Smoky Pork Dumplings—pan-fried and steamed wontons filled with ground pork, minced shrimp, and smoky bacon.
canola oil to fry
In a food processor, grind separately the shrimp and bacon. In the food processor bowl add the processed shrimp, bacon, and pork. Add the remaining ingredients except for the canola oil and process until ground well.
Prepare the dumplings by adding about 2-3 teaspoons of filling to each wonton wrapper. Seal each wonton with water. (The package should have instructions for sealing them according to their brand.) Fold the wonton into a triangle.
In a large skillet add 1-2 tbsp of canola oil over medium heat. Heat the oil for 2-3 minutes until the oil is very hot. Line the skillet with the dumplings forming a ring starting at the sides moving to the center.
Fry the dumpling for 3-4 minutes or until the bottoms are crisp. Then add ¼ cup of water to the pan carefully down one side of the pan. Cover the pan and allow them to steam another 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and move the dumplings to a serving platter.