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Pot (not of the cannibis variety) Stickers

8 Aug

The taste of mom’s home cooking sure brings back fond childhood memories. Days that were carefree filled with watching afternoon cartoons after school. Then being yelled at for not doing my homework first before having free time. Then getting yelled at again for not studying after finishing my homework. That is all then followed by running away from the feared feather duster for getting that A- on that spelling test. You know what? That was not very fond memories after all. If I could now only block all of that out and just remember the home cooked meals, then that would be great.

Back to the topic, my mom decided to finally make some pot stickers from scratch this past weekend and lucky me got to help. After hours of slaving away folding each dumpling individually, the reward was amazing. Now I know the frozen pot stickers sold at the market are still quite good, but the filling in homemade ones are so much better. The meat taste and texture is different from the mass of indistinguishable stuff in the frozen stuff. If you stick to making less than 20 pot stickers then it should only be about 30 minuets worth of folding time, but that depends on how quick you are with your hands. If you need to make more, well perhaps it would be more efficient to stick with the frozen ones unless you have an extra set of hands. The finished products looks something like this: Continue reading

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