17 Dumpling Recipes from Around the World
Of all the dumplings out there, there's no doubt that Chinese staples like potstickers kind of run the dumpling game worldwide. Though turkey is not a meat traditionally used in China, this jiaozi recipe from Jennifer 8. Lee's "The Fortune Cookie Chronicles" highlights the best part of the versatile Chinese dish: it's forgiving enough to host just about any filling.
Chicken Siu Mai
Siu mai, or shumai, are small, traditional Chinese dumplings that are usually served as part of dim sum, which is kind of like a Cantonese mix between brunch and teatime -- bite-size eats are served on carts alongside cups of tea. (Yes, please.)
Pork and Bok Choy Wonton Soup
Some dumplings are baked, some pan-fried, and some, like these pork-filled wontons, are boiled. (This recipe includes making your own wonton wrappers, but storebought wrappers are an easy alternative.)
A chard and mushroom filling gives these Japanese versions of Chinese jiaozi a healthy twist (which means you can help yourself to guilt-free seconds).
Momos have become the fast food of choice in Nepal, but you'll want to take your time with these potato-and-cabbage stuffed dumplings -- every bite is worth savoring!
Dumplings for dessert? When that dumpling is stuffed with brown sugar and coated in freshly grated coconut, who could refuse?
These tasty lamb-filled dumplings are tiny -- about the size of your fingertip -- which means you can help yourself to as many as you like (though you might have been tempted to do that regardless of size?!).
These simple ricotta dumplings can be made in 30 minutes flat. The sooner they're finished, the sooner you get to enjoy them!
Topfenknoedel with Stewed Red Plums
Even if you're daunted by the thought of trying to pronounce their name -- top-fook-noodle, for the record – these cheesy, brioche-breaded dumplings are definitely worth adding to your dessert repertoire.
Pierogi with Potato Filling and Brown Butter
Making these bite-size noodle-like dumplings is almost as easy as eating them.
Whitefish Quenelles with Beets, Horseradish, and Fresh Herbs
These elegant dumplings are made with three kinds of fish: pike, carp, and whitefish. In case you're wondering, a quenelle usually refers to a creamed fish dumpling and is always egg-shaped or oval.
Just about any meal or dish can be made better with a bit of bacon, and this rule holds true with these bacon-and-ham-filled Swedish breakfast dumplings.
Empanadas with Spicy Pork
Empanadas may not be dumplings in the most traditional sense -- this recipe calls for the empanadas to be baked, for example, as opposed to being fried, steamed, or boiled -- but as small pockets of dough stuffed with a meaty pork filling, they make the cut.
Similar to a stovetop cobbler, this dumpling-and-berry dessert gets its delightfully silly name from the "grunting" sound that the berries make as they simmer in the pan around the sweet dumplings.
Chicken and Dumplings
We know top-notch comfort food, and we make it, too. Yes, chicken and dumplings just might be the ultimate.