When I lived in residence at the University of Toronto, I was so fortunate to be surrounded by a variety of different cultures, with students from all over the world travelling to study at the same school. With so many international students living in the same residence building as me, I was also very lucky to get to try some great home cooking from so many different cuisines from all over the world.
With Chinese New Year coming up on February 8th, I’m reminded of fun times at the dorm test-tasting dumplings and potstickers with other students who lived on my floor that were celebrating the holiday with a giant feast. I couldn’t help but try my hand at what I’m calling my Chicken and Triple Mushroom Potstickers, and I was surprised at what I was able to cook up!
Fast forward six years later, and I still have not really tried my hand at making my own Chinese food until now. I’ve never made potstickers or cooked with wonton wrappers before – nothing more authentically Chinese in other words. I think you will be pleasantly surprised to discover how easy the process is, and how delectably simple.
Anyone who knows me knows I’m obsessed with mushrooms, so three different kinds made an appearance in this Chicken and Triple Mushroom Potstickers recipe. If you can make it to a grocery store that allows you to buy mushrooms in bulk, that’s probably the best way to do it. You can pick and choose just four or five mushrooms from each different kind, and that will be enough for your filling. Triple mushroom? Triple delicious!
The best part about this appetizer is that these potstickers are perfect for entertaining a crowd, and even if you’d like to enjoy some solo (like yours truly), you can freeze the potsticker filling and make them with fresh wonton wrappers in the future, or you can fry the potstickers and then freeze the finished product to be reheated at a later time in the oven. I prefer freezing the filling just because the wonton wrappers lose their crunch when reheated, but luckily all the flavour holds up!
Will you be trying my Chicken and Triple Mushroom Potstickers recipe? If you do be sure to tag me on Instagram and Twitter so I can see your creations!?