Homemade Potstickers!

I won't lie these little suckers were a bit of work but absolutely yummy! Recently we have been loving the fantastic asian food in Southern California.  Thai, and Vietnamese are my fav!

[recipe title="Potsitckers" servings="8" time="2hrs" difficulty="moderate"]

Potsticker Ingredients:

  • 1 pound of ground turkey
  • 1/2 napa cabbage shredded
  • 4 green onions minced
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • 4 tsp of soy sauce
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger
  • 1 medium clove of garlic minced
  • ground pepper to taste
  • package of gyoza wrappers
  • 1/4 tsp of cayenne pepper
  • 4 tsp of peanut or vegetable oil

Directions:

Salt your cabbage (I used 1/2 tsp or so) and place in a colander to wilt for 20 min. Try and squeeze as much liquid as you can out of it.  Then dump in a bowl with your turkey, onions, egg, soy, ginger, garlic, ground and cayenne pepper. Mix well and then pop in fridge for 30 minutes.

Then take your wrappers and start filling them. I used about a tablespoon, wet one edge with water, fold over and squeeze to seal.

Freeze them on a sheet pan before bagging them for the freezer so they don't stick together :)

So what you are planning to eat now, set aside, and get your skillet out! Place 4 tsp of oil in your pan and heat. Working in batches place 5-6 in pan and brown well on one side.  Reduce the heat to low add 1/2 cup of water and cover the skillet in order to steam and cook the rest of the potsticker. This should take about 7 min all the water should be absorbed. Take the cover off and increase the heat back to medium high to recrisp the bottom.

Serve with the dipping sauce!

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[recipe title="Dipping Sauce" servings="8" time="15min" difficulty ="easy"]

Dipping Sauce Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup of soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp of rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of sweet sherry
  • 2 tbsp of water
  • 1 scallion minced
  • 1/4 tsp of toasted sesame oil (this stuff is super potent, make sure you don't use more than this or it will overpower everything else)

Directions:

Yep you guessed it ..... mix it all together.  Serve with your potstickers.

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