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Pot Stickers

Steven Pennington
The perfect combination of steamed and fried dumplings finished with restaurant-quality dipping sauce
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 38 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Chinese/Japanese


Dumpling Filling

  • Ground Pork 1 Pound
  • Shrimp 8 large
  • Shallot ½ large
  • Red Bell Pepper 4 Tablespoons
  • Fresh Ginger 1 Tablespoon
  • Fresh Garlic (Minced) 1 Tablespoon
  • Green Onion (Sliced thin) 4 stalks
  • Cilantro 2 Tablespoons
  • Carrot (Minced) 1 ½ Tablespoons
  • Soy Sauce 4 teaspoons
  • Fish Sauce 1 teaspoon
  • Baking Soda ½ teaspoon
  • Corn Starch ½ teaspoon
  • Sugar 1 teaspoon
  • Rice Wine Vinegar 2 teaspoon

Pot Sticker Dipping Sauce

  • Soy Sauce 1 ½ cups
  • Rice Wine Vinegar ¼ cup
  • Ginger (Grated) 1 Tablespoon
  • Garlic (Minced) 1 Tablespoon
  • Green Onion (Thinly sliced) 4 stalks
  • Cilantro (Chopped) 1 Tablespoon
  • Lime 1 juiced
  • Hot Chili Paste (Optional) 1 teaspoon
  • Stems of Green Onion sliced on the bias (45-degree cut ( Presentation )) 2


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 add the potstickers. Cook till the bottoms brown nicely. About 2 minutes. Using a cover, shield yourself and add in enough water to cover by ⅓ of the way up the potstickers. Cook for around 6 to 7 minutes and then serve with dipping sauce.
  • Leave a comment below. Enjoy.
Keyword Asian Potstickers, Pot stickers, Potstickers
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