Saturday, December 31, 2011

Pot Stickers

We all love pot stickers around here. It is hard to find good frozen ones at the store so I decided to make a bunch of my own and freeze them. This made for one very happy Blog Tech. He loves Asian anything.


The ingredients.


Chop about 4 cups of napa cabbage fine and sprinkle it with 2 teaspoons of salt. Toss it around and let it sit for about 30 minutes. Squeeze it dry in a towel.



Place 2 pounds of ground pork and 1 pound of ground chicken in a bowl.


Add about 6 sliced green onions.


This is a clever item I bought at the Country Living Fair. It is a garlic grater and it does it's job very well.


You rub the garlic over the plate and then push it into a pile with the brush.


Add 6 cloves of grated garlic to the bowl.


Add 1/4 cup of rice wine to the bowl.


The garlic grater also grates ginger! Grate 3 tablespoons of ginger and add it next.


Add 2 tablespoons of soy sauce, 4 teaspoons of sesame oil, 1 teaspoon of fish sauce, 1 teaspoon of sugar and about 1 tablespoon of freshly ground black pepper. Mix this all together very thoroughly.


For the dipping sauce, mix 6 tablespoons of soy sauce, 2 tablespoons of rice vinegar, 2 teaspoons of sugar, 1 teaspoon of chili oil, 1 teaspoon of sesame oil and several thinly sliced green onions. Whisk well until sugar melts.


Put a good movie on your TV and settle in for some pot sticker making. Use either square or circular wonton wrappers. Crack an egg and add the white to a shallow small bowl.


Rub the egg white around the edges of the wrapper and put about a teaspoon of the meat mixture in the middle.


Fold one pointed edge to meet the other and press the perimeter until sealed.



Lay them on a parchment covered cookie sheet and freeze them. Then place them in ziplock freezer bags and place them in your freezer until ready to cook.

Fry them in one layer in some vegetable oil until they are golden on one side. Remove to a plate until they have all been browned. Then, return them to the pan and add 1/2 cup of water. Cover and let them simmer for about 10-12 minutes until cooked through and the water has been absorbed.


Yum.....they are crisp on the brown side while soft on the other. Serve with the dipping sauce. This recipe made 100 pot stickers.

I Hope You All Have a Safe New Years Eve!!!



12 comments:

Pricilla said...

I love pot stickers! They look yummy.
Happy New Year to all of you too!

Adsila said...

Looks so good! Happy New Year!

Sapphire said...

can you bake them rather than frying? I love pot stickers but I never tried making my own. I think I'll be picking up the stuff to make them at my next grocery run!

SharleneT said...

I love pot stickers, too, and love the idea of making my own. Really love the instructions. I've been up to my elbows in getting orders out but didn't want to miss an opportunity to wish you and yours a very Happy New Year filled with great moments and projects that you'll share with us!

Beverly@Beverly's Back Porch said...

OMG! These are the best looking pot stickers I've ever seen. You are so right about the garlic grater. I use the one you sent me everyday. My nephew will think he has died and gone to heaven. Thank you.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Yum! Happy New Year to you all!

laurie said...

oh these look good, yum!
I have a garlic plate just like that, I cooked for one of the editors for country Living mag at their summer place up here in Canada and it was in the kitcjhen for me to use, I loved it and she gave it me when my two weeks cooking for themcame to an end.Sadly it was broken on the boat trip home but I glued it and so far so good!
I have never saw anyone around here with one like it.
HappyNew Year to you and your family

thecottagebythecranelakeolof1 said...

I can't remember eating thsese even though I love asian food. I'll keep these in mind for the coming year!

Have a good end of this year and a happy new one!
Christer.

Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail said...

That garlic grater is neat! Love pot stickers so thanks for recipe. Happy new year!

A Seasonal Cook in Turkey said...

I've never heard of pot stickers but they look delicious! Make my mouth water actually! And that garlic grater looks really nifty - I am in Sydney right now so maybe I can find one here!
Happy New Year to you!

TARYTERRE said...

Never had a Pot Sticker. I resolve to change that in the new year. HAPPY 2012. May joy and happiness surround you. Take care.

christinalfrutiger said...

I used to make these but have not for quite a long time...now you have inspired me to try them again and I'll use your recipe this time...they look delicious!
Maybe the others that commented that they hadn't heard of them before...they are also known as goyza, wontons...and Korean mandu...all very similar ingredients.
PS. Loved the BT's Beatles video as I'm a huge Beatles fan...and what a clever album cover...a dead ringer for the lads! :)