Yes, I could make these but, I’ve checked out recipes and it’s time consuming. I could possibly even shed some tears in the process. So, I buy them in a bag like this…
They’re only $5 and some change at Wal-mart. And it’s a big bag (1.5 lbs.), that comes with sauce too but, not my sauce. I’ll tell you how to make that shortly.
Add potstickers to a skillet. Next add some water (about 1/3 cup) and cover the potstickers. Steam them about 3-4 minutes on each side, over medium heat.
Drain excess water and add a splash of vegetable oil. Lightly fry the potstickers until they are golden brown on each side.
See how quick and easy that is, if you were making the potstickers you’d still be rolling them up and crimping the edges. I’ll take the bag, thankyouverymuch. I’d like to eat today. And I’m a shortcut kinda’ chick.
While the potstickers are steaming, you can make the dipping sauce. Here’s what you’ll need:
1/4 c. soy sauce
1/2 t. sesame oil (peanut oil is good too)
1 garlic clove, minced
1 t. green onion, minced (I just used 1 green onion)
1 T. water
2 T. hoisin sauce
1/2 t. minced fresh ginger
1/2 t. white sugar
Mix everything except the green onions in a bowl. Stir throughly to dissolve the sugar. Add the green onion and gently stir again. I like the dog bones next to the bowl, it adds that extra appeal to the dish, don’t you agree?
Get some potstickers on a plate and dunk into the sauce or spoon it over your potstickers. This sauce is soooo good, it’s drinkable. Really.
So, do you take shortcuts or are you a totally-from-scratch kinda’ person?