Saturday, January 20, 2007

Asian Potstickers

We went to a friend's house for dinner and they are not vegan, but they were having a make your own Potstickers dinner. My friend's mother is a 1st generation American WWII bride from Japan - she's 80 years old - and she taught me how to make the wrappers - it's super easy:

Potsticker wrappers:

2 cups flour
1/2 cup boiling water - she stressed that the water has to be boiling.

Mix well - until it forms a stiff dough and then roll it into a log and wrap in plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator until needed. Then just cut a circle off and roll it out until it's very thin and the size you want.

Then fill with whatever you want - we used a mixture of:

grated carrots
chopped green onions
grated ginger
chopped water chestnuts
chopped baked tofu
soy sauce

Then just wrap them up however you like - we tried wrapping like candy wrappers - like envelopes and these - just pull up the edges of the wrapper and squish together - they were all good - bake at 350 until lightly browned.

The dipping sauce is super easy too:

1/2 cup Knott's farm jalepeno jelly
1/2 cup rice wine vinager
1/2 cup soy sauce

They all tried everyone else's potstickers - I of course stuck with my own and everyone agreed that my potstickers were the best - they really did have a lot of flavor.


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