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What to do with morel mushrooms? Mushroom, potato & pea potstickers

I'm reposting this because the voting is now open. If you like this recipe, please VOTE FOR IT!!!!

I love mushrooms. Growing up in Russia, my family used to go mushroom picking quite often, and my parents would marinate them, dry them, make soups with mushrooms, or just saute them with onions and add them to boiled potatoes drizzled with sunflower oil. Delicious.

When I saw that Marx Foods was doing a recipe contest using morel mushrooms, I wanted in! This was not the first time I've collaborated with this company, and I was eager to continue our relationship ;) A few weeks ago I received about 2 cups of dry morel mushrooms and instructions to make "an original hors  d'oeuvre recipe." I went through different ideas in my head, but finally decided to make Mushroom, Potato & Pea Potstickers.

2 cups dried morel mushrooms, covered in boiling water for 20 minutes, drained, chopped {do not discard the liquid: you can use it as a base for soups or risotto}

2 cups Dutch yellow baby potatoes, boiled, mashed {try to remove some of the bigger chunks of potato skin}
1 cup frozen peas, defrosted
salt & pepper
1/2 teaspoon cayenne
1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder
1 1/2 teaspoons cumin
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
olive oil
wonton wrappers {I used Nasoya brand}
serve with cucumber & dill yogurt dip

1. In a bowl combine chopped mushrooms, mashed potatoes, peas, parsley and spices.

2. Put about a teaspoon of the mixture on top of each wonton wrapper. Brush the edges with water, seal, and pleat.

3. Heat a cast iron skillet. Add olive oil. Place the potstickers and cook for 3-5 minutes until the bottoms are brown.
4. SUPER carefully add water to the pan (enough to cover about 1/3"), cover, and cook for about 10 minutes.
5. Serve with the yogurt dip.

I can't tell you exactly how many potstickers this recipe makes because I only made 6. I did not have enough time to use up the entire mixture. You can eat it as a side dish, or make potato patties from it by adding an egg and pan frying them similar to these.

How would you have used the dried morel mushrooms? Please share ;)


nicole said...

looks delicious!!

Sarah said...

I have always wanted to try working with dried mushrooms and was never sure how...this will be a great starting point!

Cecilia said...

I love morels, the potstickers look delicious! I would cook them in some butter and sherry and fold them into cream cheese, then smear that on a crostini.

Maris (In Good Taste) said...

These look so gourmet! What a professional job wrapping them. I wish I could dip into that yummy dip right now!

Unknown said...

THis is definitely taking pot stickers to the next level. These sound so luxurious!
*kisses* HH

Veggie Belly said...

I will do anything for morels! Your potstickers are so perfect and beautiful.

Anonymous said...

potstickers with morels are a great idea!

Jaime said...

Wow - I love potstickers...what a creative filling idea, have to try. Thanks for sharing - I love your blog.

Jun said...

Looks so delish!

Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli said...

How creative! I've never worked with dried mushrooms before. Even though I know all I have to do is reconstitute them in water, I still get a bit intimidated by them. :-/

Why have I never thought to make my own potstickers at home?? Craziness!

Mushrooms Canada said...

These look delicious! They must just explode with flavour! If you didn't have dried morels on hand, I think a mixture of fresh shiitake and oyster would work well...? The flavours might not be as strong, but nonetheless it would still taste fantastic! Thanks for sharing!
- Brittany

Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray said...

These look so good! I love anything with mushrooms. Let us know when we can start voting! Good luck :)

sally said...

I love potstickers, but I've only made them from scratch once. I definitely need to try making them again and maybe with some morels.

baobabs said...

wow this looks delicious, I have never had morels this way and what a great idea to do something different!

Leslie said...

OMG..seriously!These look amazing. I just love love love mushrooms!

Lighthousegal said...

Another great recipe!! You always have such wonderful combinations and presentations of food. I am never disappointed.
I have never had dried morels. But the pot stickers look and sound yummy.
I love looking for morels in the spring. We usually soak them in salt water, (mainly to rid them of the little critters hiding inside them),then roll them in a flour and corn meal mixture and fry them in oil. They are good that way, but not a smart choice for someone sensitive to fried foods.

Anonymous said...

I love this recipe! Very creative : )

Lori said...

So glad you posted this! I have some dried morels and I've been wondering what I should do with them. Great idea!