Making Steamed and Fried Mandu Dumplings is a bit labour-intensive, I’m not going to lie. This really should have made enough for two different meals (so 4 servings total), but it was really delicious; we ate until we were miserably full. So I don’t recommend that.
If you can get other people to participate in the making, it’s much faster-but this took me less than an hour to make, including waiting for the water to boil for steaming and cooking.
Succulent Steamed and Fried Mandu Dumplings
These steamed and fried mandu dumplings are a must try of you love Korean cuisine. This is also fun to make, so gather your friends and give these a try.
- ½ pound ground pork (minced pork)
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil - for pan-frying
- 2 tablespoons garlic - chopped
- 1 pinch salt - to taste
- 1 pinch ground black pepper
- You may use a mandolin or food processor to shred the cabbage to save time, a vegetable peeler, or carefully chop with a good knife.
- Mix the ground pork, cabbage, and garlic, and salt and pepper together.
- In an assembly line, have a small bowl of water and a plate to put the filled dumplings on.
- For each wrapper, wet half of the edge (half a circle) with the water and fill with the filling. This will probably be about 1 to 2 tablespoons of filling.
- Fold over in half, and press the edges together.
- When done, place half in a steaming basket and heat the oil in a large frying pan (make sure it has a lid).
- While the steamed dumplings are steamed, you can pan fry the others- let brown on both sides, about 2 minutes each, on medium-high heat. Add in about 2 to 3 tablespoons of water and cover (this will help cook the mandu through).
- Let the mandus cook for about 4 minutes, until the dumplings are cooked through, and the water has evaporated.
- By now, the steamed dumplings should also be done.
- Serve with kimchi, gak dukki (kimchi turnips), and more shredded cabbage.
Calories: 256kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 10gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 50mgPotassium: 255mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 48IUVitamin C: 18mgCalcium: 33mgIron: 1mg
How did this recipe turn out for you?We’re eager to hear your thoughts!