whatever you call them..
More inspiration in this nasty weather .. And being inspired this time by my blogger pal over at http://foodisthebestshitever.com
Who made something he had never made before..
I decided on these.. And have decided to dedicate them to my good pal Paul Ramsay..
Why the dedication? Cause I remember he loves them!
Lots of ‘research’ with the google gods showed many ways.. So by recalling various parts of the research and after a small meditation to unravel my new learnings .. This is what happened..
First some finely chopped chives..
Then adding fish sauce, Japanese soy sauce ( it has an extra flavour profile). A little sugar, white pepper and some garlic and ginger paste..
Then the ground meat.. Gone for a pork and beef mix..
Left to meld together in the magic oven..
Then the wrappers.. Bought from the Chinese superstore .. Defrosted..
And a delicate operation of filling meets wrapper meets pinching..
It goes a little something like this…
Filling in middle yet not as a dollop .. Water round the edge of the wrapper..
Pinch the middle bits together first..
Then pinch it all together squeezing the air out .. Finally squishing them down to make the bottom part..
I hope that all makes sense! ?
Now to boil or fry?
Going for both..
The boil pretty easy as they just float to the top when ready… Lost a couple yet hey this is the first time out right?
For the fry ( the pot stickers).. Fried in oil then water thrown in till evaporated .. Was unsure about this for the water meets hot oil = FIRE!! So took the oil out first..
Well some hair fixing required by Pat..
Patrick decided the potstickers were best.. Me and Mrs Fitz preferred the boiled version.. Maybe next time a steam.. In the bamboo thingy I now I have put somewhere safe.. Ahem..
Oh and then more hair fixins…
Am pleased we made these.. Will never buy em frozen again!