Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Pot stickers & Dipping Sauce

These are the best pot stickers ever ... for real. I kinda make up different ways to fold and wrap the meat in the wonton skin as I go, it kinda makes it fun. They have a lot of prep though so if you don't want to bother with the pot stickers you should at least make the sauce sometime and eat it with frozen pot stickers because it is amazing!! This makes LOTS of pot stickers I usually use a whole package of wonton skins for this recipe.

Pot Stickers (Recipe from Aunt Alissa)

1 lb. ground pork
2-3 green onion, chopped
2 egg yolks
1 tsp. sesame oil
1 tsp. rice vinegar
½ tsp. chili oil
1 tsp. soy sauce
1 carrot, finely grated
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tsp. fresh ginger root, peeled and finely grated
1 cup Nappa Cabbage, chopped
Won ton wrappers
2 T. vegetable oil, for frying.

1. Chop green onion and nappa cabbage. Then, mince your garlic and grate your carrots. Peel and finely grate your ginger.
2. In a medium bowl, combine ground pork, green onion, egg yolk, sesame oil, rice vinegar, chili oil, soy sauce, carrots, ginger, garlic, and cabbage.
3. Drop small spoonful amounts onto your wonton wrappers.
4. Then, wet the edges of your wonton wrappers with water. Make sure you press out all of the air and fold them shut into desired shape to seal them.
5. Place pot stickers in a frying pan with just enough water to cover the bottom of the pan and 2 T. vegetable oil. Turn stove to medium heat. Let the water start to simmer then cover your pan.
6. Cook for 8-10 minutes or until water starts to evaporate and the wonton skins looks translucent.
7. Then, take off the lid and allow the water to completely evaporate. Let the pot stickers cook over medium heat until the bottoms are golden brown, and then lift them up off of the pan with a spatula. Serve with pot sticker dipping sauce.

Pot sticker Dipping Sauce (Recipe from: Aunt Alissa)

¼ cup soy sauce
¼ cup rice vinegar
2 ½ tsp. sugar
1-2 green onion, finely chopped
2 tsp. fresh ginger root, peeled and finely grated
¼ tsp. sesame oil
¼ tsp. chili oil
Dash of garlic powder
Small handful of fresh cilantro, finely chopped

1. Finely chop your green onion and cilantro. Then, peel your ginger and finely grate it. In a small bowl combine soy sauce, rice vinegar, sugar, green onion, ginger, sesame oil, chili oil, garlic powder and add cilantro just before serving. It tastes better the longer it sits

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  1. You forgot to mention to grate and add the ginger with the carrots, onion, and cabbage in the potsticker recipe. I guess your mind can wander a bit when you are going to have a baby tomorrow.