When I came to Seattle to visit my family, my parents' fridge was full as always. Of course my dad has made his famous borscht, there was plenty of cheese and cold cuts, my mom bought a ton of tomatoes and cherries, and they also had a package of wonton wrappers.
My parents, Anna and I drove 4 hours to Ocean Shores to stay in a mini resort. Misha (my brother) stayed home. There was nothing to do at the resort but watch Cable, eat, and walk along the ocean shore. Walking on the beach doesn't rank high on my list of fun things to do, so I drove my dad crazy watching John & Kate Plus 8, Housewives of Atlanta, and a zillion Food TV shows. I also made a few jewelry projects, and did a bit of cooking. Below is a recipe for Potato and Mushroom Potstickers I made using the wonton wrappers my mom had.
8 potatoes, washed, peeled, cubed
1 tablespoon oil, plus additional oil for potstickers
1 onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1-2 cups mushrooms, diced
salt & pepper
2 scallions, thinly sliced
1. Cook potatoes in salted water. Drain and mash. Allow them to cool.
2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a skillet. Add onions and garlic and saute till translucent. Add mushrooms and saute till everything is golden brown and caramelized (this will take quite a while, so be patient).
3. Combine potatoes with onion/garlic/mushroom mixture. Season with salt and pepper and allow to cool.
4. Put a few teaspoons of the mixture in the middle of a wonton wrapper. "Paint" the edges of the wrapper with water (I just used my finger) and fold the wrapper over in half. Crimp the edges.