Turkey Potstickers

Save yourself some time and pick up potsticker wrappers. They cost about $3 for 50 or more. A pound of turkey will cost around $5-6 and a head of cabbage around $1. That rounds the cost of this recipe to around $10 max. The potstickers can be pre-made and in mass quantities and frozen to be cooked at a later time. 

Here is what you will need:

25 potsticker wrappers 

1 lb ground turkey or pork.

1 teaspoon ground ginger (optional)

1 tablespoon soy sauce 

3 cups shredded cabbage or 2 cups cabbage and one diced medium onion

1 egg or water

Sauté your cabbage and onions in a hot pan with light oil with ginger and soy sauce, cooking until soft. Once soft, set aside and let cool before mixing with the turkey. Adding it too soon will cause the turkey to cook and you want the turkey to be raw. It is very difficult to pack a potsticker when the meat is cooked. 

Fill a pot with hot water and place on the stove, bringing it to a boil while you prepare your potstickers.

Using a basting brush, or your fingers, brush the egg, or water, over half the potsticker wrapper. Place a spoonful of meat mixture onto the egg coated side of the wrapper. Leave enough space around the edges to fold and seal. DO NOT Overstuff. Doing so will cause a real mess when you boil them and they break apart. 

Once your pot has come to a boil, gently add your prepared potstickers to the pot, one at a time, to prevent them from breaking open or sticking to one another. .Stir occasionally to prevent them from sticking to the bottom of the pan.  It shouldn’t take more than 5 mins to cook. Once cooked, remove them from the pan and serve.

 I like to sear the potstickers after boiling to add a little crunch. If you choose to do so, preheat a pan with a little oil. Once the oil is hot add your potstickers. Don’t crowd the pan, and move them constantly, without flipping to prevent them from sticking. Once brown on one side, flip and repeat.