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JAMAICAN BEEF DUMPLINGS

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  • 1/2 cup finely chopped scallion
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 3/4 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 4 cups vegetable oil, divided
  • 1/2 lb ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons fine dry bread crumbs
  • Hot sauce (preferably Jamaican)
  • About 30 dumpling or wonton wrappers
  • Cook scallion, onion, curry powder, and thyme in 1 1/2 Tbsp oil with 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper in a 10-inch skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in beef and bread crumbs and cook until meat is just cooked through, about 3 minutes. Season with hot sauce. Cool.
  • Put a rounded tsp filling in center of a wrapper. Lightly brush edge of wrapper with water, then fold in half (diagonally if square) and press to seal. Form remaining dumplings.
  • Heat 1 inch oil to 350°F in a 12-inch skillet. Fry dumplings in 3 batches, turning once or twice, until golden-brown, 2 to 3 minutes per batch.

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