Fried Dumplings Wrapped with Pork
Rice flour serves as a binding agent in this pork-wrapped dumpling dish. The refreshing sweet and sour sauce with freshly squeezed lemon juice complements the robust dumplings well.
Rice flour is a versatile ingredient. In addition to thickening the sauce, it has an excellent binding property and is a good allergen substitution for eggs, wheat flour, cow’s milk or even tofu.
Japanese ingredients including dashi can be purchased online or at Asian grocery stores.
All rice flour is naturally gluten-free. Make this dish completely gluten-free by using gluten-free substitutes for other ingredients as needed.
For the pork
|2 (300g)||onions, finely minced (about 2 cups)|
|½ cup (70g)||rice flour|
|1 teaspoon (5ml)||sesame oil|
|1 teaspoon (3g)||dashi powder|
|19oz/550g||pork belly, thinly sliced (10 slices)|
|Salt and pepper to taste|
|Additional rice flour for dusting|
|Vegetable oil for deep frying|
For the sauce
|3 tablespoons (50ml)||soy sauce|
|¼ cup (50g)||sugar|
|¼ cup (65ml)||freshly squeezed lemon juice|
For the toppings
|1 (150g)||red onion, thinly sliced (about 1 cup)|
|Microgreen mix or other sprouts|
In a bowl, combine onions, rice flour, sesame oil, and dashi powder. Divide the dough into 20 equal portions.
Slice the pork strips in half. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and rice flour.
Wrap each dumpling dough with a pork slice. Dust with rice flour.
Deep-fry the pork-wrapped dumplings in 340-350°F (170-180°C) oil for approximately 3 minutes.
In a saucepan, mix soy sauce, sugar, and lemon juice over medium heat.
When the sauce boils, gently coat the dumplings with the sauce, then turn off the heat.
Top with red onions and sprouts, then serve.
- This recipe uses US customary units. Measurement equivalents include: 1 teaspoon = 5ml, 1 tablespoon = 15ml, and 1 US cup = 237ml or 8fl oz. (1 metric cup = 250ml or 8.5fl oz.)
- The cooking time using microwave oven in this recipe is based on 1,000W in the US.
- The temperature and baking time may be different depending on the oven used. Please adjust accordingly.
- All rice flour is naturally gluten-free. Make this dish completely gluten-free by using gluten-free substitutes for other ingredients as needed.