How to make Potstickers. So I have this big addiction. I am addicted about frugality. I want to nail this frugal addiction so bad so that I can save money for my daughter’s college tuition and for my son’s future tuition fees. Then there is our retirement… well, I will not talk about it for now because it is stressing me out, so let’s find comfort in this Potstickers.
Why am I talking about frugality and Potstickers at the same time? It is because I have made this Potstickers to save money. You see, my kids love Potstickers so much that they can devour 50 pieces in one seating. For a while, I have been buying it from Costco since it is faster and convenient until I noticed that I am spending so much money for it. So I decided to make my own.
When you go to Costco, the Potstickers cost $14 for 13 pieces; and this is only a 1 meal for 4 people. But when you make your own Potstickers however, you will yield 36 pieces at the cost more or less $10.00.
So making this Potstickers, my dear readers will save you some money. And to be honest this is really very easy to make . Just mix all of the ingredients and let you hand get dirty in sealing the wrapper and VOILA, Posticker meal in its finest. You can make a huge batch and freeze them for future meal. Enjoy it, will yah?
- 1 pound ground pork
- 1 cup shredded green cabbage
- 3 ounces shiitake mushrooms, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, pressed
- 2 green onions, thinly sliced
- Start with ⅛ cup soy sauce
- salt and pepper to taste (add more if needed)
- 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
- 2 teaspoons sesame oil
- 36 won ton wrappers
- Oil for frying
- 2 tablespoons sesame oil Soy sauce, for serving
- In a large bowl, combine pork, cabbage, mushrooms, garlic, green onions, , ginger, sesame oil, soy sauce ,salt and pepper.
- Mix ingredients thoroughly.
- Test the mixture by frying a small amount and season accordingly if needed.
- When you think that the mixture is good enough, place the wrapper in a work surface and spoon 1 tablespoon of the pork mixture into the middle of the wrapper.
- Using your finger, rub the edges of the wrappers with water.
- Fold the wrapper on the edges into half moon shape.
- Do the same to the rest of the pork mixture.
- Using low heat, heat 1 tablespoon of cooking oil in a small frying pan. When hot, brown 4 pieces of the pot stickers in all side then add ¼ cup of water to the pan.
- Cover the pan until the water dries and the pot sticker is cook.
- Cook the pot stickers in batches.