The corner store by my apartment sells the best little vegan goyza wrappers for 99 cents and I can't help buy stock up whenever I think to go there. I bet making your own dough would be a fun project in itself, but I haven't tried it yet since they're so cheap to get pre-made. And even with the pre-made wrappers, pot stickers are SO fun to make and much easier than you might think to put together. I love just dreaming up new ways to fill these little guys, but here's one of my favorite fillings to-date.
1/2 cup black mission figs
2 cups water
1/2 cup green onion, chopped
1 tbsp fresh ginger, minced
1 tbsp agave
1 tbsp rice vinegar
1 tbsp soy sauce
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp five-spice powder
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/2 head of green cabbage, shredded
1/2 head of lacinto kale, sliced thinly
1/2 cup shredded carrot
1 cup seitan (or your favorite mushrooms), finely chopped
1 package goyza wrappers
Place all of the ingredients of the first list (figs through salt) in a food processor and blend until creamy. In a large bowl toss your cabbage, kale, carrot and seitan with the sauce from the food processor until coated.
Remove one wrapper from package and cover the remaining pile with a damp cloth. Place your wrapper on a clean, flat surface and use your finger to dampen the edge of half of the wrapper with water. Place 1 tsp of your filling in the middle of the wrapper and gently fold over one side to create a half moon. Pinch and fold edge to create a seal. Repeat process with remaining wrappers and keep finished pot stickers under a damp cloth until ready to cook.
Heat a large skillet with a touch of oil on medium heat. Place as many pot stickers in the pan as you can without them touching. Let fry for about 2 minutes or until bottoms begin to brown. Add about 2-4 tbsp of water to the pan, reduce heat slightly and cover. Let steam for another 2-3 minutes until skins are translucent. Set aside and continue process until all are cooked. Serve immediately with soy sauce or sweet chili sauce.
Ever since I discovered Mae Ploy Sweet Chili Sauce I haven't been able to eat much of anything without it, and these are no exception. Soy sauce is a nice accompaniment but this one is better ;) What do you guys like filling/dipping these in?