Perfectly Primo Potstickers
1 lb. ground beef
4 or 5 scallions, sliced thinly
2 or 3 slices of jarred pimentos, sliced thinly
1 tsp. yellow mustard
1/4 tsp. coarse salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1 TBSP. chopped, fresh parsley
1 pkg. (20 or 30 ) wonton wrappers
Put all ingredients into a large bowl. Mix everything together with a wooden spoon ( or any utensil that you like best; even your hands! ). Lay out about 6 – 8 wonton wrappers at a time. Moisten edges with water. Place approximately 1/2 tsp. meat filling in center, fold up wrappers and seal tightly. Heat 2 or 3 tablespoons vegetable oil in wok or frying pan. Add potstickers and brown the bottoms on medium/low heat. You may have to do this step in stages, depending on the size of your pan. When they are all browned, add about 1/2 cup beef stock or water and cover your pan to steam the potstickers. Reduce the heat to low. Steam for about 10 minutes.
FOR THE DIPPING SAUCE:
This was a total experiment: 1/4 cup soy sauce, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 tsp. rice vinegar, 1/4 cup maple syrup. This did not taste anywhere near authentic, but it wasn’t bad. Just different. Which is sometimes a good thing!! Anyway, we all really liked this dish.