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Chinese dumpling or JiaoZi 饺子

a French girl cuisine
Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 2 hrs
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

Stuffing

  • 200 gr. of chinese cabbage
  • 2 little leeks
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 fresh onions
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 4 slices of pancetta
  • 1 teaspoon of fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon of soja sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of sesam oil
  • Pepper

Dough

  • 400 gr. of flour
  • 260 ml. of boiling water
  • 1 egg white

Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon of soja sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of rice vinegar
  • few drops of sesam oil and spicy oil

Cooking

  • 1 pinch of sea salt

Instructions
 

Stuffing

  • Chop finely chinese cabbage and leeks and wash.
  • Peel and dice carrots. Do not forget that every ingredient has to be cut finely in order to fit in the dumplings.
  • Wash and slice fresh onions and garlic clove.
  • Dice pancetta slice.
  • Add all vegetables as well as pancetta in a large wok. Add fresh ginger. Season with salt, pepper, soya sauce and sesam oil. Leave to cook for 1 hour or until carrots are ready. Reserve.


Dough

  • Make a hole in flour. Add boiling water. Begin to mix with chopsticks and finish with your hands to make a ball. Do not overwork the dough.
  • Cover with cling film and place in your fridge for 15 minutes.
  • Roll out dough finely and cut into squares.
  • Place a large teaspoon of stuffing in the middle.
  • Brush a bit of white egg on two edges.
  • Double to obtain a triangle.
  • Take the two opposed ends and close your dumpling by pasting them together using a bit of white egg.
  • Go on until nothing left.

Sauce

  • Mix together soya sauce, rice vinegar and few drops of sesam oil.

Cooking

  • Fill a large casserole dish with water. Bring to a boil with a pinch of sea salt.
  • Cook dumpling for 2 to 4 minutes or until ready. The cooking time will depend on the thickness of the dough.