Food holds a world of meaning at the Lunar New Year (February 8th this year!): Eating an entire fish will bring you a prosperous life from start to finish, rice cakes are good luck if you want to move up in a job (or in height), and dumplings, served arranged in lines, imply a life that's moving forward.
Molly Yeh makes these dumplings every year for her family's Chrismakkuh celebration, but we'll take any excuse to eat gingery, umami-packed
bundles of joy dumplings. Though we're not sure we can wait 'til Monday to enjoy these little fellas:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
- 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1/2 cup boiling water
- 1/2 cup cold water
- 1 pound ground chicken
- 2 teaspoons each: sugar, soy sauce, and rice vinegar
- black pepper to taste
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 2 stalks green onion, minced
- 1/4 cup chicken broth
- 1 pinch red chili flakes
- oil for frying the potstickers (I use canola)
Will you also be making these tonight? Can you hardly wait to get your hands on these pot-sticking chicken wonders? Tell us in the comments below!