced chilies (if you want it spicy). This is all about taste. Adjust the amounts based on how it taste for you.

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