Traditional Pot Stickers
Our favorite appetizer so far on the website.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes
- 1 Pound of Ground Pork
- 6-8 Shrimp Optional
- 1/2 of one Large Shallot
- 4 Tbsps - Red Bell Pepper
- 1 Tbsps - Ginger
- 1 Tbsps - Minced Garlic
- 4 Stems of Green Onion 8 if not connected to a base with two stems on one stalk ( 3 Tbsps )
- 1 Tbsps Minced Carrot plus one additional Tsp
- 4 Tsp of Soy Sause
- 1 Tsp Fish Sauce
- 1/2 Tsp Baking Soda
- 1/2 Tsp Corn Starch
- 1 Tsp of Sugar
- 1 Tsp of Rice Wine Vinegar
The Dipping sauce
- 1 1/2 Cups of good Soy Sauce
- 1/4 Cup of Rice Wine Vinegar
- Tbsps of grated Ginger
- Tbsps of Minced Garlic
- Stems of Green Onion thinly sliced
- 2 Stems of Green Onion sliced on the bias 45-degree cut ( Presentation )
- 1 Tbsps Chopped Cilantro
- 1/2 of One Lime Squeezed
- 1 Tsp Hot Chili Paste Optional
Making the Filling
Using a food processor
I suggest cutting everything up before adding to the food processor. The overall texture will be much better.
Chop, shallot, garlic, carrot, red bell pepper, cilantro, green onion, sugar, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar and shrimp and pulse together. Just enough to bring everything together.
Next add in the pork, baking soda, and corn starch. Pulse again till combined.
Refrigerate for a minimum of one hour.
Folding The Potstickers
I suggest watching the video above
Start by taking a small enough portion of filling as to not overall fill the potsticker wrapper.
Cover the outer ring of the wrapper with water, the water acts as the glue.
On one side make 4 pinches. Start by folding over on top of the same side making a z shape pattern. PInch down the crease.
After all 4 Z creases are made, pull the front middle over on top to the side with the Z pattern and pinch in the middle. Working your way down one side pinch together matching up the seams, then repeat on the other side and place on a floured cookie sheet.
Cooking the potstickers
In a skillet, add 3 tbsps of peanut oil. or whichever oil you like.
Bring to medium heat then adding the potstickers. Cook till the bottoms brown nicely. About 2 minutes. Using a cover, shield yourself and add in enough water to cover by 1/3 of the way up the potstickers. Cook for around 6 to 7 minutes and then serve with dipping sauce.
Leave a comment below. Enjoy.