This week’s project was chosen by Brette, the founder of Martha Mondays. There were two tasks to choose from but due to time restraints I chose the pot stickers. These were completely new to me and I watched Martha and Lucinda on the show to see how to do them.
I made a special trip to the Asian supermarket to pick up wonton wrappers but mine were square and not circular like Marthas. I wasn’t fussed. I knew I wouldn’t have time to locate circular ones anywhere.
The recipe was simple and apart from omitting the sherry I had everything else I needed apart from sesame oil. I could only find toasted sesame oil but this has been a revelation and I love it.
I made the pot-stickers on Friday night and then cooked up a few which we really liked – the photos were taken on Friday night.
I did have trouble cooking them in a tablespoon of oil as they just stuck to the pan and I ended up chucking those ones out. Instead I used a lot more oil and it was easier to stop them sticking. I then placed them on kitchen towel to absorb some of the oil. The rest we had with a ‘Chinese’ dinner on Saturday night – pot-stickers, sweet and sour chicken and Muse In The Kitchen’s garlic rice – so good.
We all agreed that they were very tasted. I will make these again. To keep them from sticking I laid them on a plate covered in semolina – it seemed to work. Next time I will try to be more like Martha and make them a bit neater and try to keep the air bubbles out.
Thanks Brette – I would never have tried them without Martha Mondays!