Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Mandu 만두 Dumplings

Mandu 만두 Dumplings

2 cups of ground beef
2 cups of chopped bean sprout
4-5 mushroom buttons
half onion
half package of tofu
3 cloves of minced garlic
sesame oil
vegetable oil
green onion
24-30 pieces wanton skins / mandu skins

Vinegar-Soy Sauce (Ch'o kanjang) for dipping:

8 tablespoons soy sauce
6 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 teaspoons green onion, finely chopped

2 teaspoons sesame seeds, toasted


Place 2 cups of ground beef into a big bowl.
Add 1 ts of salt, 1 tbs of sesame oil, ½ ts of ground pepper and mix it by hand and push the mixture of meat on the side of the bowl.
Wash bean sprouts, dry well with paper towel or cotton cloth and then chop them to make 2 cups. Add 1 tbs of oil and mix it up. Place it in the big bowl next to the ground meat.
Tip: oil will coat vegetables so that liquid would not come out from it
Chop 4-5 mushrooms and half an onion and put it into a small bowl.
Add 1 ts of soy sauce, and 2 ts of sesame oil the small bowl in the last step. Mix it by hand and then transfer it to the big bowl.
Squeeze half a package of tofu using cotton cloth or paper towel and put it into a small bowl. Then add a pinch of salt, 1 ts of sesame oil and mix it and put it next to chopped chives.

In the big bowl, add 3 cloves of minced garlic and mix all ingredients by hand.

Place one mandu skin on your left hand and put some filling mixture on the center of the skin.
On the half of the edge of the skin, put a little cold water with your fingertips.
Fold skin in half over filling and press edges together to make ripple shape.
Place some vegetable oil on heated pan and add mandu.
Lower the heat over low medium and cover the lid of the pan to cook.
A few minutes later, open the lid and turn over each mandu.
When the mandu is golden brown, transfer it to a plate.
Serve hot with dipping sauce
For vinegar-soy sauce: Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Stir to dissolve

Mandu 만두 Dumplings

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