Doin' it my way.
I got into a bit of a cooking frenzy last week and haven’t been posting because of it. So far, I’ve made chicken pot stickers, potato and pea samosas, falafel, hummus, fish soup, posole, pitas, banana bread, and deviled eggs. I know, I’m a bit crazy.
But it’s so much fun to cook! My problem is making sure to cook relatively healthy foods so we don’t go and gain umpteen pounds from my home cookin’.
The pot stickers were really simple. You just cut everything up into little bits (I only thought of the food processor after having chopped up most of it), add the sauce, and voila! You’ve got the filling. Then the fun part begins….
You can find pre-made wonton wrappers at Asian food markets if you can’t find them at your local grocery. Simply spoon a teaspoon (or, if your like me and always overload things, a tablespoon) of filling onto the wrapper, dab a bit of water around the edge of the wrapper, fold over, and seal, pressing the edges together firmly. You end up with a whole bunch of cute little pot stickers, like this:
You can either steam the pot stickers immediately or freeze them on a cookie sheet, putting them in a plastic bag or tupperware after they’re frozen so they don’t stick together.
This recipe was adapted from Mark Bittman’s How to Cook Everything, one of my all-time favorite cookbooks! I used chicken instead of ground pork and added carrots, celery, and cabbage since they were what I had at the time. You can find the recipe here on his site.