Any Excuse for Potstickers

Chinese New Year was this past weekend, in case you missed it. From my sources still over in that part of the world, I hear it was a wicked good time. But just because I can't join in the authentic festivities over there doesn't mean I can't have a celebration of my own.

For my own little celebration of the Chinese New Year, I decided to make potsickers. Potstickers have been my favorite food ever since I was a wee lad, but it wasn't until lately that the family secret of how to make them was passed down to me. While over in China, I [extensively] studied how they were made and served (remember?). I didn't incorporate any of the eastern techniques this attempt, but I tried a few new approaches.

For the innards, I used a shrimp filling and a faux-sausage filling. (This year is the year of the pig, so I thought I might give those porkers a break.) Along with a somewhat non-traditional filling, I tried a varied of folding methods. The grocery bag, which the family recipe calls for, seemed to work best, although the triangle fold led to a crispier dumpling. Having the multiple fillings and multiple folds made for a great finished product. I was also able to freeze a bunch uncooked for next time. Yum!
Tuesday February 20 2007File under: food

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on Wed 21st Feb, 2007 05:57 pm UTC Saxtor said:
I recall it was for someone's potluck last year but don't really remember who's, however, the potstickers we made last year were tasty! These sound even better!
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on Wed 21st Feb, 2007 06:05 pm UTC Wren said:
It wasn't a potluck, it was a gentlemen's party.
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on Wed 21st Feb, 2007 10:53 pm UTC Jule said:
those look so tasty! YUM! I have had success filling them with tofu, but they taste like tofu.
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on Thu 22nd Feb, 2007 04:03 pm UTC Chris said:
Admit it, the only reason you went to Asia was so you could drop little comments like "While over in China" into your conversation and sound cool. I know because I try it, but somehow when I drop comments like "Last time I was in Tacoma" I just don't get the same cool points.
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on Sun 25th Feb, 2007 05:56 pm PST Siri said:
Wow! You\'ve really stepped up your game since the Top Ramen Days. . . impressive. Speaking of food & Schultzes, I ate lunch at the Globe the other day & thought of you (& yer pa).
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