Pot Stickers or Steamed Dumplings
Makes at least 24 dumplings, enough for 4 to 8 people
Time: 30 to 45 minutes
Make these with round wonton wrappers, about 3 or 4 inches in diameter. They are just as easily cooked as pot stickers or steamed dumplings.
1 C ground pork or other meat, or minced shrimp, or shredded crabmeat
� C minced crabmeat
� C minced scallion
� C minced bamboo shoots, water chestnuts, cabbage, or peeled and shredded carrots
1 t minced garlic
1 t peeled and minced or grated fresh ginger
Salt & freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 T soy sauce
� t sugar
1 t dark sesame oil
24 or more round wonton wrappers
4 T peanut oil, if pan-cooking
� C water, plus a little more
1. Combine the first 9 ingredients. Place 1 rounded teaspoon of filling on each wonton wrapper, then fold the wrapper over to form a semicircle. Seal with a few drops of water. Keep the finishing dumplings under a moist towel while you work. 2. To make pot stickers, put the peanut oil in a large, deep skillet and run the heat to medium-high. Place the dumplings, one at a time, into the skillet, seam side up. Do not crowd; cook in two batches if necessary. Cover the pot and cook for about 5 minutes. Uncover and add � C water to the pot; re-cover and cook another 2 minutes, then uncover and cook about 3 minutes more, or until water has evaporated. Remove the dumplings with a spatula and serve with Soy & Sesame Dipping Sauce or Marinade. 3. To steam the dumplings, set up a steamer; to improvise, fit a heatproof plate or a rack above 1 inch or so of boiling water in a covered pot. Steam the dumplings in one or two batches, for about 10 minutes per batch. Serve hot with dipping sauce.
Making Pt Stickers
(Step 1) Place a teaspoon of filling on one half of the dough.
(Step 2) Brush circumference of the circle with a little water or beaten egg.
(Steps 3-4) Fold over and pinch tightly to seal.
Cookbook: How to Cook Everything
Author: By Mark Bittman
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