Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Appetizers)

Fried Meat Puffs Recipe

Ingredients : Makes 18

250 g


1/2 cup

3 tablespoons

375 g

160 g


125 ml

1/2 cup



3 tablespoons

1/2 teaspoon

1 tablespoon



Pork (finely minced)

Onion (chopped)

Cooked peas (chopped)


Flour, sifted with 1/4 teaspoon salt


Egg yolk (beaten)

Cold water

Oil for deep frying



Soy sauce

MSG (optional)

Cooking wine



Method :
  • Heat oil and fry pork, onion and peas. Add in seasonings. Fry for a few seconds more and remove. Use for filling.

  • Put flour and salt in a mixing bowl. Rub in margarine until mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Add egg yolk and water and mix to a soft dough. Cover with a damp cloth and let stand for 10 minutes.

  • Roll out dough into long sausage and divide into pieces about the size of a golf ball.

  • Place one ball of dough on a lightly-floured surface and roll it into a thin round circle, 3 inches in diameter. Repeat with the rest of the balls of dough.

  • Place 2 tablespoons of the filling in the centre of each circle.

  • Fold dough into half to enclose filling and form a half-moon. Pinch the edges together to seal. Do the same for the rest of the dough and filling.

  • Heat oil and deep fry the meat puffs over low-medium heat for about 5 minutes or until they are golden brown in color.

  • Remove and drain.

  • Serve hot.

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