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Philana's Dim Sum
|10||White Castle hamburgers (no pickles), crumbled small|
|1/2 tsp.||five-spice seasoning (shake out slowly to spread)|
|2 tbsp.||soy sauce|
|1 tsp.||dry crushed red pepper|
|5 tbsp.||water, lukewarm (tap water)|
|1 tbsp.||sesame oil|
|1/2 tsp.||ground white pepper|
|Dashes of rice vinegar to season lightly, optional|
|1/2 cup||matchstick carrots (chopped small)|
|1||green onion stalk, chopped into thin slices|
|1/4 cup|| red bell peppers, julienned and chopped small
Mix all ingredients except the wonton wraps. Cut wonton wraps into circles by rounding the corners; use a round cookie cutter. Place 1 tsp. of filling in the center of each wonton wrap; fold sides to form (use water to aid sealing edges) a pleated purse dumpling with the filling even with the top. Refrigerate ½-1 hour. Cook dumplings into boiling water for 5-7 minutes. Remove and drain onto plate and serve.
For the Dipping Sauce, mix the following ingredients together: 7 sesame oil drops or to taste, 1 green onion stalk, finely chopped, Crushed red pepper to taste. Serve in a small bowl.
Submitted by Philana Ford of Chicago, IL