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!!!