Thursday, May 1, 2008

Oriential Pork Wrappers

These little bites of goodness are one of my favorite appetizers of all times. They're delicious and easy to make but people will ask how you made them because they look so cute, like they came from the kitchen of Dim Sum Yums, or whatever :) I need to try these with chicken sausage sometime.

(1) 12oz pkg pork sausage
(2-3) green onions (scallions), diced (I use a bit more)
(1) tblspn soy sauce (1) tblspn hoisin sauce
(1/2 tsp) minced garlic (I use 1 tsp) LOVE GARLIC!
(24) square wonton wrappers
(1) small bowl of water

In bowl, combine all ingredients except wrappers. Mix well. Place a few wonton wrappers on clean surface and brush edges of water or use fingers. Place a little more than a tspn of filling in center of wrapper. Recipes call for 1 tbslpn but I find this to be too much. I use less so it makes more than 24 wrappers which works out because the packages usually have more than 24 anyway. Gather edges of wrapper together to make a pouch. I don't totally enclose the filling but some recipes say to. It reminds me of a little pouch at the end of a stick carried by a little boy who was planning to run away. Used to see this in cartoons all the time.

Place a collapsible metal steamer rack in a large wide pot. Fill pot with 1/2 inch of water. Spray steamer rack with nonstick spray. Bring water to a simmer. Working in batches, arrange dumplings on rack an inch apart. Cover pot with lid and steam dumplings until cooked thoroughly, about 8 minutes. Watch the water level and add more as needed. When I did not have a steamer I would just use a large pan and place a cookie rack or toaster oven rack across the pan and then cover with tin foil.

Serve with soy sauce, hoisin sauce, chili garlic sauce (my fav) or hot chinese style mustard.

3 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Stephanie,

These little appetizers look so good! I love to cook, but unfortunately am in no way an expert at it. I love trying new recipes so this should be fun! Thanks for leaving a comment on my page. I also look forward to reading your blog more often!

-Elizabeth

Stephanie said...

It's so easy, I know you will do it and love the!!!!!!!!!! Let me know how they turn out!!! Thanks for visiting me.

Tam said...

MY Hubs so LOVES these....I will try to do your recipe!