Monday, February 22, 2016

Inside Out Potstickers


So you are going to say to me; "these look like meatballs".  Yes, yes they do.  But they don't taste like meatballs.  Nope!  *Didi shaking head vehemently*
  
 What these little gems taste like, with intention of course, is the "inside" of a potsticker.  Yes, yes they do!  So much flavor without bothering with the wontons.  I know!  
I wanted to keep it lower carb, but what I really wanted, actually was craving like you wouldn't believe, was potstickers.  So me being me, I went about to recreate the "inside" of the potstickers to serve along with our egg drop soup I was making for dinner.




I am here to tell you my friends, my experiment was a total success, and to be honest with you, served on a toothpick next to your favorite Asian soup?  These were just perfection!

You can certainly have them as a meal as we did, but these will be perfect for appetizers as well.  I certainly plan on making them again, that is for sure!

Ready for the recipe?  Here we go;

Prep time: 10 minutes
Bake time: 30-35 minutes
Yield: 22-24 meatballs

Ingredients: 
1-1/2lbs ground pork
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp Chinese Five Spice Blend - this is my ultimate favorite



 2 tsp fresh ginger, grated
3 tbsp Hoison sauce - also my favorite
 
 

2 tsp sesame oil
1/4 cup green onions, sliced
1 cup hot water to dip your hands in

Directions:  
-In a medium mixing bowl, add all your ingredients and mix well.


-Preheat oven to 350F.  Using a baking sheet, add a piece of aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray.

-Using your cookie scoop, scoop out the mixture and place directly on baking sheet.

-Dipping your hands in hot water - this will ensure nothing sticks on your hands, shape into meatballs.


-Bake for 35 minutes.

Enjoy on a toothpick next to your favorite Asian soup or as an appetizer.  I think these will be fantastic in a pho to be honest!
Either way, you will never miss the wrappers.  It's the stuffing that counts right?



Till next time!

Dishin with Didi

6 comments :

  1. Oh yes!!! I can just taste these!!!Fabulous!

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    1. Thank you so much Mimi, I love your recipes!!

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    2. Hi Didi - it's Holly! That recipe definitely trying ! And to check out your blog.

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    3. Hi Holly! Waving madly!! I am so glad you found me! We can talk about food anyday!!

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  2. Hi Didi, these sound right up my alley. As soon as I replenish the Asian spices in my pantry, I will be making these. yum yum, can't wait!

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    1. So easy Linda, and definitely tasty! I hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

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