- Servings : 25
- Prep Time : 30m
- Cook Time : 15m
- Ready In : 45m
Yaki Mandu is a Korean dumpling that can be steamed or fried. They look a lot like Chinese pot-stickers. Yaki means fried in Japanese and Mandu means dumpling in Korean. They’re great for parties or as an appetizer. There’s a lot of prep in making these and they take some time, but as quick as you can fry them they’ll be gone!
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil for frying
- 1/2 cup finely chopped green onions
- 1/2 cup finely chopped cabbage
- 1/2 cup finely chopped carrot
- 1/2 cup minced garlic
- 4 teaspoons sesame oil, divided
- 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon monosodium glutamate (such as Ac'cent®)
- salt and ground black pepper to taste
- 2 eggs
- 1 (16 ounce) package wonton wrappers
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 teaspoons rice wine vinegar
- 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds, or more to taste
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and discard grease.
Heat vegetable oil in a separate skillet over medium heat.
Mix green onions, cabbage, carrot, garlic, 1 tablespoon sesame oil, 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, monosodium glutamate, salt, and pepper into ground beef mixture; cook and stir until liquid is evaporated and vegetables are tender, 5 to 10 minutes. Transfer beef mixture to a bowl and mix in 1 egg.
Crack the second egg into a bowl and beat well.
Hold 1 wonton wrapper in the palm of your hand and brush a thin layer of beaten egg on 1 edge. Scoop about 1 teaspoon beef mixture into the center of the wrapper. Fold wrapper in half, corner to corner, to make a triangle and pinch the edges shut, crimping with your fingers to make a seal. Press the air out by cupping your fingers over the dumpling in your palm and pressing lightly.
Fry wontons in the hot oil until 1 side is browned, 2 to 3 minutes. Flip and cook until other side is browned, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer wontons to a paper towel-lined plate to drain using a slotted spoon.
Whisk soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, 1 teaspoon sesame oil, and 1 teaspoon sesame seeds together in a bowl until dipping sauce is smooth. Serve alongside wontons.
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