A Lazy Man's Pot Stickers
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Serves: 40
A nontraditional take on pot stickers, this version cooks up a large quantity of filling (which is usually used raw) and can be frozen and used for lettuce wraps at a later date!!)
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 454 g ground pork
  • 454 g ground beef (you can use chicken if you like)
  • 2 chopped green onions
  • 5 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 2 tsp cornstach or other thickener (like potato starch or rice flour)
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp freshly ground pepper
  • 1 package wonton wrappers
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • ½ c water
  • ½ c soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • chopped green onion
  1. In a large pan, heat 1 tbsp vegetable oil and add ground meat.
  2. Cook the meat breaking apart the mixture until it is no longer pink (about 7 minutes)
  3. Remove meat to a dish and leave oil in pan; add garlic and stir while it softens
  4. Add green onion to the garlic and stir for about 1 minute; then return meat to pan.
  5. Add 2 tbsp soy sauce, sesame oil, 1 tbsp hoisin sauce, cornstarch, 2 tbsp water, salt and pepper; stir well.
  6. On a clean surface, open up wrappers and have a small dish with water ready for assembly.
  7. Working one wrapper at a time, put a tablespoon of filling in the center of a wrapper.
  8. Brush water along the edges of the circle, and holding the dumpling between the thumb and forefinger of your left hand (or right hand, if left-handed), seal like a ravioli (the traditional way, if you choose to make them that way, is sealing them by using your dominant hand to pleat and seal the edges of the sealed dumpling....stand sealed dumplings on an even surface, gently pressing to flatten their bottoms).
  9. As you finish the dumplings, place them on a clean baking sheet and cover gently with a damp cloth or paper towel.
  10. Continue until you are finished and flash freeze all the dumplings you are not going to cook to use at another time.
  11. When all the dumplings are filled and sealed, heat the vegetable oil in a flat-bottomed pan until hot but not smoking.
  12. Arrange half the dumplings flat-side down in the hot oil and cook, uncovered, for 3 minutes. Add the ½ cup water, cover tightly with the lid, and reduce heat to medium.
  13. Cook 8-10 minutes, until all the liquid has evaporated and the dumplings are crisp on the bottom.
  14. Shake pan to loosen dumplings; turn out onto a plate and cover with foil.
  15. Repeat with remaining dumplings.
  16. In a small bowl, mix ½ cup soy sauce, 2 tbsp hoisin sauce and green onion; serve the dumplings warm with the dipping sauce on the side.
Recipe by Just Crumbs at https://justcrumbs.ca/2017/01/16/a-lazy-mans-pot-stickers/