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When its Chinese New Year, my small town grocery store carries wonton wrappers and a few other specialty items they don’t normally stock. I took advantage and bought a few packages to stick in the freezer for later use.
If I have the wrappers, I make chicken pot stickers when I have some leftover chicken, cabbage & peppers… etc… I used the same chicken pot sticker recipe I did before. Swapping out the red bell pepper for orange bell pepper. I normally steam them, but this time I tried a different technique suggested by a friend. I warmed a bit of oil in a frying pan over medium heat (I used sesame oil). Then I added the dumplings to the pan enough to lightly brown the bottom. I added warm water and cooked covered for about 5 minutes.
When I was finished I drizzled with soy sauce and sprinkled with sesame seeds and crushed red pepper flakes. Yum!
These are great as a side dish, appetizer, and… sometimes I sit down with a bowl full of them as a meal.
Is there a side dish or appetizer you sometimes indulge in as a meal?