Homestyle Chinese Egg Dumplings

by Angie Liew
Homestyle Chinese Egg Dumplings

Homestyle Chinese Egg Dumplings

Chinese egg dumplings is a traditional yet super presentable dish we can serve at home. They are made by wrapping mince meat filling in omelette-like egg wrapper. The key to the success of making these mouth watering dumplings is good control of the heat under the skillet. The temperature of the skillet should be just hot enough to quickly form a cooked skin on the bottom of the egg but keep the top uncooked and moist. These dumplings can be served in a hot broth of soup too.

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Homestyle Chinese Egg Dumplings
By Angie Liew of Huang Kitchen
Chinese egg dumplings is a traditional yet super presentable dish we can serve at home. They are made by wrapping mince meat filling in omelette-like egg wrapper. The key to the success of making these mouth watering dumplings is good control of the heat under the skillet. The temperature of the skillet should be just hot enough to quickly form a cooked skin on the bottom of the egg but keep the top uncooked and moist. These dumplings can be served in a hot broth of soup too.
Serving For
10
Prep Time
10minutes
Cook Time
20minutes
Serving For
10
Prep Time
10minutes
Cook Time
20minutes
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. In a medium size bowl, add sesame oil, pepper, salt, cornstarch and cooking wine into minced meat. Mix until well combined. Leave to marinate in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours.
    In a medium size bowl, add sesame oil, pepper, salt, cornstarch and cooking wine into minced meat. Mix until well combined. Leave to marinate in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours.
  2. Fry the marinated meat with some garlic in a non stick skillet. This will ensure the meat is easily cooked when making the egg dumplings.
    Fry the marinated meat with some garlic in a non stick skillet. This will ensure the meat is easily cooked when making the egg dumplings.
  3. Beat eggs in a bowl. Season with a bit of salt.
    Beat eggs in a bowl. Season with a bit of salt.
  4. Heat the same nonstick skillet on medium heat and add a bit of oil. Then lower the heat to low when forming and cooking the egg dumplings.
    Heat the same nonstick skillet on medium heat and add a bit of oil. Then lower the heat to low when forming and cooking the egg dumplings.
  5. Using about 2 tablespoons of beaten egg, pour in the centre of pan. Spread the egg in a circular motion (back of spoon) to form a 3 inch circle.
    Using about 2 tablespoons of beaten egg, pour in the centre of pan. Spread the egg in a circular motion (back of spoon) to form a 3 inch circle.
  6. Allow the egg to set a bit but the top is still moist, then add 1/2 tablespoon of cooked meat in (a bit off) the centre of the egg batter. Flatten the meat a bit.
    Allow the egg to set a bit but the top is still moist, then add 1/2 tablespoon of cooked meat in (a bit off) the centre of the egg batter. Flatten the meat a bit.
  7. Using a small spatula, lift half the set egg over the filling forming a semi circle or purse shape, pressing the edges to seal.
    Using a small spatula, lift half the set egg over the filling forming a semi circle or purse shape, pressing the edges to seal.
  8. Allow to set a bit and turn the egg over to cook the other side until done.
    Allow to set a bit and turn the egg over to cook the other side until done.
  9. Repeat the same with the rest of egg and meat mixture.
    Repeat the same with the rest of egg and meat mixture.
  10. Cook one dumpling at a time. However, you can also move the folded ones to the edge of pan and pour a new one in the centre of skillet. In that way you can cook a few dumplings at a time.
    Cook one dumpling at a time. However, you can also move the folded ones to the edge of pan and pour a new one in the centre of skillet. In that way you can cook a few dumplings at a time.
Notes

Be sure to fry the meat first as this will enhance the flavour and ensure the meat is cooked through when making the egg dumplings.

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To cook homestyle chinese egg dumplings:

Homestyle Chinese Egg DumplingsFirst marinade mince meat with sesame oil, white pepper, salt, cooking wine and cornstarch.

 

P1160691Fry the marinated meat with some garlic in a non-stick skillet.

 

P1160694Transfer onto a bowl and set aside.

 

P1160692Then beat eggs in a bowl.

 

P1160693Season with a bit of salt.

 

P1160704Pour and spread in a circular motion 2 tablespoons beaten egg onto the hot and oiled skillet. Allow the egg to set a bit but the top is still moist.

 

P1160705Then add 1/2 tablespoon of cooked meat in (a bit off) the centre of the egg batter. Flatten the meat a bit.

 

P1160706Using a small spatula, lift half the set egg over the filling forming a semi circle shape, pressing the edges to seal. Allow to set a bit.

 

P1160707Then turn the egg over to cook on the other side until cooked through.

 

P1160709Repeat the same with the rest of the egg batter and meat.

 

P1160710And we’re done! Transfer onto serving plate before serving.

 

P1160720Serve hot with rice garnished with some green onions and red chilies.

 

SO … ENJOY!

 

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