So, today I decided to use up the rest of my wonton wrappers and make some pot stickers! I remember eating lots of them when I worked at Noodles & Co back in high school. But of course, I wanted to make a healthier, yet delicious version.
I also wanted to share a fun tip that my mom told me. If you are a single person who wants to buy fresh vegetables for a recipe, you may run into the difficulty of buying huge amounts of things and having them all go bad. I know I did! So if you ever need a small amount of something, and they don’t sell it in less than a huge package, go to the salad bar! You can buy things pre-chopped and in tiny amounts. Because hey, sometimes you just need one green onion. =) It’s not really cheaper, but it’s cheaper than wasting a whole package of spinach you can never use!
Mmm. Look at these delicious veggies! I bought way too many, but they’re delicious enough to serve as a side all by themselves.
You can use any amount/type of vegetables that you want! I ended up going with cabbage, peas, carrots, peppers, mushrooms, broccoli, & cauliflower. Which was wonderful.
Baking is so much healthier than frying! And I think the taste is wonderful either way.
So yummy. Serve with homemade sweet & sour sauce.
Vegetarian pot stickers (adapted from food.com)
5 cups total of vegetables of your choice (I used cabbage, peas, carrots, peppers, mushrooms, broccoli, & cauliflower. Other awesome ideas: onions, chives, spinach)
1 teaspoon powdered ginger
1 teaspoon white pepper
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 package wonton skins, also called gyoza
- Preheat oven to 415 degrees.
- Saute vegetables with ginger, white pepper, and some olive oil for a few minutes.
- Turn heat off and add sesame oil to veggie mixture. Stir well.
- Lay out wonton wrappers and place about 1 tablespoon of veggies into the center. Wet along each of the outer edges and fold the wonton wrapper over. Press down to seal tightly.
- Place pot stickers on an olive oil sprayed baking sheet and spray the tops with more olive oil.
- Bake 8-12 minutes or until edges are golden brown.