Menu Description: "Six pot stickers filled with fresh ground turkey
meat seasoned with ginger, water chestnuts, red pepper and green onions. They are fried and served in a basket
with spicy hoisin."
1/4 pound ground turkey
1/2 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
1 teaspoon minced green onion
1 teaspoon minced water chestnuts
1/2 teaspoon soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (no seeds)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1 egg, beaten
Vegetable oil for frying
12 wonton wrappers (3 x 3-inch size)
On the side
1. In a small bowl, combine all the ingredients except
the egg, wrappers and oil. Add 1 tablespoon of the beaten egg. Save the rest of the egg for later. Preheat oil
in a deep fryer or a deep saucepan to 375 degrees. Use enough oil to cover the pot stickers -- 1 to 2 inches should
2. Invert a small bowl or glass with a 3-inch diameter
on the center of a wonton wrapper and cut around it to make a circle. Repeat for the remaining wrappers.
3. Spoon 1/2 tablespoon of the turkey filling into the
center of one wrapper. Brush a little beaten egg around half of the edge of the wrapper and fold the wrapper over
the filling. Gather the wrapper as you seal it so that it is crinkled around the edge. Repeat with the remaining
4. Deep-fry the pot stickers, six at a time in the hot
oil for 3 to 5 minutes or until they are brown. Drain on a rack or paper towels. Serve with hoisin sauce for dipping.
If you want some crushed red pepper or cayenne pepper to the sauce.
Serves 3 to 4 as an appetizer.
Tidbits~ If you can't find wonton wrappers, you can also use eggroll
wrappers for this recipe. Eggroll wrappers are much bigger, so you will be wasting more of the dough when you trim
the wrappers to 3-inch diameter circles. But in a pinch,this is a quick solution.
Pot sticker wrappers can also be found in some supermarkets, but I've
found the wonton wrappers and eggroll wrappers, when fried, taste more like the restaurant version.