Sunday, August 26, 2007

Tonight's dinner: homemade potstickers

Basic potstickers are pretty easy to make. We took ground pork butt, mixed in chives, sesame oil, salt, pepper, and two egg yolks (I had those on hand, but normally I'd use a whole egg). Then, we wrapped them in wonton wrappers. The only reason we use wonton wrappers instead dumpling wrappers was that the wonton wrappers are square and therefore can be wrapped corner to corner.

They're fried lightly in a few tablespoons of oil, then water was added to the pan (about half an inch of water). The pan was covered to fully cook the dumplings, then the lid pulled off to let the rest of the water evaporate. Once the water evaporates, the bottoms of the potstickers will fry some more. Once they're a nice golden brown, carefully remove from the pan.

The finished product:

We had them with Trader Joe's Mandarin Orange Chicken, sugar snap peas, and rice. It's found in the freezer section and quite excellent.

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