Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Potsticker wrapped with white radish

Ahhh.....time to clear old stock from my fridge before replenishing with new ingredients. Well, I still have- use by 26thDec minced pork, half of white radish, some water chestnut and spring onion. Alright, just the right ingredients needed to whip up potsticker with white radish as the skin. I've seen somewhere of this recipes before but have not try it. So it seems high time to give this recipes a try.

Radish skin wrapper
  • 1 big radish-chose one with at least having the top with 2.5-3inches diameter
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 litre of water
  • 1 tsp corn flour
  • 150gm minced pork
  • 6 chestnut-finely chopped
  • 3 stalks of spring onion- finely chopped
  • 1 tsp of chopped ginger
  • 2 tsp of shaoxing wine
  • 2 tsp of white pepper
  • 1/2-1 tsp of salt
  • 2 tsp of sesame oil
  1. Sliced the radish thinly using mandolin or if you can sliced thinly with knife to a thickness of less than 2mm. Make about 30 slices.
  2. Add salt to the water in a big bowl. Stir to dissolve. Place the radish in the bowl and let it soak for 2 hours or until the radish skin can be easily folded half.
  3. Drained and rinsed. Pat dry the skin with paper towel. Then dust one side of the skin with corn starch. This is to ensure the filling will stick onto the skin.
  4. For the filling ingredients, add everything and let it marinate for at least an hour.
  5. Place a teaspoon of filling ingredients onto a piece of radish wrapper. Fold half. Repeat until all the wrappers done.
  6. Heat a pan, grease lightly with some vegetable oil. Once hot, place the potstickers onto the pan and cook. Turn to low heat to let it cook slowly. You don't have to add water onto the pan as radish will excrete juice from itself. Cover with a lid for5-7 minutes. Check if the side has browned, if yes, turned all over and cover with lid and let it cook for 5 minutes or so until browned.
  7. Once cooked and nicely browned, removed from the pan. Garnished with some sesame seed and served with ginger in rice vinegar.
To me this little snack is healthy, the radish gives a crunchy bites and the moist minced flavor blended well with radish.


Here's some of my FOC decoration for Christmas....

Cut the holly berry from a park

My holly wreath - I just tied them together....

Mistletoe given by friend. I've not seen mistletoe before coming over here. It is meant for couple to kiss underneath the mistletoe, hence the song "I saw Mummy kissing Santa Claus underneath the mistletoe."


Algernond said...

That mistletoe is hanging over your door. Looks like no-one will be able to avoid walking under it... it's a crafty plan ....

Ann said...

hahahha....I noticed where she has put it too....hmm...

susie lau said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you Christine....

Christine Toh said...


One can choose to enter through front or back door. :-)

Christine Toh said...


Too bad last year I didn't hang up the mistletoe.

Christine Toh said...

Hi Susie,

Thanks for your well wishes.
I wish you & family a Merry Christmas and cheerful New Year 2010.