Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Pot Sticker ( 锅(guō) 贴(tiē) )

all purpose flour                      10 oz
water                                       6 oz
chicken/pork                            4 oz    
shrimp                                     1/2 cup
carrot                                       1 cup
celery                                       2 stakes
green onion                             1 piece
ginger                                      0.3 oz
soy sauce                                 1 tsp
salt                                           1/3 tsp
white pepper powder              1/4 tsp
olive oil                                   3 tbsp
sugar                                        1/4 tsp

Step 1.              Prepare the ingredients. Ground the chicken/pork or chop it into fine pieces; dice the shrimp; grate the carrot; mince the celery; mince the green onion and ginger.
Step 2.              Mix the pot stickers fillings. Blend the chicken, shrimp, ginger, green onion, 2 tbsp olive oil, 1 tsp soy sauce, 1/3 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp white pepper powder and 1/4 tsp sugar. Mix them well then add in the celery, keep blending; then add in the carrot. Keep blending till everything mixed well then cover with cling wrap and set in the refrigerator for later use.
Step 3.              Making the dough. Heat up the water till almost start boiling; mix 10 oz all purpose flour with 6 oz hot water by adding water and keeping blending the same time; knead the mixture into a dough; wipe some oil on the inside of a sandwich bag; put the dough into the sandwich bag; seal the bag and set for 30 minutes;
Step 4.              After 30 minutes, take out the dough from the sandwich bag; roll and stretch it into a long strip; divide the dough evenly into about 20 parts; roll each part in your palm to make it shape like a round ping pong; then press down each one with your palm to make it shape like cookie; make the pot sticker wrapper with the help of the rolling pin and some flour; wrap the fillings to make pot sticker;
Step 5.              Mix 1 tbsp flour with 8 tbsp water;
Step 6.              Set the oven at middle heat, add in 1 tbsp olive oil; put all the pot stickers into the fry pan; keep the heat at middle level;
Step 7.              Add in the mixture from step 5 when the side of the pot stickers contacting the pan become gold brown; put on the lid and keep steaming for 10 minutes (during this process you may need to check once whether it's too dry in the pan before time is over)
Step 8.              Take out the pot stickers into the serving plate and enjoy.

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