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Nothing beats the flavor of traditional Crab Rangoon . But, if you're not comfortable with deep-frying, here is an easy to make alternative in which the wonton wrappers and cream cheese are baked, and then the cream cheese is served as a dip with the crunchy wonton chips.
Since I don’t have a kitchen, I’ve been spending lots of time in my mom’s kitchen, which explains all the Chinese recipes up recently.
We’re on a tight schedule of recipe themes here, moving right on from Superbowl, to Valentine’s Day, and don’t forget Chinese New Year (or Lunar New Year) is the same days as V-day this year. I knew as soon as I took my last bite of Un-fried Buffalo Wing , I’d start thinking about hearts and good fortune. Can I combine the two into a loving Fortune Cookie?
When I first realized that Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day is on the same day this year, I thought, oh no! Disastrous!
Ma Po Tofu is actually very easy to make. It’s one of the first recipes I asked my mom to teach me.
I made these vegetarian potstickers with mushrooms and tofu for a vegan potluck a while ago, and they were completely gone about 2 minutes after they hit the table! These vegetarian potstickers are little steamed dumplings similar to Japanese gyoza.
Ingredients 1/2 pound firm tofu 1/2 cup coarsely grated carrots 1/2 cup shredded Napa cabbage 2 tablespoons finely chopped red pepper 2 tablespoons finely chopped scallions 2 teaspoons finely minced fresh ginger 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro leaves 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce 2 teaspoons sesame oil 1 egg, lightly beaten 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Bowl of water, plus additional water for steamer 35 to 40 small wonton wrappers Non-stick vegetable spray, for the steamer
SERVES about 10