Turkey and Ginger Fried Dumplings

The combination of turkey and spicy ginger makes this dumpling dish a winner.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 45 minutesTotal: 45 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Serves: 4


  • 8 oz. ground turkey
  • 1⁄4 cup plus 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil, divided
  • 2 tsp. freshly grated ginger
  • 2 medium scallions (white and green parts), thinly sliced, divided
  • 1⁄4 cup soy sauce, divided
  • 1 Tbsp. spicy sesame oil, divided
  • 20 dumpling wrappers
  • 1⁄2 cup water
  • 1⁄4 cup peanut oil


  • Heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add turkey and ginger and sauté until turkey is cooked through, about 7 minutes. Reduce heat to medium low and add scallion whites, 2 teaspoons soy sauce, and 2 teaspoons sesame oil. Cook for 5 minutes.
  • Brush the edges of a dumpling wrapper with water. Place 1 scant tablespoon filling in the center of the wrapper. Fold wrapper over itself. Wet the edge of the wrapper with water, and fold in an accordion shape. Place filled dumplings under a damp paper towel while filling the others.
  • Heat peanut oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. When a drop of water sizzles in the oil, work in batches to fry the dumplings. Fry the dumplings on one side for 2 minutes or until golden brown. Flip and fry for an additional minute. Drain on paper towels.
  • Whisk together remaining soy sauce and sesame oil in a small bowl. Serve dumplings with the dipping sauce and garnish with scallion greens.