Sunday, April 01, 2012

Fried Tofu and Meat Sui Kow/Fried Tofu and Meat Dumplings


I was thinking of making a tofu dish but when I cut open the tube of egg tofu it was all broken. I can’t really slice it into round rings. So I decided to mash them up and mix it into the meat filling for the dumplings or Sui Kow. If your kid is not a fan of tofu you can make this and hide the tofu in the filling without them knowing it. I don't think they will ever figure out there is tofu in it. Not my hubby :)

Ingredients:

1 packet of dumplings wrappers or wonton wrappers
1 tube of egg tofu – mashed
6 oz ground pork or chicken
6 oz shrimps – peel and deveined and roughly chopped
1 small carrot – grated
6 water chestnut – cut into tiny cubes
2 spring onions
1 egg
1 tbsp cornstarch




Seasonings:

1 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tbsp soy sauce
½ tsp pepper
½ tsp sesame oil
Salt to taste



1. Combined all the ingredients except the dumplings or wonton wrappers. Mix them well and set it aside to marinate for an hour.
2. Place 1 tsp of the mixture in the center of the wrapper, wet the edges with water, fold down diagonally to form a triangle or half moon shape. Press gently on the edges to seal.
3. Heat up some oil in wok (enough to cover the dumplings)over medium high heat, deep fry the dumplings for about 2-3 minutes, or until golden brown. If using a deep fryer, preheat oil to 350°F before adding the dumplings. Drain on kitchen towels.
4. Serve warm or at room temperature with some chili sauce.

Note: If you like it to be a vegetarian dish, you can omit the ground meat and shrimps and add some mushrooms to it.

14 comments:

Opal @ Celebrate Life said...

We occasionally eat tofu in our household. I'll have to add this to the list of things to try, since my daughter also adores dumplings.

Ann@Anncoo Journal said...

Oh Gert, I love anything you cooked, always look so tempting :)

missyblurkit said...

oh yumminess. i love tofu and i love suikow. never thought of using tofu in my wonton or suikow. thanx for the tip!

i am still trying to figure out how to bake or grill the suikow instead of the usual frying.

Linda Ong said...

You are brilliant! I only know tofu soup, fry tofu and steam tofu! Didn't know can stuff in dumpling! :D
I'm a fan of tofu, can just eat tofu with rice!! :) thank you, I will try it out; I'm also crazy fan of dumpling. Save trouble of thinking what to cook. Dumpling noodle soup the best! Healthy, easy and quick dish for my kids!

YU said...

looks so good. I have wonton wrappers in the fridge..will try your recipe.

Shereen said...

What a good idea...I'm dribbling!Thank god you did not give any complicated method to shape the dumplings...lol.This I can handle:))

Elin said...

Great idea to use tofu as dumpling fillings :) I would not have thought of it and I bet it must be delicious :)

raquel@eRecipe.com said...

Amazed and drooling over the dish. Mesmerized that tofu can be turned into a dumpling. Photos display the yummyness it contains inside. =)

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

great idea to add tofu and mix with the meat, so the filling will not dry and moist instead..

lena said...

gert, i'm so afraid to fry dumplings like these cos i'm not very good doing all these deep frying, my dough will get cook first before my fillings, ha!..only if i cook the fillings first.

daphne said...

who would have thought? mashed up tofu can be so useful?

cleffairy said...

o.O I have no idea that you can use tofu this way.

ICook4Fun said...

Opal, I hope you daughter like these dumplings.

Ann, thank you.

Missyblurkit, you can bake this but you have to brush the wrappers with some oil before baking it.

Linda, yea this is a great way to hide the tofu especially if someone in the family who is not a fan of tofu.

Yu, hope you like it.

Shereen, I actually found this wanton wrappers in round shape so I just fold it over. Nothing complicated :)

Elin, once you mix everything up you don't really taste the tofu.

ICook4Fun said...

Raquel, thank you.

Sonia, yes the filling stays moist after frying.

Lena, the heat should not be too high when you fry these if not the filling might not be cook :)

Daphne, :)

Cleffairy, thanks for stopping by and your comment.