VEGGIE DUMPLINGS

It took a while before I had finished this recipe, experimented a bit with what the best combination is and I found it! For vegetables it doesn’t really matter what you use, as long as it is cut in very small pieces you can just choose what your favorites are. The rest of the ingredients are important, if you can’t find the different soy sauces or you don’t have an Asian supermarket nearby, you can replace them with normal soy sauce. Enjoy!

Makes: 15-20 dumplings
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes
Equipement: Frying pan with lid

Ingredients:
package of wonton dough sheets
1 1/2 cups of mixed vegetables (cabbage, onion, mushrooms, bell pepper)
2 cloves of garlic
a piece of ginger
tablespoon light soy sauce
tablespoon dark soy sauce
teaspoon of sesame oil
teaspoon lime juice
teaspoon chilli pepper
2 tablespoons flour
few teaspoons of neutral oil

First, remove the wrappers from the freezer and let them thaw, it doesn’t matter if you use round or square dumpling wrappers, both work just fine.

Chop the vegetables, you can also use a food processor to chop it finely. Then cut the ginger and garlic in even smaller pieces. As small as you can manage! Then place the frying pan over medium heat. Rather a bit higher than a little lower. Put the neutral oil in the pan and then all the vegetables. Fry everything for up to 5 minutes. Stir in the garlic, ginger, soy sauce, sesame oil, sambal and lime juice. Stir well, turn off the heat and put the mixture in a bowl to cool.

When it has cooled a bit you can taste it and adjust the seasoning. Then add the flour so that all the moisture that is still in the vegetables gets absorbed. When the sheets of dough have thawed, you can start making the dumplings. Take about a teaspoon of the mixture and put it in the middle of the dough sheet. Dip your finger in some water and moisten one side of the dough sheet only on the edge so that it sticks well. Now fold double and press well, also ensure that none of the mixture falls out. Then press even more with a fork so that it is closed properly. There are a lot of other super fun folding techniques, but this one is the easiest.

Put the frying pan over medium heat and put a teaspoon of oil in the pan and let it get hot. Now place (depending on the size of the pan) a number of dumplings in the oil. Bake for a few minutes, only on one side, until golden brown. Then put about 5 tablespoons of water in the pan and then the lid on it. Now let the dumplings steam. When almost all the water is removed, remove the lid and bake for 1 minute so that all the water is absorbed. Remove from pan and serve with hoisin sauce and siracha!

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