Potstickers

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This post is going to be a little bit different in that I am going to show you how to make potstickers rather than tell you. So the pictures are anything fancy but everyone should have this wonderful skill! Potstickers look very intimidating to make but they are actually SUPER EASY!! Yes the first time might take awhile to get a handle on how to fold them or how much filling to put in but that shouldn’t scare anyone off!

So to make these you will need:

Ingredients

  • Wonton wrappers (found in the produce refrigerator section, next to the salad dressings)
  • Filling
    • Normal: 1/2 cup minced onion, 1/2 cup minced carrot, 1/2 cup minced celery, 2 cups seasoned chicken (cooked), 1 egg, 2-3 tbs bread crumbs -all ingredients mixed together. (veggies are cooked)
    • Buffalo Chicken- 1/2 cup minced carrot, 1/2 cup minced celery, 1-2 cups cooked buffalo chicken, 1 egg, 2-3 tbs bread crumbs- all ingredients mixed together
  • Sauce
    • Normal: 2 tsp Garlic, 2 green onions diced, 1 cup light sodium soy sauce, 4 tbs brown sugar, 1-2 tsp red pepper flakes, 1-2 tsp hoisin sauce, 3/4 cup vinegar, 2 tbs sesame oil, 1 1/4 cup water
      • Bring to a boil and cook for 5 minutes
    • Buffalo sauce or Blue Cheese Dressing
  • Oil
  • Water
  • Frying Pan, cutting board, Lid for pan

You can try out so many different flavors and sauces! The options are endless!!

Steps

  1. Set up work station IMG_4247
  2. Wet two touching sides (in an L shape) with water IMG_4248
  3. Add filling to dough. Normally a rounded TBSIMG_4249
  4. Starting with the top, Pinch the sides together. If the filling is to much, take some out to allow all the sides to be closed. (The sides that you brushed with water should touch sides not brushed with water, allowing them to stick together better)
  5. Then fold the sealed sides together making crimps in the dough. The ends will need to be folded up so that the filling doesn’t leak out.
  6. Once all the sides are sealed and crimped shut, place aside until finished.
  7. Warm 1-2 TBS of oil in a frying pan. Once hot, place the potstickers in the oil. (Depending on how big you frying pan is, you might want to add more oil. All the potstickers need to have oil underneath so that they will crisp up and cook.) Allow to cook until the desired color (medium brown) on the bottom. Normally around 3-5 minutes.
  8. Once desired color is achieved, add 1/4 cup water. Again depending on how big your pan is you might need to add more. Careful not to get burned from splattering oil. I like to pour the water behind a lid that I use as a shield. Place lid on pan and allow to steam for 3-5 minutes. Once all the water is evaporated remove pan from heat.
  9. Serve with sauces! Enjoy!

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