Pot Stickers

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Prep time: 25 Minutes

Total time: 40 Minutes

Yield: Serves 4

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup finely chopped Napa or Savoy cabbage
  • Coarse salt
  • 6 ounces ground pork not all lean
  • 3 scallions finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, toss cabbage with 1/2 teaspoon salt. Let stand 10 minutes. Wrap cabbage in a double layer of paper towels; firmly squeeze out excess liquid. Return cabbage to bowl; add pork, scallions, ginger, soy sauce, and sesame oil. Mix well with a fork. Refrigerate leftover filling up to 2 days.
  2. Work with one wrapper at a time, and keep the rest covered with a damp towel. Spoon one rounded teaspoon of filling in center. With dampened fingers, wet the four edges. To make a triangle, fold wrapper in half over filling, making sure the ends meet and filling is centered; press edges down firmly to seal.
  3. Moisten one tip on long side of triangle. Then bring together both tips on long side, overlapping them slightly; press tips together to seal.
  4. Fold remaining top corner back. Transfer to an oiled plate; cover with a damp towel to keep moist. Repeat with remaining wrappers and filling.
  5. In a 12-inch nonstick skillet with a tight-fitting lid, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat. Add half the wontons and cook, turning once, until lightly browned, about 1 minute per side. Carefully add 1/2 cup water (oil may sputter), cover, and steam until translucent and just cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes. Repeat with remaining tablespoon oil and wontons. Sprinkle pot stickers with scallions, if using, and serve with soy sauce.
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