These Pot Stickers were easier than I thought and
the flavor was authentic.
1lb ground pork
1 t salt
1 t pepper
1 t red pepper flakes
1 t sesame oil
3 cloves garlic
1 ½ t fresh ginger
Wonton wrappers, round if you can find them, I could only find the square ones
Place ground pork in mixing bowl.
Add salt, pepper, red pepper flakes and sesame oil to pork
Remove paper from garlic cloves by smashing them with flat knife
Add garlic to pork mixture using a garlic press or microplane, (if you don’t have a garlic press, mince finely)
Peel ginger root and add 1 ½ teaspoon of ginger to pork mixture using a microplane or fine grater (If you don’t have a microplane, get one! They have all kinds of uses.)
Mix all ingredients together
Preheat oven to 350
Make 24 small oval meatballs and place on cookie sheet.
Bake 15 minutes or until pork is no longer pink.
Lay out a wonton wrapper.
Wet edges of wonton wrapper with water.
Place a meatball in center of wrapper.
Crimp edges of wonton wrapper together and pleat using water as “glue”.
Place on sheet pan or plate and cover with damp towel to keep moist.
This didn’t take as long as I thought so I’m already thinking about what else I can stuff into these wonton wrappers.
Heat large skillet on high heat with 2 tablespoons of oil.
Place all pot stickers in pan and brown the bottom of pot stickers. The bottom of the pot stickers should form a crust.
After browning the bottom of pot stickers, add ¾ cup of water to pan and cover skillet with lid.
Steam pot stickers for 5 minutes.
Remove from pan and serve hot with soy sauce.
These disappeared quickly which is always a good sign!
I use microplanes all the time. They're a huge time saver and make pretty garnishes.