Cut the bread crusts into half lengthwise, then into small squares. Stack the 2 slices of cheese together and cut into 1/3, then into 1/5 the other way.
Put all the ☆ ingredients into a bowl and knead together.
Form into round meatballs or dumplings with a piece of cheese in the middle.
Coat the meatballs in flour, beaten egg and bread crusts in that order.
Press the bread crusts on the meatballs by squeezing them on with your hands.
Deep fry in 170°C oil until golden brown.
Turn them over while frying so that they brown evenly.
Use the bread with the crust removed for sandwiches in the morning.
Put the dumplings in a lunch box and bring to a picnic. I have the details on my recipe blog.
Pack them with sandwiches in a basket. They look so cute!
Story Behind this Recipe
I used leftover bread crusts, which I always seem to have, to make crispy crunchy deep fried dumplings that the children love too.
Season these well so that you don't need to serve them with a dipping sauce. If the frying oil is too hot they won't cook through, so be careful. They do cook through fast since they're made of ground chicken, but if you're not sure, split one open and eat it to test.