Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Farm Stand Pot Stickers

I was trying to come up with a name for these pot stickers, looking over the list of ingredients it struck me, everything but the farm stand is in there; so hence the name!  I've been craving pot stickers for a while, but the boring grey interior doesn't grab my attention; so color it will be inside.  These yummy pot stickers were a perfect way for me to use up all the bits and pieces I had leftover in the fridge from previous recipes.

I made my own dough, but you can also buy round wraps in the fridge section.  They will work but are a little flimsy and rip if you aren't careful.  It's not that much work to make the wrappers and you will be rewarded in the end for it.

Pot Sticker Dough
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup boiling water
1/3 cup cold water
1/2 tsp. salt

Combine water, flour and salt.  Knead dough till smooth, then wrap with plastic wrap and set aside till done with filling.

Pot Sticker Filling
2 ears yellow corn, raw, cut off the cob
1/2 lb. uncooked shrimp, chopped
1 tomato, chopped finely
1/2 jalapeno, seeded and chopped finely
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tbsp. fresh basil, chopped
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
juice of 1/2 of a lime
2 tbsp. vegetable oil
2/3 cup water

In a bowl combine corn, shrimp, tomatoes, jalapeno, red onion, garlic, basil, salt, pepper and lime juice.  Look at the beautiful bouquet of colors inside of them!

If you omitted the raw shrimp, the veggie salad would be a wonderful side dish (hint, hint)!

Cut dough into 24 equal pieces and roll into balls.  Put flour on your cutting board and roll balls into disks about 3-4 inches in diameter.


Fill the dough with about a tablespoon of filling.

Have a bowl of water next to you and dip your finger in and wipe across the top of dough.

Press dough together in half circle and pleat top.  By the end of the batch you will get so good; they may hire you in a shop in Chinatown.

Heat a skillet on medium heat, add 1 tbsp. of oil, then half of the pot stickers, cook for 2-3 minutes add 1/3 cup of water, cover pan and cook for 10 minutes until all the water has evaporated and the bottoms are starting to brown, remove lid for last 2 minutes or so.  Repeat steps and cook a second batch.

I served mine with a soy and hot chili oil mixture.  I used a lot of hot chili oil in mine and it lit up my mouth like the Fourth of July!  I was in heaven.




  1. Hey... girl. You get a "super" yum for this.

  2. These really sound delicious. I'm new to your blog and have taken a bit of time to browse through your earlier entries. I'm so glad I did that. I love your recipes and will be back often to keep pace with what you've been cooking. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

  3. Love your blog! This is a great recipe!


  4. Gina, you have made some really great "guo tie(potstickers)"! They are nicely pleated!

  5. any type of dumpling is good in my books!!

    ~Prairie Story of Alison Zulyniak

  6. Hi Gina, very nicely done! nice you made the wrap from scratch, I'm lazy and like to get the premade ones and also it helps with the little time i have.
    I like the corn touch*
    Thank you,
    CookNg Sisters

  7. Mmmmm potstickers. These look awesome! What a good recipe to use up some of the random ingredients in your fridge. I've never thought of it before. Thanks for sharing :)

  8. you made your own dough?? that's hardcore. these sound great--I really like when pot stickers have unique fillings.

  9. Kudos to you - I adore pot stickers and never make them. You make them with flair and beauty. I just want to pick one up.... and have it for breakfast!

  10. I'm a little perturbed that your pot stickers look so perfectly like a fan, just so you know! I've made them once and they tasted great but they definitely didn't look like yours...or have shrimp in them for that matter. Great job!

  11. I LOVE Potstickers. Yours look espically delicious. I really like the addition of the shrimp. Great post.

  12. I am so impressed. Not only do these bite size treats come stuffed with a yummy filling, but you made the dough yourself too! I love the combination of shrimp and corn too!