“Oh, I didn’t know you could buy these!” exclaimed our grocery store bagger as she stuffed the last of our haul away.
Ah, caught in the act of walking the semi-homemade line. “I figure I can always make them myself next time,” I offered apologetically.
“It’s cool, cause then you know what’s in them..” she continued while looking over the package of gyoza wrappers.
Oooooh, you mean… yeah, nevermind. Just a neurotic foodie here feeling silly about buying gyoza wrappers instead of making them.
I made a breakthrough this weekend with the help of this YumSugar video on how to fold potstickers. This is my first time getting the technique down, little gyoza pleats and everything.
The filling I made resulted from the simple recipe on the wrapper package. Except, I used raw bacon in place of ground pork, and whirled everything up in the food processor.
I made two types of potstickers: shrimp with pork flavored with toasted sesame oil, and garlic lamb sausage with pork ginger ones. To distinguish the two types, I used a toothpick touched with red food coloring to dot all the shrimp ones.
The results were juicy, salty, and so cute. I was very pleased and couldn’t help but tweet my joy (twitter = the lazy way to blog).
Next time, I’ll try homemade wrappers too for the double whammy. I can hardly wait.