Fried Dumplings

Aug 26, 2021

Fried Dumplings are a popular bread-style side. They are fit to accompany any meal throughout the day, but they’re usually enjoyed with breakfast. The dough is made with flour, baking powder, and butter, and it’s easy to prep and fry up.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp salt (if using salted butter or margarine use 1/2 tsp salt)
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter or margarine (cold)
  • 3/4 cup cold water
  • 1/2 cup cooking oil


  1. Combine flour, salt, and baking powder in a bowl
  2. Blend butter into dry ingredients with hands or mixer until crumbly
  3. Add water, a little at a time, to dry ingredients until dough holds together (you may not need all the water). Sprinkle with more flour if the dough is too wet.
  4. Knead dough until smooth; do not over knead. Wrap in plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 15 minutes
  5. Shape dough into 8 small balls (enough to fit in palm)
  6. Pour cooking oil into the frying pan until it is high enough to cover your rolled dumplings to half their height.
  7. Set stove to medium heat. Once the oil is hot, place dumplings carefully into the pan
  8. As each side browns continually turn dumplings until all sides are brown and dumplings are light and fluffy. When fully cooked they will be light brown and crispy outside and sound hollow when tapped.
  9. Place on the paper towel to drain any excess oil and serve hot.