We love takeout, but trying to stay healthy while eating my Chinese favorites can be a challenge when ordering delivery. These turkey potstickers were amazingly easy, and so much fun to make with my four-year-old.
On my late night shopping excursion, I decided dumplings would be included in our Chinese food night, however, my Wegmans didn't have the potsticker skins I usually buy, so I improvised with wonton wrappers and a biscuit cutter.
They came out perfectly, although they can be a little more delicate than typical pot sticker wrappers. Not paper thin delicate
I set my dumpling filling station up like this. I have all the filling in a bowl, a small bowl of water, and the stack of wrappers. Just out of view is a baking sheet with a damp kitchen towel to cover the dumplings as I work.
The turkey potstickers are pretty easy to make once you get a rhythm going. Having the mix made the night before made this a manageable and fun weeknight cooking adventure with my daughter. You can see her dumplings in the back.
Dwardcooks Turkey Potstickers (Gyoza)
- 3/4 lb Lean ground turkey or chicken
- 1/4 cup Thinly sliced scallions
- 2 tbsp Chopped cilantro
- 1/2 tsp Ginger paste found in the refrigerator section of most produce sections near the herbs
- 1 tsp Soy sauce
- 1 tsp chili paste more if you like the heat, but this was enough for our Little’s palates sub with 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes if you don’t have it
- 1 tsp ketchup
- 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 egg
- Pinch of salt and pepper
- 40-50 Wonton wrappers or potstickers *I used a biscuit cutter to cut my wonton wrappers round to make the purse folded gyoza, but you don’t have to be as extra as I am
- Combine the first 10 ingredients in a bowl. I did this the night before and stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. This is optional.
- Scoop 1 tsp of the turkey mix into the wrapper.
- Dip a finger in a bowl of water and wet the edges of the skin.
- Fold the wrapper into a half circle and pinch the middle. Make little pleated folds on each side until fully sealed. Alternatively, you can just seal it as a half circle, pinch it into a purse, or just make crazy designs like my four year old.
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- As you complete the dumplings, place them on a baking sheet covered with a damp kitchen towel to keep from drying out.
- When you are ready to cook, spray a frying pan with cooking spray and heat to medium high heat.
- Place about 12 dumplings in the hot pan, flat side down, and cook for 2-3 minutes until golden brown. Do not flip or move them.
- Pour 1/4 cup water into the pan, cover the pan, and let steam for about 3 minutes.
- Serve immediately and enjoy.
Using Dynasty brand wonton wrappers that are 2sp for 5, these came out at 2sp for 5. We dipped them in soy sauce and Trader Joe's Gyoza dipping sauce.
I served these with Chicken and Broccoli, Trader Joe's Cauliflower Rice Stir Fry, and
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Do you place the turkey inside of the wonton wrappers raw?