Thursday, January 27, 2011

Jeanette's Potstickers

My kids love eating anything they can use their hands to eat!!! I love making things where I can make a little extra and freeze for another day. I have been making these Potstickers for years and have always been a hit!!! My Harvest 2 U box came with some Tatsoi this week... Tatsoi is a form of Cabbage... so for this recipe please use what you can get locally... any form of Cabbage will work!! I also used Ground Organic Chicken Breast... you can substitute with a block of Medium to Firm Tofu. Here are your ingredients:

1 Package Won Ton Wrappers
4 Cups Finely Chopped Cabbage, I used Tatsoi
3 Green Onions, Chopped
1/4 Cup Cilantro, chopped
1 Tablespoon Garlic, minced
1 Tablespoon Ginger, minced
1 LB ground Chicken, Turkey (try to buy organic when possible) or 1 Block Tofu, crumbled
3 Tablespoons Low Sodium Soy Sauce
2 Tablespoons Mirin
2 Teaspoons Sesame Oil
1-3 Teaspoons Asian Hot Sauce
4 Tablespoons Olive Oil

Fresh Cilantro, one of my favorite herbs to use.

Green Onions, commonly used in Asian Cuisine

Won Ton Wrappers


Ginger, Hot Sauce, and Ground Ginger

Sesame Oil

Soy Sauce and Mirin

Organic Ground Chicken Breast

In a Large Non Stick Skillet combine the Meat or Tofu, Green Onions, Garlic, Ginger and Hot Sauce.

 Cook until most of the liquid has been evaporated.

Add the Cabbage, Cilantro, Sesame Oil, Soy Sauce and Mirin

Cook until again most of the liquid is evaporated.

Put in a bowl and chill... I threw mine in the freezer for about 15 minutes.

So there are many fancy ways to fold a Potsticker... I went with this fold because it is quick and easy and if your kids are helping you cook, like they should be, it is easy for little hands to get the job done. Place the Won Ton Wrapper on your work surface.

Add about 1 Tablespoon of the mixture in the center.

Have a small ramekin with water handy (this is your glue).  Wet all 4 edges, use your fingers, and please don't saturate, a little will do!

Fold up to make a triangle.

Fold the bottom edges in ...
And fold the top down, it should look like a little envelope filled with goodness as my son Jake would say. Make the entire package of Won Ton wrappers... cook half and freeze the rest.  If you are going to freeze them, you do it before you cook them, place them on a cookie sheet so they are not touching... freeze this way.... once frozen, put in a Freezer Bag and you are done....

In the same pan you cooked the filling in (don't need to wash it, I prefer you don't all that flavor is in the pan) place a few Potsticker's making sure they are not touching. ALWAYS use a good Non Stick Pan... and add about 1/2 cup of water... set heat and med to high.

Cover and cook for about 2 minutes or until water in evaporated... you can crank up the heat if its taking a while.

Uncover and add another 1/2 cup of water

Cover again until water is gone... you will end up with a soft fluffy steamed side, and a crispy browned side... Serve right away with Soy Sauce.

They are crispy, soft, savory, spicy and flat out delicious!!!!!!!!!

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