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Philana's Dim Sum

Second Place

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
wonton wraps

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