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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Baked Squash Potstickers

Another appetizer, I know. In a way, they can be considered a meal, if it's the only thing that you eat. These little Asian dumplings somewhat fulfilled my craving for some dim sum as of late. I remember I had some frozen cooked squash in the freezer that I didn't know what to do with. I could have made soup, but the weather was telling me to do something different. Really who wants soup on a nice sunny day? It doesn't necessarily scream "SOUP." Finger food would be best and what a better way than with some baked potstickers. These are really good and healthy too.

Served with a simple soy sauce dip. This makes roughly 2 dozen little pouches.

Baked Squash Potstickers

1 small box/bag frozen cooked squash (defrosted)
24 wonton wrappers
1-2 Tbsp dry oregano
1-2 Tbsp dry parsley
2 garlic cloves (minced)
Egg wash: 1 egg beaten with 2 Tbsp water

Preheat oven 400˚F

Saute the garlic in some olive oil in a heated pan. Add in the squash as well as the oregano and parsley. Stir well to combine. Season with some salt and pepper. Cook for 5-8min. Remove from heat and let it cool.

Take a wonton wrapper and baste the edges with the egg wash. Place a dollop of the squash mixture in the center, then bring the edges together. Pinch to seal it shut.

Baste the finished potsticker with some of the egg wash on all sides and place on a lightly greased making sheet. This will help cook the bottom and keep it from sticking.

Bake for 10-15 min.

Soy Sauce Dip

2 Tbsp Soy sauce
1 tsp Lemon Juice

Combine ingredients together.



Pam said...

Simple, delicious and pretty too. I love these potstickers.

vanillasugarblog said...

butternut squash? I love it. I had a butternut & sage ravioli that was so good. So I can see why these would be good.

Sweta (My Indian Dietitian) said...

Squash Potstickers!!Lovely-whatever will you think of next :)I just love checking what you've been upto!

Christo Gonzales said...

great idea - NICE!

Teanna said...

OH I WOULD LOVE THAT! Butternut squash is my fave, and who doesn't like potstickers?!

chow and chatter said...

looks great oo i love dim sum we always used to eat in China Town when visiting friends in NYC

Jen @ said...

I love this!! Squash is one of my favorite foods... and what a fantastic idea to use it in potstickers!

teresa said...

Fantastic! I love potstickers, I can only imagine how delicious these are!

Justin said...

these look great. I actually didn't know you could buy frozen squash like that.

Diana said...

I've been thinking about making an appetizer-only meal of tiny bites like this. I think it might be dangerous having all the variety around, but at least with these suckers, I could feel somewhat virtuous!

Anonymous said...

What kind of wonton wrappers do you use?


Jenn said...

Pam: Thanks.

Dawn: Butternut and sage. Yum.

Sweta: I've got more tricks up my sleeve.

doggy: Thank you!

Teanna: combine the two and you've got a great treat.

Chow and Chatter: Ya I've been having a craving lately and I didn't really want to drive out to Chinatown here. Especially in the LA. LOL.

Jen: I used to hate squash. But I've found a new appreciation for them.

Teresa: Very delicious.

Justin: ya. It definitely saved time from having to peal and mash them.

Diana: here you go. Potstickers.

Eric: I usually use the brand Nasoya or Dynasty. You can get those in supermarkets. Most of the time get them from any local asian market.

Heather S-G said...

yummy...these sound really good!! I love potstickers )

Thistlemoon said...

These look absolutely delicious! I love squash with almost anything!

Sippity Sup said...

Appetizers are meals at my house at least once a week. we are always have people pop by "for a drink and a nibble", then sit there drinking and nibbling for 3 1/2 dinners way too stuffed to consider making a meal. These are some of the best "dinners" of the week! GREG

Jenn said...

Girlichef: They are and a little healthy, too.

Jenn: I'm trying to think of more recipes involving squash.

Greg: LOL. That's always a call for a good time. I guess that one of the great things about appetizers.

Anonymous said...

aAAAAAAAAAHHH!! these are SO precious!!! I LOVE it, esp with my fav ingredient, squash in it!

The Duo Dishes said...

Ooh, a nice sweet and spicy dipping sauce would be great for these.

Unknown said...

These look wonderful! I love that they're baked instead of fried. That combined with the fact that they're filled with squash makes them pretty guilt-free in my book!

Admin said...

The squash filling sounds delicious. The closest I've ever come to making something like this is butternut squash ravioli that are boiled as opposed to fried or baked. I can see how the sweet, creamy filling will taste even more special with the crunch of the baked wanton wrappers. Creative!

Donna-FFW said...

I LOVE the filling you made for these delicious potstickers.How unique!

Anonymous said...

Wow, so tasty and creative, these sound delicious - I'm beginning to sound like a broken record when I stop by =)

Jenn said...

burpandslurp: Thanks.

Duo Dishes: A spicy dipping sauce would be good, too.

ValleyWriter: Anything that will make me feel guilt-free is ok in my book, too.

Leela: I was thinking of ravioli, at first, but then potstickers just fit much better.

Donna: Thanks.

OysterCulture: As long as you stop by. I'm happy with that. =)

Anonymous said...

Butternut squash filling sounds delicious! Perfect appetizers!

Anonymous said...

Dear Jenn!
Knowing that the Missus loves squash, she would be very interested!
Thanks for sharing!

Grubtrotters said...

Yum. Where on the West side can I find the wanton wrappers? Will Mitsuwa have them?

Jenn said...

R-G: The missus would love this then. =)

Grubtrotters: Mitsua should have them Most or all asian markets would have them in stock as well as the regular supermarkets in the fridge section usually with all the tofu selections.

Jenn said...

5 Star Foodie: It's very delicious, indeed.

Mel @ said...

oh drool! Awesome idea. Beautiful shots too!

the wicked noodle said...

Oh, Jen, these look amazing! So different and yummy - can't wait to try them!

pigpigscorner said...

I'll scream for this anytime of the year =P I should really do more with squash besides soup and risotto.

tavolini said...

Looks delicious! I love squash--I saw a few on sale the other day and was wondering what to do with it...way to think outside the box ;)

Dewi said...

Gosh Jenn, pot sticker is my favorite. THough I never made it myself, but baking them is such a fab idea!

Jenn said...

Mel: Thanks.

Wicked Noodle: Enjoy making them. =)

Pigpigscorner: It's good to change it up sometimes. =)

TavoLini: Now you can go buy some squash.

Elra: Now you can make them at home. They're really simple and easy.

Reeni said...

I could definitely make a meal out of these divine little treats!

lisaiscooking said...

Baked potstickers is a great idea. Sounds delicious with the squash too.

Jenn said...

Reeni: I had these puppies for dinner.

lisaiscookies: Thanks

Tangled Noodle said...

What a great idea to use squash - a fantastic vegetarian potsticker!

Jenn said...

Tangled Noodle: Thanks. =) It's really delish.

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