Easy To Cook - Crunchy Dumplings for Snack or Appetizer

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Delicious, crunchy meatballs

Delicious, crunchy meatballs

After making the pan-fried Chinese Dumplings yesterday, there’s still some fillings left. So I decided to make a nice snack or appetiser out of it to give my children a happy surprise. It is so easy that it took me about 15 minutes to get it all done. Maybe less than that. Go to Making Dumpling Fillings if you are not sure.

Wantan pastry (dumpling skin)

Wantan pastry (dumpling skin)

This dumpling skin is different from the one in my previous post about making Chinese dumplings. This wantan pastry (dumpling skin) is thinner to give it this appetizer a crunchier taste when deep-fried. It is available in oriental shops in the freezer section.

Finely shredded wantan pastry

Finely shredded wantan pastry

Thaw the wantan pastry a little while. Remove a few pieces of the wantan pastry. Slice it into very thin strips. Keep the rest back in the freezer.

Meat balls

Meat balls

Divide the dumpling fillings into small marble-sized balls.

Meatballs wrapped in shredded wantan pastry

Meatballs wrapped in shredded wantan pastry

Put some shredded wantan pastry on your palm. Put a meatball on top. Put a little shredded wantan pastry over it and then roll into a ball.

Frying the crunchy meatballs

Frying the crunchy meatballs

Use medium fire to deep-fry the meatballs. Turn over every now and then to make sure that it is browned on all sides and the meat inside is cooked.

Don’t you think this crunchy appetizer looks impressive and delicious? More importantly, my children kept saying, ‘It’s so good!’ as they munch into each one. The rest of the story is a little sad…..I only get to taste one! It is really good I would say. Not bad to cook it the first time. That’s how I keep learning and improving on my cooking skill. Just be daring to try it out. I’m so happy that I just can’t help smiling away.

I hope you will try out this recipe and let me know how it goes. You can go with your favourite sauce.

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5 Comments

Divina  on August 28th, 2009

That looks delicious. That’s a unique way to do it. Instead of wrapping with a whole wrapper, you use a shredded one. The kids always love the fried ones and when they really like it, the mother is only left with one. :)

Mary  on August 30th, 2009

@Divina - This is such a good dish for parties. My family likes it very much. It looks impressive and tastes really good.

snacksgiving  on September 9th, 2009

Oh that looks so crispy and delicious!!

Cheah  on December 25th, 2009

Wow, what lovely crispy dumplings. Trying out the free internet service from the hotel. Having a nice time here but the air is very polluted and gosh, the traffic is fantastic, motorbikes weaving in and out. Hope you’re having a wonderful X’mas with your family.

Mary  on December 25th, 2009

@Snacking - Thnak you for your lovely comment.

@Cheah - Thank you. Really happy to know you have a nice time there in Hanoi. We have a very wonderful Christmas…..lots of presents and family time together.

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