21 December 2015

Pan Fried Dumplings (Guo Tie)

Chinese name: 锅贴 (guō tiē)
Characteristics: Pan Fried Dumplings are fresh and tasty. The wrapping is crispy and with attractive deep yellow and white color, while the fillings are fragrant and delicious.

Pan Fried Dumplings, sister food of fried dumplings, are popular throughout China. They are made of a simple flour dough wrapping filled usually with pork mixed with all kinds of seasonal vegetables. The shape differs from area to area, and the most unique are the pouch-shaped ones in Tianjin.
Pan Fried Dumplings

leek, 150 g
chopped lean pork, 200 g
flour, 100 g
green onion
soy sauce
Cooking wine
pepper powder
Note: the amount of the ingredients especially the seasonings listed above can be appropriately used according to one's personal taste.
Ingredients of Pan Fried Dumplings

Preparation: Wash and clean the leek, green onion and ginger, chop them on the chopping board, and place into separate plates.
Preparation for Pan Fried Dumplings


  Step 1: Pour the flour into a small basin. Add in some salt and stir it well. Make a hole in the middle and gradually add small quantities of water until it forms into small pieces. Sprinkle some more water on the flour pieces and stir by hand to form a paste on a board and smooth it out. Put it into the basin to be fermented.
Mix up Dough

  Step 2: Place the chopped lean pork in a small basin or a bowl. Add in the cooking wine,  salt and pepper powder. Stir well. Add in the chopped green onion and ginger, and stir well again. Add in some soy sauce and the chopped leek. Stir well once more.
Prepare Dumpling Filling

  Step 3: Place the flour paste on the board. Sprinkle some corn starch on it. Rub it by hand again. Cut a small section from the paste to be rubbed into a stick. Press the flour stick into a small dough ball. Roll it flat with a rolling pin. Put some of the prepared filling in the center of the wrapper. Fold and pinch the wrapper from the middle to the two outer sides. A crescent-shaped dumpling is the result. Repeat to make more dumplings.
Make Dumplings

  Step 4: Place the pan over a medium heat until hot. Brush a thin layer of oil in the pan, and place the dumplings in the pan one by one. Sprinkle some water on the dumplings evenly, and cover to steam for about 8-10 minutes. Remove the cover and sprinkle some water and pour in some oil again. Cover and steam it for another 5 minutes until the bottom of the dumplings turns golden yellow and the wrappers turn yellowish white.
Frying Dumplings

  Step 5: Now, turn off the fire, pick the delicious Pan Fried Dumplings out of the pan, and serve.
Pan Fried Dumplings Completed

 Our Guests Enroll in the Cooking Class:
On Oct. 26, 2010, Ms. Carla Bianca Ferreira & Mr. Armand Barnard had a special family visit tour of TravelChinaGuide in Xian. During the tour, they didn't only know about the Chinese people's life, but also learned to cook Pan Fried Dumplings (Guo Tie) from the friendly hostess. They were astonished by the hostess' deft fingers under which a pan of dumplings was just made wthin about 30 minutes.