Shital's-Kitchen: Potstickers

Monday, March 25, 2013

Potstickers

 As the name suggests, Potstickers, the ones that stick in the pot, are deliciously crisp and soft steamed at the same time!

By now you might have guessed that my favorite international cuisine is chinese and that is so true. I somehow tend to make more Chinese flavored and inspired appetizers and finger food because they are so delicious.

So here is my another successful try!
Make the filling of your choice and you will never go wrong :)

Since we are close to the best climate now, that is summer, I sowed some veggie seeds for some fresh produce. I also put a ginger and some garlic in soil for fresh flavors and aroma. I recently found that green leaves could start growing from the cut bulbs of onions with roots. So here is my try: Instead of discarding the bases, I put them in a container with water. Will let you know if they really start growing :)

Finely chop rest of the spring onions.

Use a tbsp. of sesame oil or regular oil. Heat oil in a pan. Saute finely chopped onions, bell pepper, 1 tbsp grated ginger and 1 tbsp. grated garlic and 1 cup finely chopped cabbage.






Add salt to taste, ajinomoto (optional), vinegar and spring onions.

Get rid of moisture! Let the mixture cool!

Use round potstiker wrappers.

Place it in your palm and center 1 1/2 tsp of mixture.

Apply water around the wrapper.

Start pleating the side towards you keeping the opposite side flat (unpleated)

Go slow, if the wrapper dries, apply more water to seal it.



Form these crescent shape potstickers.


Here is a video to show how to fold a potsticker.

Heat a heavy, flatbottom pan. Brush some oil evenly at the bottom for even color.


As the oil heats up, add each potsticker towards the edge, then the center of the pan.




Leave it for 2-3 minutes till the bottom fries and gets golden brown in color.


Add around 3/4 cup of water or enough till the water level reach half the height of the potstickers.
Be careful! As you add water in hot pan and oil, water droplets would start jumping out.


Cover and steam till the potstickers get translucent in color and water evaporates.



 They will start sizzling.

Here are pan full of potstickers ready to be eaten :)

But wait! Time for a picture!

I made this little gel candle in a Clam Shell :) You can do this too!
Specially if you are a seafood lover or make sea food potstickers!!
Pouring gel is so easy and fun!






A little sauce pot and my favorite Gingko shape plate and bowl.

Say Cheese! Oh No, Say Potstickers!!

7 comments:

  1. Sheetal, Where can i find these round potstiker wrappers ?

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    1. Hi Minal,
      I buy those wrappers from a regular grocery store here like Lucky or Safeway. You could also try an Asian super market.

      Shital

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  2. Thanks Shital. Any specific brand that you have tried and if you can recommend. I will check in Safeway. My daughter loves potstickers. I will try this recipe over weekend. By the way ....I love your blog.

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    1. I use Nasoya wrappers for wontons, pot stickers and spring rolls. You will find it in the asian section of the fridge. :) I am making some wonton soup, noodles and rice today! :)

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  3. can I make these wrappers at home. I remember you telling me about it once..

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    1. Oh yes...just posted this recipe. Try it out... it is very easy.

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  4. Wonderful!!! I have been thinking to try out potstickers at home but didn't get a chance... Your post boosted my energy for that :D Lovely post, Shital!!! Have been to your space for the 1st time and happy to connect with you...

    See you sometime @ http://cookingwithsj.com :)

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