Saturday, January 08, 2011

Breakfast Pot Stickers

Breakfast Dumplings

I like breakfast. It's probably one of my favorite meals of the day. I love eggs, homemade muffins, and other tasty, breakfasty sweets. But mostly, I like eggs. With vegetables. Actually, I'll eat that for any meal, but it seems most acceptable at breakfast time.

Since I bought wonton wrappers to make short rib ravioli for breakfast Monday night, I figured I'd try to use the wonton wrappers for something other than what I usually use them for: Pea Salad Cups

I haven't been home much lately for meals other than breakfast, so I figured, since breakfast burritos are so tasty, why not use a similar idea, but make potstickers instead of burritos. I scrambled some eggs with peppers, filled some wonton wrappers with the eggs, and pan fried them.
Breakfast Dumplings

And it was tasty. All that was missing was a tasty spicy salsa to dip the potstickers in. Next time.

Breakfast Dumplings
Breakfast Dumplings
serves 2-3, depending on appetites

20 wonton wrappers
3 tablespoons minced onion
1/2 bell pepper, finely chopped
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded if less spice desired, finely chopped
1/2 serrano pepper, seeded if less spice desired, finely chopped
handful of cilantro, chopped
3 eggs
3 Tablespoons milk

Heat a bit of oil in a saute pan over medium-high heat. Saute onion in pan for about a minute, or until fragrant. Sprinkle with a bit of salt Add peppers and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, about 5 minutes.

In a small bowl, whisk together eggs and milk. Lower heat and add eggs to pan. Let cook about 30 seconds, and then, using a spatula, scrape the eggs, stirring occasionally, until cooked but not dry.

Remove eggs from pan and transfer to a small bowl. Spoon a rounded teaspoon of egg into a wonton wrapper. Wet edges of wonton wrapper with water and press together to seal. Repeat with remaining eggs.

Heat about 1/4 inch of oil over medium-high heat in a large pan until shimmering. Add pot stickers to pan and cook a minute or two, or until golden, and flip over and repeat with remaining side. Be careful not to get sprayed with hot oil.

Remove from oil and place on a paper-tower to drain. Serve, and enjoy with salsa if desired.

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