Pork Potstickers

Pork Potstickers

One of the recipes I was most excited to make this week was Pork Potstickers based on this recipe for Homemade Dumplings from Chic n’ Cheap Living. These little pockets of goodness take a little work since you have to make the dough, then the filling, then assemble, then cook, but they’re so, so tasty and making a dish you usually have to buy either frozen or from a restaurant is a fun novelty as well. The Mancktastic version of Pork Potstickers are a little more hearty than commercial potstickers, which Bill and I both love. The filling is savory and flavorful, the dough is plump and the sesame seed oil + steaming finish makes a great crisp bottom.

Pork Potstickers

  • 1-1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/8 cup canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 1/2 inch ginger (minced)
  • 1/2 cup shredded cabbage
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2.5 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon rice wine vinegar
  • additional water for steaming
  1. Combine flour, water, canola oil and ½ tablespoon salt in a large bowl and mix throughly until it forms a well-incorporated dough.
  2. Knead dough for 5-10 minutes until it’s smooth.
  3. Roll kneaded dough into a large bowl and cover to keep moist.
  4. In a large bowl, combine ground pork, shredded cabbage, sesame oil, ginger, soy sauce, oyster sauce, sugar, and rice wine vinegar. Set this mixture aside.
  5. Grab a piece of dough about the size of a golf ball. Use a rolling pin to roll the ball out to a circle 3″ in diameter.
  6. Place slightly less than a tablespoon of the meat mixture into the center of the dough circle.
  7. Close the dumpling into a half circle and pinch shut. Set aside your completed dumpling on a tray.
  8. Repeat steps 5-7 to make the rest of your batch of dumplings.
  9. Heat a skillet on medium-high heat and add 1 tablespoon sesame oil. When oil is hot, add dumplings, arranging them in a circular pattern.
  10. Pour in ¼ cup water and allow water to steam off. Pour in ¹/3 cup water and cover skillet. Cook for 7 minutes. Enjoy dumplings!

If you don’t feel like Pork Potstickers, it’s easy-peasy to swap out the pork for chicken or even turkey! You could also add garlic, carrots or any other filling that would make for a happy tummy : )

Download the PDF of this recipe here!


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