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Pork and Peanut Dumplings

Dim Sum and Other Snack Foods

Pork and Peanut Dumplings
1 pound ground pork
1 Tablespoon cornstarch
1 cup vegetable oil
1 large clove garlic, peeled and minced
2 ribs Chinese celery, minced
5 water chestnuts, minced
½ teaspoon mixed salt and black pepper
1 teaspoon sesame oil
½ cup minced coriander leaves and stems
½ cup chopped roasted peanuts
30 - 40 dumpling skins
1 egg white mixed with a tablespoon of cold water

1. Mix pork and cornstarch and two tablespoons of water.
2. Heat one Tablespoon oil in a deep pot, and fry garlic for half minute, then add the celery, water chestnuts, and salt and pepper and stir-fry for two minutes; then set this aside in a strainer over a deep bowl.
3. Put the rest of the oil in this pot, add the pork mixture, and stir-fry for two minutes until no longer pink, then using a slotted spoon set this into the strainer with the celery mixture adding the coriander pieces and peanuts, and mix this well.
4. Take one dumpling skin, put a heaping Tablespoon or two of the pork mixture on it, fold the dough over it and seal its edges or pleat them with the egg white.
5. Bring water to a boil, put the dumplings into a steamer basket, and steam them all for five minutes; then serve.

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