Pot stickers

18 Apr

The wonton wrapper is a rarely used item in the supermarket, but just by making this dish I see endless possibility within view. Any combination of meat and finely diced vegetation can be wrapped up in this device. It can then be steamed, seared, boiled, or broiled… truly a multi-tasker.

Inspiration for this is a combination of a Good Eats episode called ‘Wonton Ways’ and an article in the Everyday Food magazine.

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 pounds ground turkey
  • 4 scallions
  • Dark soy sauce to taste (I found some seasoned with ginger)
  • A couple decent pinches of salt
  • Black pepper to taste

Method:

  • Mix all ingredients in a bowl
  • Place roughly a teaspoon sized amount in the center of one wrapper
  • Wet two edges of the wrapper and bring up the remaining dry corner to the wet corner. Press this to seal into a triangle shape.
  • If you would like (...and I do) wet the floppy-ish corner of the triangle and fold them back behind the wonton. I found this helps to keep it sealed shut for some reason.
  • Sear for 2 min on medium-high heat in a large skillet with the lid on.
  • Pour just enough broth (...I used chicken, but it doesn’t really matter) to coat the bottom of the pan. Immediately put the lid back on and let them steam for an additional 2 min. This will help to cook the other side and to deglaze the pan so that the wontons can be removed.

One Response to “Pot stickers”

  1. Mouse April 27, 2006 at 3:47 pm #

    I wish they served decent food on campus for a reasonable price. ):

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