Today you get a two for one deal on recipes courtesy of our good friend @monkeybutt_bbq. These delicious dishes (Pork Potstickers and Pulled Pork Lo Mein) are great because they contain all of the major food groups for one well rounded and filling meal in two simple dishes. I think a lot of people avoid making dumplings because the dough and prep feel intimidating. DON’T BE INTIMIDATED! This is so easy and so good that it could turn into a weekly meal with its own night of the week. So long Taco Tuesday, hello Potsticker… Tuesday…? So, we’re still working on the name, but that doesn’t change how amazing these recipes are. Find the Pulled Pork Lo Mein recipe here.
Combine the all purpose flour, 1 tsp of salt in a mixing bowl. Slowly pour in the warm water while mixing the dough until the ingredients are thoroughly combined. Shape into a ball, cover the outside of the dough in the olive oil, cover the bowl with plastic and let rest until the potsticker filling is prepared. In a separate mixing bowl, combine the ground pork, green onions, garlic, cabbage, egg yolk, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, sesame oil and black pepper. Mix by hand until thoroughly combined.
Separate your dough into two equal parts. On a floured surface, roll each ball of dough out into a long log. Cut each log into 6-8 pieces. Roll each piece into a ball and then flatten into a 4 inch round circle. Add 1 heaping tablespoon of filling to each 4 inch round and fold over creating a potsticker that is a half circle in shape. Wet a finger tip with water and run it along the inside of the seam, then pinch the dough together where the folds touch along the moistened seam in order to close the potsticker and lock in all the good flavor.
On the stove top preheat your large Stargazer Cast Iron skillet on low heat for 5-10 minutes before gradually turning the heat up to medium-high. Once heated, add 2 tbsps of canola oil, then add your potstickers to the heated oil. Once the dumplings are browned on the bottom, turn your heat down to medium and add ¼ cup of water to the skillet. Turn your potstickers once and simmer until all of the water has evaporated and remove the potstickers from the pan. Serve immediately.