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Crab Meat Buns

Dim Sum and Other Snack Foods

Crab Meat Buns
½ pound ground pork
½ pound crab meat, cartilage removed
1 teaspoon grated ginger
2 teaspoons sesame oil
1 teaspoons thin soy sauce
1 teaspoon ground white pepper
2 teaspoons Chinese rice wine
1 egg white, mixed with 1 teaspoon cool water
2 teaspoons cornstarch
30 to 40 round dumpling wrappers
6 lettuce leaves, divided

1. Mix all ingredients and put them in a strainer over a deep bowl; set this aside for twenty minutes.
2. Wet edges of the wrappers and fill each one with scant two teaspoons of minced pork-crab meat mixture.
3. Fold dough in half, and seal or pleat the wrappers
4. Put half lettuce leaves on a steamer basket, put buns no touching each other on half the lettuce leaves and steam for twelve minutes, then serve on a lettuce leaf-lined flat plate.

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