Saturday, September 21, 2013

Pizza Potsticker Afterschool Snack!

It is the last day of summer and school is in full swing. Michael is working his butt off as the sous at A-frame, I am teaching little kids how to sew and draw things wile applying to graduate school to earn my MFA. With so much going on and a lot to accomplish, we thought we would make a nice easy afterschool snack. Also, who doesn’t love a fancy hot pocket!!?

We constructed some pepperoni pizza pot-stickers with a side of some sweet strawberry almond butter morsels. I promise you will enjoy this whether you are a 31 year old chef, or a 5 year old kid!

* When making all of this, it is mostly by eye, it doesn’t have to be an exact measurement.

Ingredients: makes 6 of both

Gyoza wrappers
2 balls buffalo mozzarella
5 Tablespoons pepperoni
1 Tablespoon olive oil

Strawberry Almond Morsel: makes 6
1 piece whole wheat toast
3 Tablespoon almond butter
3 Strawberries

Dipping Sauce:
1 beefsteak tomato
2 Tablespoons tomato paste
1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar

Start by setting up a tiny bowl with water to use to seal up the pot-stickers, and by dicing and mixing up all your dipping sauce ingredients in a small bowl.

Dice up the mozzarella and the pepperoni. Put a pile of mozzarella and pepperoni in the middle of your gyoza wrappers. Put a pile a bit larger than a quarter in the center. Using your finger, wet half of the edge of the wrapper.

To assemble pick up the wrapper and fold in half, pressing the edges together. Once you press together fold the edges to create a fan like fold this is not only pretty, but helps seal the goods in!

Next lightly toast your piece of bread and cut into 6 pieces. Cut your strawberries in half. Then spread each little piece with almond butter and top with a strawberry half. Set aside.

To cook the pot-stickers, heat your oil on medium high heat. Once the oil is hot place all the pot-stickers sitting up right and cook for two minutes until the bottom gets brown and crisp. Lower the heat to medium, and turn the pot-stickers to one side and cook for about 30 seconds to crisp up one side, then flip to the other side for an extra 30 seconds.

Serve pizza pot-stickers immediately with dipping sauce, and your sweet morsels on the side!!!

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