Potstickers have to be my family’s favorite meal, but buying them from a fast food restaurant or in the frozen section at the grocery store yields a very high fat, high sodium product. We decided as a family to create our own and we did.
- Three eggs, beaten
- One tsp. salt
- 1/4 cup melted butter or margarine
- at least four cups of flour
- plastic wrap
- rolling pin
- ½ Lb. ground meat
- seasoning to taste
- You will also need a large boiling pot of water, a large frying pan with 5 tbs. melted butter and say sauce for dipping.
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Rest Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes per batch
You will need to prepare the dough at least 45 minutes before you wish to serve the finished products. For the dough simply mix the wet ingredients thoroughly. You will then add the flour 1/4 of a cup at a time and mix until incorporated. Continue to add flour until a dough ball forms and is no longer sticky. Wrap the dough ball in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes. (You can make the dough in the morning and let it rest all day, but freezing the fresh dough may not yield as tender a product.)
While the dough is resting, mix your ground meat with the chosen flavoring and refrigerate in a bowl. We like to use teriyaki sauce.
After resting the dough you will be ready to assemble and cook the potstickers. It is helpful for this stage to have a kitchen helper to oversee the second half of the cooking process. Place your pot of water over medium-high heat and bring to a rolling boil. Once boiling you will roll out floured pieces of dough into large ravioli size shapes. On half of the ravioli, shape place a small amount of ground meat making sure to leave enough room to fold over the dough and seal the edges. (The best way to seal the edges is to wet with a damp paper towel and seal with a fork.)
Place each finished ravioli on a dry paper towel and collect there until you have six potstickers ready to boil. The kitchen helper should now heat the frying pan until the butter or margarine is melted. Place each potsticker in the boiling water for three minutes and remove. Drain the boiled pasta on a paper towel. After a few seconds draining, you place the pasta into the butter to brown heavily on one side only. After browning, the potsticker is ready to eat. You and your partner will have to work together rolling and filling the dough as well as boiling and pan frying the potstickers. The cooking process takes a little while but the finished product is worth the chaos. You may place the browned potstickers in a warm oven until all are finished cooking. ENJOY!