Tofu and Mushroom Potstickers: Recipe and How to Fry Them . . . Properly

Looking for something gourmet to make that not everybody knows how to make from scratch for company, your significant other, or just to brag that you can make it?  How about giving potstickers a try?  They look daunting (at least they did to me) but are almost laughingly easy, versatile, and very quick to make.

Potstickers Photodinners Here’s how I made them:

Potstickers Photodinners

  • Drain the liquid from your firm tofu (it’s suggested that you leave it for an hour with a plate on top of the tofu with something Potstickers PhotodinnersPotstickers Photodinnersheavy on top of the plate.  I only did this for 10 minutes, though)
  • In 1 Tbsp of sesame oil, Fry up garlic, about 6 cloves, 1 Tbsp ginger, and half of an onion.
  • Add 2 Tbsp soy sauce, 6 small mushrooms and crumbled tofu.
  • Fry until there is no moisture.
  • Taste.  Does it taste unbelievably yummy?  If not, add whatever you think it needs.  Try cillantro, more of an ingredient above, pepper . . . etc.
  • Get out your wanton wrappers (round or square) and lay out.
  • Fill with about a teaspoon or filling
  • Brush sides of wanton with water and cornstarch mixture to seal it (3:1 ratio)
  • Close.  Continue to do this with about 30 wantons.  You can freeze them at this point.

 

 

Now here’s how to cook potstickers properly:

Potstickers PhotodinnersHeat up 1 tsp cooking oil in a pan.  Drop in 8 wantons. Cook for about three minutes.

  • Turn and add about 2 Tbsp water.  Cover pan to steam.  Cook for another three minutes.
  • Et voila!

 

Potstickers PhotodinnersWant a sauce to accompany it?  Try mixing crushed garlic (1 tsp), sesame oil (1/2 tsp), rice vinegar (1/2 tsp), honey (1/2 tsp), lime (1/2 tsp), and soy sauce (2 Tbsp) . Delicious!

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