This is one of dim sum favorite and it is usually served with mayo dipping sauce. For 4 pieces it cost around US$3.00 which I think it is too expensive. It is not difficult to make it yourself and with a few ingredients and a few bucks you can feed the whole family. It usually made from shrimps but you can be creative with the filling. I added some ground pork to it but it can be any combinations of your liking. I made these for our CNY dinner and we enjoyed it a lot. They are crispy on the outside and flavorful on the inside.
½ pound ground pork or chicken
12 large shrimps - shelled and deveined
3 stalks green onions, chopped finely
1 tsp ground ginger
1 small carrot – grated
40-45 pieces round or square wonton wrappers
2 tbsp of light soy sauce
1 tsp of sesame oil
1 tsp sugar
1 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tbsp cornstarch
Salt to taste
Dash of white pepper
1. Chop the shrimps up roughly and add it into the ground pork. Add in the rest of the ingredients and seasonings except wonton wrapper.
2. Mix it well and set it aside to marinate at least half an hour. To wrap, wet the edge of the wrapper and put about 2 tsp of filling in the middle. Seal the edges by pinching the wrapper with your fingers. Continue working with the rest of the filling. (you can shape it anyway you like)
3. Heat up enough oil for deep frying the dumplings. Fry it in batches over medium heat until golden brown. Do not fry it over high heat as you want the filling to cook.
4. Remove and drain the oil on paper towels. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Honey Mayonnaise Dipping Sauce:
¼ cup Mayonnaise
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp lemon juice
A few dash white pepper
Mix everything together and serve it with the fried dumplings