Nov. 21, 2010 5:46 pm
Updated: Nov. 24, 2010 7:22 pm
Well, I have been saving the Halloween Pumpkins since last week. In order to be able to keep the pumpkins fresh this year, I chose not to carve them.
Pumpkin Dumpling/Pot-sticker is what I used to have when I was in China. It combines pumpkin with roasted peanuts--the perfect combination!
Serving 2 (24 pieces total)
2 cups Pumpkin--grated with a cheese grater
2 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup roasted peanuts--grind into powder
2 green onion--cut finely
Dumpling/Pot-sticker wrapper--24 pieces
How to roast the peanuts at home: Soak the raw peanuts in water for at least 30 minutes. Drain the water and make sure they are totally dry. Put a moderate amount of vegetable oil (depends on amount of peanuts) into a frying pan, and heat it up until you can
feel the heat above the oil. Put the peanuts in, and stir them constantly until the skin of the peanuts turns dark red. Drain the oil and let them cool, that's it.
Put 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil in a frying pan and heat it up until you can feel the heat above it. Put in the grated pumpkin. Stir fry it for 1 minute. Put in the salt, stir evenly. Transfer to a bowl, set it aside.
Mix the cooked pumpkin with the peanut powder and green onion.
Take a dumpling/pot-sticker wrapper, put about 1 tablespoon of pumpkin stuffing in the middle of the wrapper. Wet the edge of the wrapper with water, then fold the edges together.
Repeat with the rest of the wrappers until all stuffing is gone.
You may steam the dumplings for 15 minutes. Or you can pan fry them until both sides are golden yellow.
1) Soaking the peanuts before you roast them will prevent them from burning, it will also make the peanuts more crispy.
2) Steamed dumpling is called "Shui Jiao" in Chinese, pan fried dumpling is called "Guo Tie" in Chinese.
3) When you steam the dumpling, make sure to use a brush to coat the plate with vegetable oil. This will prevent the dumpling stick to the bottom of the plate. Also brush the dumpling surface, this will give it a nice shining color
Pan fried ones