So I wanted to try my hand at making dumplings. It was, surprisingly easy. And for the price I paid for the ingredients, a lot cheaper than buying it.
A place to steam the dumplings.
A roller (for the dough)
A flat surface to roll the dough.
A circle dough cutter (optional)
A stand that can withstand boiling water.
Ground Pork (one pound can make.... 50+.....yeah be a bit frugal)
Shrimp (preferably skin and stuff already out.)
1: defrost the ground pork
2: deskin the Shrimps (if there is any on them.)
3: chop the scallions, ginger, garlic, and onion. No need to be exact.
4: Mix the vegetables, shrimp, and ground pork together in a large pan
5: add a little bit of salt and pepper and mix again.
Making the flour and dumplings:
1: Mix the wheat flour with some water, add the egg to the flour while mixing.
2: Take a small chunk (a small rock size) of the dough and flatten to something as close to a circle. Or, if you have a circle cookie cutter, just flatten the whole entire dough.
3: Place a small spoon full of pork mix in the center.
4: Mince the edges of the dough together (to make it look like a popsticker.... doesn't need to look nice... I mean, you aren't selling it to people... you are just making it for you to eat.)
5: Continue until all dough/pork is used, or if you end up getting tired of making them. (the amount of ingredients I made was too much for even 50......lol.)
1: Get a pan tall enough so that you can boil some water.
2: Get a stand and place it at the bottom with the boiling water.
3: If you have any utensils specific for steaming, use it, other, use a plate that can be placed inside.
4: Put a little bit (not too much) oil on the plate
5: Once water starts boiling, place ~10 dumplings inside
6: Cover the pan and wait 10-20 minutes
7: Ready to eat with(red vinegar, soy sauce, soy sauce + red chili pepper sauce, or up to your tastes) or without condiments.