New Year, New Food!

It has been a very busy 2016, and my slacking skills have reached an all new level. The slacking must stop now! I figured as my first official post of 2016, will be one of my accomplishments. One of my New Year’s resolutions was to try new things, so I tried my hand at making homemade dumplings. And surprisingly they were much easier than I expected!

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1/2 medium head Napa cabbage (about 1 pound)
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1 pound ground pork
1 bunch scallions, thinly sliced (about 1 cup)
1 bunch cilantro, minced (about 3/4 cup)
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2-inch piece fresh ginger, grated on a microplane or finely minced (about 3 tablespoons)
2 tablespoons sesame oil
2 large eggs, whisked
1 (12-ounce) package round dumpling, wonton, or gyoza wrappers

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I would say the hardest part was folding them. This is a skill that I am still working on, and I am fine with admitting that.

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#rookietip it says to use vegetable oil in a pan, just a tbs and then add a little water. This is to give it the steaming affect. I would recommend a little more water and less oil. The oil can make them a oily, and also you don’t need to put them all in at once…like I did…

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Try it & let me know how they come out!

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