Fat Hen Weed Dumplings

Fat Hen Weed Dumplings

Dumplings are a dish that’s featured in many of the world’s cuisines. They are traditionally made with a filling wrapped in dough and then steamed or fried. There is a wide variety for the dough and filling that you can use when making dumplings. For this recipe, we will be using Fat Hen weed, a variety of plant that grows in Central Asia and Europe. Fat Hen weed is called as such because the are used mostly as a feed to fatten chickens. They are considered a weed, but are cultivated as a food crop in many different parts of the world.



1 pound fat
2  finely chopped
1 whole carrot finely chopped or shredded
1 cup mushrooms finely chopped
4 tablespoons oyster sauce
4 tablespoons soy sauce
1 cup olive oil
3 cups flour
2 tablespoons salt


In a large bowl, place the flour and the salt, and moisten with boiling water. Knead the dough until it reaches an elastic consistency. Cut into thin sheets and set aside.
Heat the olive oil in a pan then cook the hen weed, shallots, carrots, and mushrooms for 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat then mix with oyster sauce and soy sauce. Wrap the ingredients using the dumpling wrappers, making sure that no air is trapped. Boil the dumplings in a pot, or use a traditional bamboo steamer.