Chinese Dumpling Pot Sticker Recipe
Chinese food has always been a family favorite and Potstickers, also known as Chinese Dumplings, were always one of the top appetizer choices. One day I saw a Potsticker seasoning packet from Sunbird and decided to make them myself and they were delicious! The Won Ton wrapper is thinner than the dumpling cover served in a restaurant and produces a much lighter appetizer. When the seasoning packet was no longer available I varied ingredients from a number of recipes to come up with the perfect stuffing mix! The following recipe will make 20 Potstickers.
- You can substitute Ground Pork with Shredded Chicken or Ground Beef
- For a Vegetarian Potsticker substitute meat with Tofu and add Spinach, Water Chestnuts, Mushrooms or any of your favorites.
- 8 oz. Ground Pork
- 2 cups shredded Napa Cabbage
- 2 Scallions (including greens) finely chopped
- 1 tbs. Sesame Oil
- 2 tsp. minced Garlic
- 2 tbs. Soy sauce
- 1/2 tsp. Ginger
- 1 tbs. Sesame Seeds, toasted
- 1 Egg beaten (to brush on the edges of the Wrap)
- 1 package Won Ton Wraps
Stuff The WonTon Wrappers
- Combine ingredients and mix well
- Using a pastry brush, brush 2 edges of a WonTon wrap with egg
- Spoon stuffing (about 1/2 teaspoon) on the wrap and fold over
- Pinch the edges together
When I make Potstickers for our Wisconsin Dells vacation I triple the recipe and will use the entire package of Won Ton wrappers (there are 60 in a package).
Fry The Potstickers
- Once all the Potstickers are prepared heat Olive Oil or Vegetable Oil (2-3 tbs.) in an electric frying pan set at medium high heat
- Place 10 Potstickers in the frying pan and cook until both sides are browned (approx.10 minutes per side)
- You may have to flip them over a few times to keep them from sticking to the bottom of the pan
- Pour 1/3 cup water into the frying pan and close the lid
- When the water has been absorbed (approx. 10 minutes, but watch carefully) remove Potstickers and arrange on a serving platter
- Serve with Soy Sauce or your favorite Asian dipping sauce.
Potstickers Can be Prepared and Frozen
Potstickers can be cooked ahead of time and frozen.
- Place cooked Potstickers on a wax paper covered cookie sheet
- Place the cookie sheet in the freezer for 30 to 45 minutes or until wonton wrap appears to be frozen. Once partially frozen the Potstickers will not stick together
- Put Potstickers in a baggie and freeze until ready for use
Thaw and heat in a little oil to crisp them. This will save time in the kitchen and give you more time to enjoy the company!