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Pan-Fried Chinese Dumplings

Pan-Fried Chinese Dumplings

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars
Recipe By:yanyangtian
"Sometimes called 'potstickers,' these lovely little dumplings are pan-fried and then simmered. Serve with your favorite Chinese dipping sauce or just soy sauce."


  • 2 tablespoons small dried prawns
  • 1/4 cup rice vermicelli
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 bunches Chinese chives, finely chopped
  • 2 mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper
  • 40 round wonton wrappers
  • 1 1/4 cups boiling water
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, or as needed


  1. Soak dried prawns in a bowl of hot water for 30 minutes. Drain and finely chop.
  2. Soak rice vermicelli in a bowl of warm water for 10 minutes. Drain, squeeze out excess water, and finely chop.
  3. Beat eggs and 1 pinch salt together in a bowl until light and foamy. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a wok or large skillet over medium heat; add eggs. Cook until set, about 2 minutes. Flip the omelet and cook 1 minute more. Cool omelet on a work surface; cut into small pieces.
  4. Combine egg, prawns, vermicelli, chives, mushrooms, 1 tablespoon oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, sesame oil, and black pepper in a bowl.
  5. Wet the edge of a wonton wrapper with water and place 1 tablespoon egg mixture in the center. Fold wonton wrapper in half and pleat the edges with your fingers. Repeat with remaining wrappers and egg mixture.
  6. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat; add half of the dumplings and fry for 2 minutes. Pour in boiling water, cover, and cook until bottoms of dumplings are golden brown, about 10 minutes. Remove and keep warm. Repeat with remaining dumplings.