Vegetarian Potstickers

I like these Potstickers alot, very de- lish. I usually make them with chicken but for the 28 day veggie challenge we will be omitting the bird. So let’s take a look at the ingredient list  . . .

  • 1/2 head of cabbage shredded
  • 1 cup of shredded carrot
  • 2 cup of broccoli slaw
  • 1 cup of bean sprouts
  • 1 cup of julienned snow peas
  • 1 tsp of crushed garlic
  • 1 tsp of minced ginger
  • 1 tbsp of minced lemongrass
  • 2 tbsp of reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tsp of sesame oil
  • 1 tsp of cilantro
  • 1 package of won ton wraps
  • 1 cup of vegetable stock
  • canola oil to pan fry

So first off a little disclaimer here – I’m a “dash of this, dash of that ” to taste kinda cook. When I look at a recipe, I “tweak” it to my liking – more of this , less of that. Also, these recipes are in my head – scary – so I’m guess- timating the quantities, feel free to make it your own if you like an ingredient more, ie – cilantro.

In a large saute pan on medium to medium high heat add 2 tbsp of canola oil, once hot add cabbage, toss a few times, then add carrot, toss, then broccoli slaw, toss, sprouts, toss, snow peas. Now we are going to flavor our stuffing, add garlic, ginger, soy sauce, lemongrass, sesame oil, tossing a few times, We wnat cooked but still firm vegetables –Al Dente .

Remove from heat and let cool a little. Now we are going to use cuisinart to rough chop the veggie mix so they will fit better in the won ton wrappers. We will do batches of 2. A few quick pulses for each batch –  around 3 pulses should work.

Now to stuff the won tons. This can be tricky, the less you play with them, the better off you are. You will need a little container of water to moisten the edges of the won ton. Using  less than a tbsp to fill the wrappers, more than this will cause the won ton to break , place in middle of wrap, then take point of won ton and fold to other point – creating a triangle like pouch, now pinch the ends to seal, place on a dry plate – careful not to let them touch – or they will stick together. You should get approx. 36.

In a large saute pan add enough canola oil to coat the bottom lightly – we will probably do 3 batches of twelve depending on size of pan. We are crisping them lightly – then with tongs turning to crisp other side. Now we will add 1/4 cup of vegetable stock and then cover- use a round pizza pan – works really good – we are steaming them now- you will see the won ton change color a little and take on a pasta – like texture. Remove from pan.

Here are some suggestions for sauces if you like – i like them plain or with hot mustard. A little soy and ginger or apricot sauce. If you have any suggestions , leave a comment. Publix in their produce section has herbs in a tube-cilantro, ginger, lemongrass – can’t remember the brand name off hand – but they are great for this. Also if you do not want to buy a whole head of cabbage – substitute cole slaw mix. The first time you make these they might seem a little intimidating – but they are so good you will want to make them over and over again, learning your own little tricks.

Enjoy !


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