I am always looking for different way to cook wild game. My oldest daughter had been bugging me about making pot stickers, so I waited until she left for the weekend and tried them. They were great Megan, sorry you were not here to enjoy them. I did not use wild game on this first outing, but I plan on using duck, elk, and anything else I can creatively come up with that may taste well and work. Endless possibilities…
Shrimp and Pork Pot Stickers
Makes 24 dumplings
For Dipping Sauce
For forming and pan-frying
In your work station, you will need your filling you just pulsed, dumpling wrapper, a plate, bowl of your water, and another tray for your finished product.
Take a dumpling and put it on your work plate and dip your finger into the bowl of water and lightly wet the outside of the wrapper.
Then take one tablespoon of your filling and put it in the middle of the wrapper.
Then fold the dumpling gently together pressing the seams together. Leave a small opening at each end of the dumpling so gases can release. Make sure to gently press the dumpling slightly onto one side so the dumpling will cook evenly.
I like to take a fork and press the ends just to assure myself that they will not reopen later. I have a problem of stuffing the dumpling with more filling that I probably should. Call it the American way!
Heat the peanut oil in the non-stick skillet over medium heat until hot, then remove from heat and arrange dumplings in a tight circular pattern seam sides up in oil. Cook, uncovered, over medium heat until oil sizzles. Drizzle 1/3 cup of water over the pot stickers and cover for 8-10 minutes, I reduced my heat to low when I covered my pan. You never flip the pot stickers! Why they cook I cut up about two stocks of green onions and make the sauce.
This is how I cover my pan, but I get a decent seal.
You can check your pot stickers by gently lifting one end, if they look like they need more water you can always add a couple of tablespoons.
Remove the pan, invert the pan over a plate and the pot stickers will easily pop right onto the plate.
They were pretty darn good and opened Pandora’s box on the endless possibilities of what could be made in these.
I emailed a photo of this to one of my friends and he replied “I think I could eat fifty of those things.”
I hope you enjoy.