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Successful new recipe tonight

January 25th, 2007 at 06:16 pm

We happened to be watching America's Test Kitchen last weekend and saw a recipe we wanted to try ourselves - Pot Stickers. They made theirs with ground pork, which is out in our house since a) we're Jewish and don't eat pork and b) we're nearly vegetarians and hardly ever eat meat. So I took on trying out the recipe with a few modifications.

Thursday is my short day at work, so I stopped at the store and picked up supplies: shitake mushrooms, Chinese cabbage, scallions, won ton wrappers (wanted gyoza wrappers but couldn't find any - have to go to the Asian market next time).

Using the ATK recipe as a guide, I chopped, salted and drained the cabbage, chopped the scallions and mushrooms, added a couple of egg whites and, in place of the pork, mixed in vegetarian ground beef substitute. I assembled the pot stickers and froze about half the batch - it made lots! I held the rest aside for us to eat tonight. I also made the scallion dipping sauce that ATK had the recipe for.

While I was cooking the pot stickers, I also cooked up a pot of brown rice to eat on the side.

I was fully expecting my daughter not to like them. I even told her she could make Ellio's pizza as a back-up dinner if she didn't like them.

Well, there was no Ellio's eaten at our house tonite. My daughter ate 7 or 8 of the pot stickers, as did my wife and I. I even had to get up part-way through and cook another batch. One more recipe to add to the family dinner list. Plus, we have a ziploc bag full of frozen pot stickers that we can make next time. I have to figure out approximately what the whole batch cost to make, but I'm sure it wasn't a whole lot.

9 Responses to “Successful new recipe tonight”

  1. DeniseNTexas Says:

    Ohh, sounds good! Can the recipe be had online?

  2. disneysteve Says:

    denisentexas - Go to americastestkitchen.com and search for "pot stickers." You do need to register at the site to get the full recipe.

  3. DeniseNTexas Says:

    Great, thanks a lot!

  4. robex Says:

    Mmmm...I love potstickers! I often make homemade wonton soup (sometimes with vegetarian filling). Your recipe sounds delicious.

  5. PatientSaver Says:

    I watched that show, too. Looked good, but not sure i could find those won ton wrappers at my local S&S.

    Careful, if you keep it up you'll be doing all the cooking! Smile

  6. disneysteve Says:

    fern- My wife is a very good cook, but I enjoy doing it a lot more, so I already do most of the cooking. She tends to be better at following a recipe. I'm much better at improvising (like in this case) and throwing together a meal based on whatever we happen to have on hand.

  7. kashi Says:

    Awesome! I love ATK. Do you own their family cookbook? I highly recommend it.

    Those pot stickers sound wonderful...I may have to try my hand at them.

  8. fairy74 Says:

    yuuumy! Sounds great Smile

  9. shinie Says:

    I know this is a late comment, but I love this recipe. I have used regular cabbage (it was really cheap) and chopped it fine in the food processor with even better results.

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