based on your ordinary everyday potstickers;
sort of like Asian pasties
- all measurements approximate -
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 piece of fresh ginger root, grated or chopped fine
(about a thumb sized piece; ~2or 3 inches long, ~1/2 inch wide)
- 1 zucchini or cucumber, grated or chopped fine
- 1 onion grated or chopped
- several dashes of soy sauce -- mushroom soy sauce is good
- 4 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
(white flour will do, but whole wheat is better)
- about 1 teaspoon salt
- about 1 cup water
or enough water to make a thick dough
- mix flour and water, and knead to form dough;
- divide dough into eight parts and form into rough balls
- roll each ball out on floured board to about 1/8 inch thick circles
- spoon about 1/8 of the filling onto half of each rolled out circle
- fold dough in half over filling and crimp edges together;
forming crescent shapes
- put a tiny amount of oil into a 10 or 12 - inch frying pan,
just enough to cover the bottom
- place the crescents into the pan crimped edges up -- make them fit!
- fry for a few minutes, until lightly browned
- standing back to avoid steam, pour in
1 cup water
- cover pan, turn down heat and let simmer slowly for about 1 hour.
- serve with vinegar, hot Chinese mustard, green Japanese horseradish,
sweet and sour sauce, or whatever condiments you like.
- two of these are usually enough for one person.
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last update May 15, 1999