Monday, June 2, 2008

Golden Fried Dumplings (a.k.a potstickers)

These are definitely a favorite, and they are not nearly as hard as you might think. My only tip is be sure to use a non-stick frying pan. They aren't called potstickers for nothing.

Ingredients:

  • 1 bundle chopped green onion
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1 lb chopped napa cabbage
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons oyster sauce (or 1 tablespoon sugar)
  • 3-4 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon chopped ginger root
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 packages gyoza/potsticker wrappers

Directions:

Chop Chinese cabbage. Put in blender with water and blend well. Drain. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt and mix together. Let sit for 5-10 minutes. Squeeze water out, but not to dry. Mix cabbage with other ingredients to a very fine paste.

Place small amount of filling, approxiamtely 1 teaspoon, in the middle of each wrapper. Moisten edges of the wrapper and seal the edges.

Heat frying pan and add 2 tablespoons oil. Line frying pan with dumplings, flat side down. Fry until the bottom of the dumplings are golden brown, then add 1/2 cup water and cover the frying pan. Turn heat to medium. Let the dumplings steam until almost all the water has evaporated and the skins are somewhat transparent.

Serve dumplings with sauce made of soy sauce, sesame oil and vinegar (mix to taste).

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