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Potstickers

| January 2, 2014

OPEN KITCHEN with NATHAN SCOTT

 Potstickers

Chinese dumpling wrappers can be found in the refrigerated section of well-stocked grocery stores.

Ingredients

Makes about 30 dumplings

  ½ pound lean ground pork  
  1 large egg white  
  1 medium carrot, peeled and grated  
  1 scallion, thinly sliced  
    Zest of ½ lime, finely grated  
  2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced  
  ½ teaspoon fresh ginger, peeled and grated  
  1 tablespoon soy sauce, plus more for serving  
  1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil  
    Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper  
    Cayenne pepper  
  30 3-inch round Chinese dumpling wrappers  
  2 tablespoons vegetable oil  

 

Directions

 

  1. Stir the ground pork together with the egg white, carrot, scallion, lime zest, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, and sesame oil.  Season with salt, black pepper, and a pinch of Cayenne pepper.
  2. Place 1 to 2 teaspoons of the pork filling in the center of one of the dumpling wrappers.  Moisten the edge of the wrapper with a little water, and then fold the wrapper in half to make a half-moon shaped dumpling.  Crimp the edges of the wrapper together to completely encase the filling.  Place the finished dumpling on a parchment-lined baking sheet and cover with plastic wrap as you continue to make additional potstickers.
  3. Heat the oil in a skillet set over medium-high heat.  Arrange the potstickers, seam-side-up, in the skillet and cook until the bottoms of the dumplings are golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes.  Add 1 cup of water to the skillet and cover.  Steam the dumplings until cooked through, 5 to 6 minutes.  Remove the cover and continue to cook until the water has evaporated and the bottoms of the potstickers have recrisped, 3 to 4 minutes.  Serve with soy sauce, for dipping.

Nathan Scott is the author of Nathan Scott’s Open Kitchen:  Annual Recipes 2011

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