Turkey leftovers: pot stickers!

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Every year, more and more Americans suffer from the dreaded Thanksgiving leftovers. We have so many to deal with, but not enough ideas about how to use them. You can only have so many turkey sandwiches before you want to poke your eyes out. While making our pre-holiday turkey, a light bulb went off in my head: why not pot stickers?

Pot stickers are fairly easy to make. All you need are wonton wrappers from the refrigerated section of your grocery store, soy sauce, some green onion, garlic and ginger or ginger powder. The key to making turkey pot stickers is to use the dark meat. A great pot sticker has a perfectly cooked wonton and a juicy but smooth filling inside. That dark meat from the bottom of the turkey that you never know what to do with? Yup, that’s the best meat for the job.

So, in your food processor, place about 2 cups of chopped up dark meat, sliced green onion, 2 cloves of garlic chopped, a tablespoon of chopped ginger or a teaspoon of ginger powder, and a tablespoon of soy sauce. But the top on and pulse the heck out of it. You want the mixture to be as smooth as possible. If you see that its staying chunky and not coming together, add a tablespoon of water to the mix.

Still not sure how to cook your pot stickers? Check out this video from Food Network Star Sunny Anderson: Shrimp Pot Stickers

Sunny makes shrimp pot stickers, but it the same concept. She also gives quick instructions on how to freeze them at the end!

Still need another idea for those leftovers? Check out my post last year on how to use up that stuffing and gravy.

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  1. 11.26.11
    Precious said:

    We love potstickers in this household. We will try these.

  2. 12.1.11
    Lindsey said:

    I love potstickers and these sound sooo good!!