Fried dumplings are one of my favorite things to eat, especially for breakfast. Traditionally, fried or boiled dumplings are made with a little salt, and that’s about it. Today, I’ve decided to make this all too familiar dumpling with a twist (literally). I’ve added some black pepper to the mix and topping off the finished product with some left over steamed fish.
As with making plain fried dumplings, the recipe is still the same, flour, salt, baking powder and water. This time, I’m also adding some course black pepper as well. While making the dumplings from the dough, I thought “hmm, why not make a twisted dumpling as well?” and so I did. Making one dumpling into a knot adds even more appeal to this dish. As I place them in the pot, you can smell the sweet aroma of the black pepper rising in the air.
These little wonders only take about 15-20 minutes to cook. Just leave the fire on medium low, or low and turn every 20-30 seconds. The lower the heat, the longer it takes to cook, but also the softer they will be when done. Once complete, they will look golden brown in color. You can also stick a fork through the middle and if you remove the fork and no dough is left on the fork, you know it’s done. Learnt that little trick from my mom.
My fish was already done, just needed to be heated in a pan since I don’t microwave my food anymore. Adding the dumplings to the plate, adding the fish and some beverage, I was so ready to dig in that I almost forgot to take a pic before stealing a pinch off the swirly dumpling.
Check out the finished product and be sure to try it whenever you get the time!
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