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Pork Dumplings

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These Dumplings Are Family Approved.

  • Servings: 25 dumplings
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cooking Time: 10 min


  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 2 bunches green onions, divided and sliced
  • 1 Tablespoon ginger root, peeled and minced
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
  • ¼ teaspoon sesame oil
  • 25 square wonton wrappers
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • extra-virgin olive oil as needed
  • ½ cup ponzu soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • water as needed


  1. Mix together the pork, half of the green onion, ginger, garlic and sesame oil together in a large bowl.
  2. Lay 5 of the wonton wrapper out on a cutting board, and fill the center of each square with 1 teaspoon of pork filling.
  3. Dip your index finger in the egg wash, and wet the edges of the wonton.
  4. Fold the wonton corner to corner and press to seal. Repeat for the remaining wonton wrappers.
  5. Heat a large skillet to medium heat. Add in enough extra-virgin olive oil to lightly coat the bottom of the pan.
  6. In two batches, sear the dumplings on each side for about 1-minute. Then, add enough water to the pan so that it rises half way up the sides of the dumplings.
  7. Cover with a lid and steam for 3-minutes. Repeat for the remaining dumplings.
  8. For the sauce: whisk together the ponzu soy sauce, remaining green onions, rice wine vinegar, and brown sugar.

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Mama G's 'How-To"

1. Wonton wrappers come in different sizes. I recommend thin or medium.

2. Make sure skins are fresh. Look for a stack that is supple and not glued together.

3. You can find eggless wrappers but they lack richness.

4. Look for a local Asian store. You will love the experience and find amazing ingredients.

5. You can use a pastry brush to moisten wrappers. Fingers work best.

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