I remember how much my 7 yr old loved the potstickers that we had at a family friends house one time - made from scratch. I decided to see if I could trick him with a veggie potsticker.
Forgive the crappy cell phone pics -
These were super simple to make once you got the hang of sealing them up - I got into a rhythym and it went quickly! You can fill these with whatever you want. I found it worked better not to boil them (first couple I tried to boil them pan fry and fell apart), so if you are using meat and don't boil them, you probably want to cook the meat prior to filling.
|I put a fair amount of filling in these, the way I folded and cooked them you don't have to be as careful about sealing them up perfectly|
|Excuse the couple burned ones, it took a batch to get the heat and the timing right!|
1/2 container baby bella mushrooms
1 cup green cabbage
1/3 white onion
2 cloves garlic
finely dice veggies
1/2 inch ginger, grated
1/3 block extra firm tofu, finely cubed
2 green onions, thinly sliced
2 tbsp Kikkoman Takumi teriyaki sauce
5 tbsp coconut oil
30 won ton wrappers
Saute veggies and ginger in a little coconut oil until soft, salt to taste, remove from pan
Add some more oil and throw in tofu - once it starts to brown a little add teriyaki and green onions, toss for a minute, then add tofu to veggies, stir to combine
Put a tbsp or so of filling in the middle of won ton wrapper, wet each edge with your finger dipped in water. Bring all four corners to the middle and seal edges.
Make 5 potstickers - then add to pan with a little oil and a couple tsp of water - heat may be variable depending on the pan/range, but I found my sweet spot to be just under medium heat. Put a lid on the pan to steam/fry the potstickers and continue making the next batch. I found that I could make 3 potstickers in the time it took to cook one side, so I would flip them, put the lid back on and make two more.
Remove pot stickers, add five more, a little oil, a little water, lid on, repeat. I minimized oil splash by removing the pan from the stovetop, adding the uncooked potstickers, then the water, then the oil - then quickly putting back on stovetop and putting the lid on.