Pot Stickers

Pot Stickers
Since my last recipe using wonton wrappers was so much fun, my daughter and I decided to tackle Pot Stickers. Like the Barbecued Asian Lettuce Wraps from a couple nights ago, pot stickers are on many restaurant appetizer menus. Especially your favorite Chinese restaurant. My daughters love the pot stickers from the Costco freezerland. I was hoping to make a healthier version. The filling is simple enough to toss together. The time comes in when you are filling the wonton wrappers. I decided to while away the time with a nice cosmo to keep my spirits up. We also had some of my famous Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry (check back to Dinner #13) with brown rice. Threw in a dozen shrimp with the chicken for a little excitement on a Tuesday night. We are wild round here.

Pot Stickers

1/2 pound ground turkey - can also try ground pork which is more traditional
1/2 head green cabbage, finely chopped
2 green onions, sliced thin
about 1 TB grated ginger root
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp sugar
1 tsp sesame oil
1 package wonton wrappers, about 50
vegetable oil

sauce - mix together

3 TB soy sauce
2 TB rice wine vinegar
1 tsp brown sugar
dash sesame oil

Cook ground turkey in pan. Drain and set aside. Mix together cabbage, green onion, ginger root, salt, sugar, sesame oil and cooked turkey. Chill in frig about 30 minutes.

Place about a teaspoon on the mixture in the center of the wrapper. Brush edges with water. Fold over and press to seal. You can crimp it if you are feeling adventurous. Place finished pot stickers in freezer for about 10 minutes.

Heat a large pan and add about 2 tablespoons of oil. Place pot stickers in pan - don't crowd them. Cook about 30 seconds then flip and cook additional 30 seconds. Add about 1/4 cup water, cover pan and cook about 3 - 4 minutes. Remove to paper towels to drain. Serve with dipping sauce.

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