One of your favorite take out foods, Chinese Dumplings (also commonly known as potstickers), are easy to make and taste much better when you make them homemade!
Prep Time35 minutesminutes
Cook Time15 minutesminutes
Total Time50 minutesminutes
1poundlean ground pork
4large napa cabbage leaves, minced
6stalks green onions, minced
7shitake mushrooms, minced (if dried – rehydrated and rinsed carefully)
½cupbok choy, minced
½cupbamboo shoots, minced
2garlic cloves, minced
3tablespoonsminced fresh ginger
2teaspoonssriracha, optional (non-traditional but I like the flavor it adds!)
36won ton wrappers
water, as needed
soy sauce, for serving
green onions, optional garnish
4tablespoonslow sodium soy sauce
1 ½tablespoonsrice vinegar
1 ½tablespoonsrice wine
1teaspoonchili oil or chili sauce/paste, to taste (optional)
In a large bowl, combine all pork filling ingredients until well combined.
You will need a clean workspace, wonton wrappers, prepared pork filling, a small bowl of water, and chopsticks.
Begin by filling the wonton wrapper with about a tablespoons worth of pork filling. Wet your finger, and run along the edges of the wonton wrapper. This will help to seal it closed.
If your wrapper is round, fold the wrapper over the filling to create a half-moon shape, pinching the edges to seal. If you wrapper is square, scroll up to view the step by step images of how I fold my dumplings into a little purse dumpling.
Once you have filled the dumplings you can freeze them or eat them fresh.
Place the dumplings in a single layer on a cookie sheet and freeze for about 30 minutes.
Then place in a ziplock baggie, where they can be frozen for up to 3 months.
Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil to the skillet and place dumplings in an even layer. Fry for a few minutes until bottoms are golden.
Add 1/3 cup of water and cover with a tight fitting lid. Cook until the water has boiled away and then uncover and reduce heat to medium or medium low.
Let the dumplings cook for another 2 minutes then remove from heat and serve with soy sauce and thinly sliced green onions.
Place dumplings in a steamer basket on a single layer of cabbage leaves or a piece of parchment paper and steam for about 8 minutes.
Whisk together all ingredients and serve in a shallow bowl to dip your potstickers in! You can make this ahead and store it in the fridge for up to a week.