These are one of my favorite little appetizers that I have been making for years. I made them on New Year's Eve with ground chicken but I have to admit the pork sausage are my favorite since they are best with a little bite to 'em. With that said, I will be trying them with turkey sausage next time to stay with the healthy theme as they are steamed.
(1) 12 oz pkg pork sausage such as Jimmy Dean
(2-3) green onions (scallions), diced (I use a bit more)
(1) tblspn soy sauce
(1) tblspn hoisin sauce
(1/2 tsp) minced garlic (I use 1 tsp)
(1) pkg wonton wrappers (freeze leftovers)
(1) small bowl of water
In bowl, combine all ingredients except wrappers. Mix well. Place a few wonton wrappers on clean surface & wet edges with water, using your fingers. Place a little more than a tspn of filling in center of wrapper. Gather edges of wrapper up & together to make a pouch. Filling does not have to be totally enclosed.
Place a collapsible metal steamer rack in a large wide pot. Fill pot with 1/2 inch of water. Spray steamer rack with nonstick spray. Bring water to a simmer. Working in batches, arrange dumplings on rack an inch apart. Cover pot with lid or foil & steam, about 8 minutes. Watch the water level & add more as needed. Serve with soy sauce, duck sauce, chili garlic sauce (my fav) or hot chinese style mustard.
If you don't have a steamer you can use a large shallow pan & place a cookie rack or toaster oven rack across the pan & then cover with tin foil. The recipe calls for 1 tbslpn but I find this to be too much. I use less so it makes more than 24 wrappers.
And for a little more goodness wrapped in small packages here's a couple of Tristan; playing baseball up at Grandma's & Grandpa's & just chilling at home watching his DVD.
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