Cornmeal Dumplings and Pulled Pork

Ingredients: 

3/4 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup cornmeal

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon of salt

2 tablespoons of butter

1 large egg

1/3 cup milk

5-6 cups beef broth (I didn't make my own, but it is on my list to do one day)

2 cups pulled pork

Green onions 

A spoonful of sour cream on top of everything! (It adds a creamy element that completes the dish.)

Directions:

1. Bring your broth to simmer on the stove. Simmer means to keep the liquid just below the boiling point. You should see bubbles forming and gently rising to the surface.

2. Whisk together the egg and 1/3 cup of milk in a bowl.

3.Combine all of your dry ingredients in a large bowl (flour, cornmeal, baking powder,and salt).

4. Now cut in the butter with your dry ingredients with a fork or pastry cutter.

5. Combine your wet and dry ingredients and stir just until everything is blended.

6. Gently drop teaspoons of the batter into your simmering broth. I used a teaspoon drizzled in a little bit of olive oil and another spoon to help me remove the batter. Try not to crowd the dumplings. 

7. Tightly cover the pan and simmer the dumplings for 20 minutes. 

To serve: I started with the pulled pork. The hot broth and dumpling will heat the pulled pork, but if you want to you can microwave the pork for a few seconds. Then I ladled the broth and dumplings over the pork. Lastly I sprinkled green onions on top and added a spoonful of sour cream.


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