Pork Pot Stickers are easy to make, and tasty to eat! Nothing better than making homemade and knowing what is in your food. Plus, these can be eaten by themselves or with a side of steamed veggies and rice for a delicious meal.
What are Pot Stickers?
Pot stickers are a type of dumpling and are often filled with ground pork, cabbage and spices. Once the pot stickers is prepared, they are pan fried in a small amount of oil (usually 2 tablespoons does the trick). Then add a cup of water, and cook turning often until the liquid has cooked down. They also can be steamed and boiled for an overall soft texture. One then eats them by dipping them in a soy based dipping sauce like soy sauce or Hosain sauce. Pot Stickers can be made with ground pork, turkey or even chicken. This recipe made 48 pot stickers.
- Filling: Gather the filling ingredients and combine in a bowl.
- Assembly: Brush the outside of the wonton wrapper with water. Add one heaping tablespoon of filling to the center. Fold the wrapper in half and secure by pinching the edges together with your fingers or a fork. Repeat until all filling has been used.
- Cooking: Add 2 tablespoons oil (vegetable or olive) to a pan, heat slightly and add in the pot stickers. Pan fry on each side. Add in one cup of water and cook until the liquid has cooked down.
- Serve: Serve with dipping sauce.
Pork Pot Stickers
Pot Sticker Filling
- 1 Pound Ground Pork
- 1 1/4 Cup Fresh Cabbage minced
- 2 Tablespoons Fresh Ginger peeled and minced
- 1 Tablespoon garlic minced
- 6 Scallions separate white and green portions. mince white for filling
- 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
- 1/4 Cup Water
- 48 Dumpling Wrappers
- 1/2 Cup soy sauce
- 1/4 Cup Rice Vinegar
- 6 Scallions use the green portions from the filling
- In a large mixing bowl, combine meat, cabbage, ginger, garlic, scallion whites, water and 2 tablespoons soy sauce.
- Lay a wrapper on a clean, dry surface and using your finger or a brush, spread a bit of water along half of the wrappers circumference.
- Place a rounded teaspoon of filling in center, fold over and seal the wrapper by pinching the edges together. Be careful not to overfill.
- Add 2 tablespoons oil to a skillet and heat to medium-high. Add the pot stickers one at a time careful to not allow them to touch.
- Cook for about 2 minutes until lightly browned and most of the oil is absorbed.
- Add in 1/4 cup water per 12 pot stickers to the pan. Cover and lower heat to medium. Simmer for 3 minutes. Uncover the pot stickers and return heat to medium-high and cook an additional minute or two until the bottoms are crisp and brown and the water evaporates. Remove pot stickers and place on a dish.
- In a small bowl, combine the ingredients for the dipping sauce.
- Serve hot with the sauce.
These need to be cooked right away or flash frozen until cooked. Flash freezing is easy to do. First, lay out your pot stickers on a cookie sheet making sure the pot stickers are not touching each other. Next, place the cookie sheet with the pot stickers in the freezer until they are frozen (2-4 hours). Lastly, remove from the freezer and place the frozen pot stickers in a quart or larger freezer ziploc bag. Freeze until use for up to 3 weeks.