Yilin’s Chinese Potstickers

Yilin Xu (2015), CSU Northridge

Yilin Xu (2015), CSU Northridge

Pot stickers are probably one of the most important foods in my life. I remember when I came to America with my father and brother five years ago, my father was always busy working to make money. I learned how to make pot stickers for the first time, because they are so easy to make, and I can store them in the freezer for up to a month. For two whole years, my family ate hundreds of pot stickers, and we never get tired of them. I want to share this easy recipe with everyone. -Yilin, January 2016   INGREDIENTS 1 ½ pounds ground chicken ½ cup shredded green cabbage  1/3 cup chopped green onion 1 teaspoon sesame oil ¼ teaspoon white pepper 1 egg white 1 package (10-12 ounces) round wonton skins 4 teaspoons soy sauce   PREPARATION Mix all ingredients in a bowl except wonton skins and soy sauce. Brush each wonton skin with water. Place slightly less than 1 tablespoon chicken mixture on center of skin. Fold the wonton skin in half and carefully seal the edges of the wonton skin. Cook 12 pot stickers at a time for about 3 minutes or until they turn light brown. Add 1/2 cup of water or chicken stock and 1 teaspoon of the soy sauce. Cover and cook 5 minutes. Uncover and cook about 1 minute longer or until liquid had evaporated. Repeat with remaining pot stickers, water and soy sauce. Potstickers