Spring Lamb Pan-Fried Dumplings

Spring Lamb Pan-Fried Dumplings

Spring Lamb Pan-Fried Dumplings

This appetizer features pan-fried wontons stuffed with lamb and green peas. The mint in the dipping sauce perfectly complements the fatty, gamey flavor of the lamb.

If you don’t love lamb, this is really just a technique-you can stuff these with any kind of meat and vegetables you like.

  • Preparation Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Additional Time: 3 hrs 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 4 hrs 10 minutes

Ingredients for making Spring Lamb Pan-Fried Dumplings

For the Filling:

  • 1 pound ground lamb
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced green onions
  • 2 tablespoons finely diced Fresno chile pepper
  • ¼ cup green peas, or to taste
  • 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt, or to taste
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

For the Dipping Sauce:

  • ¾ cup seasoned rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons finely sliced fresh mint, or to taste

For the Dumplings:

  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 36 wonton wrappers
  • 2 tablespoons butter, or as needed

Directions for making Spring Lamb Pan-Fried Dumplings

  1. Combine lamb, garlic, green onions, chile pepper, peas, salt, pepper, cayenne, and cumin in a bowl. Mix with 2 forks, starting on the surface of the mixture, until ingredients are evenly combined. Wrap in plastic and chill for 3 hours, or up to overnight.
  2. Mix rice vinegar, soy sauce, and mint together in a bowl for dipping sauce. Refrigerate until needed.
  3. Combine beaten egg and water in a small bowl. Brush the edges of a wonton wrapper with some of the egg wash. Drop 2 to 3 teaspoons of filling in the center. Fold over and press edges together while squeezing out any air bubbles. Continue with remaining wrappers and filling. Let rest for about 10 minutes.
  4. Heat butter in a pan over medium heat. Fry batches of dumplings in the hot butter until meat is no longer pink and dumplings are golden brown, about 3 minutes per side. Serve with dipping sauce.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 346
  • Total Fat 16g
  • Saturated Fat 7g
  • Cholesterol 96mg
  • Sodium 1138mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 30g
  • Dietary Fiber 1g
  • Total Sugars 0g
  • Protein 20g
  • Vitamin C 7mg
  • Calcium 50mg
  • Iron 3mg
  • Potassium 280mg

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