We had a blast making this fun Asian dish with its flavorful tofu filling. Pan-fried and served with a homemade sweet and sour dipping sauce, the outcome is so delicious that you’ll never want to order in dumplings again!

STEP ONE – Preparations

  1. Get out a cast iron pot and a large frying pan
  2. Get out a medium pot, a steamer basket, and a serving platter.
  3. Get out a small bowl.

STEP TWO – Make the Filling


1 16-ounce block extra-firm tofu
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon minced garlic
5 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons chili paste
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
5 chopped green onions


  1. Slice the tofu in half horizontally, wrap in paper towels, and place a cast iron skillet on top for 10 minutes to press out some of the moisture.
  2. In the large frying pan, heat the oil over medium heat.
  3. Use your hands to crumble the tofu onto the hot oil.
  4. Add the garlic and cook for 5 minutes.
  5. Add the soy sauce, honey, chili paste, and vinegar and cook for 5 minutes.
  6. Add the sesame seeds and onions.
  7. Remove the pan from the heat and set aside.

 STEP THREE – Prepare the Dumplings


32 won ton wrappers (⅔ 12-ounce package)


  1. Place the wrappers on a clean surface in a diamond shape.
  2. Divide the filling among them.
  3. Bring the top and bottom tips together into a triangle.
  4. Dampen your fingers and pinch to seal the seams.
  5. Repeat this process until all the wrappers are filled.

STEP FOUR – Steam and Pan-Fry the Dumplings


1 tablespoon sesame oil


  1. In the large frying pan, heat the oil over high heat.
  2. Fill the large pot with 2 inches of water and bring to a boil.
  3. Once the water is boiling, reduce the heat to medium-high.
  4. Place the steamer basket in the pot and add as many dumplings that will fit without overlapping.
  5. Cover and steam for 4 minutes.
  6. Once steamed, add to the pan and pan-fry for 2-3 minutes.
  7. Transfer to the serving platter.
  8. Repeat this process until all the dumplings are cooked.

STEP FIVE – Make the Sweet and Sour Sauce


6 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
3 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 tablespoon chili oil
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 minced green onion


  1. In the small bowl, combine the soy sauce, vinegar, oil, garlic, and onion.
  2. Serve alongside the dumplings.

Recommended Serving Size: 8 dumplings with 2 tablespoons sauce

Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 protein, 2 fat

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