Recipes from The Huangshan Mountains (Anhui Province), China: Farm Egg Dumplings

Recipes from The Huangshan Mountains (Anhui Province, China)

Farm Egg Dumplings

Country: The Huangshan Mountains (Anhui Province, China)
Course: Side
Makes: 2 to 4 servings


  • 4 oz ground pork
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1 spring onion, minced
  • 2 tsp soy sauce


  1. Mix the ground pork with the ginger, green onion, salt, chicken, and 1 tbsp of the soy sauce. Let marinate for at least 5 minutes.
  2. Heat a pan and pour a very thin layer of the egg onto the pan. Traditionally, this is done by heating up a ladle and then pouring the egg into the ladle to cook, giving it a nice round shape.
  3. Let the egg cook on one side, then drop a tablespoon or so of the pork filling onto one half.
  4. Fold the other half over the top of the filling. The egg should still be runny when you do this—if you let it set, the two halves of the dumpling won’t stick together.
  5. Remove from the pan and set aside until the rest of the dumplings are finished.
  6. Refrigerate and transfer to a steamer when ready to cook. Steam for 10 minutes or until the pork is cooked all the way through.
  7. Serve with soy sauce for dipping.