Potstickers

A staple in any Asian cuisine these Potstickers are a fun and fully homemade recipe that is not only flavorful but absolutely addicting.

Potstickers

So my aunt is from Japan and going over to their house for the holidays was one of my favorite things to do growing up. The food that she cooked was literally some of the best food I have ever eaten.

IN MY LIFE!

Now we are big takeout people but when we get a chance to make some of our favorite takeout foods at home we jump on it. 

We have a family cookbook and my aunt put her “gyoza recipe” in there. Now Gyoza is the Japanese name for potstickers, regardless we just call them plain old potstickers.

Potsticker Recipe

What are potstickers?

Potstickers technically means a meat or vegetable filled dumpling that is steamed in a pan then fried. Hense the name potsticker comes from the dumplings sticking to the pot.

There are various fillings that you could make and some include:

  • Ground Pork
  • Vegetable
  • Ground Chicken
  • Any other non-traditional filling

Our potsticker recipe is filled with a ground pork mixture and we used my aunts recipe with some minor variations.

What are potstickers

WHAT INGREDIENTS DO YOU NEED?

  • Ground pork
  • Cabbage
  • Green onion
  • Fresh ginger
  • Garlic
  • Soy sauce
  • Flour
  • Water
  • Salt
  • Vegetable oil

Now my aunt uses pre-made wonton wrappers for her recipe but we like to make our own dough, which is seriously surprisingly easy.

The hard part is more or less the folding of the dough, which you can actually fold in a lot of different ways such as, pleated (which we use), pursed, folded over, etc.

Once you get the hang of actually working with folding your dough it goes super fast. It doesn’t take us much time to pleat our dough, but then again we have made these so much that it’s kind of become second nature.

Gyoza

HOW DO YOU MAKE POTSTICKERS?

  • To make your dough add flour, salt and water to a bowl and mix well.
  • Using your hands mix dough and knead it until it sticks together.
  • Add your vegetable oil and continue to knead until it becomes smooth and then shape into a ball, cover with a damp paper towel and let rest for one hour.
  • Meanwhile make your filling, add your chopped cabbage and 1-2 tbs of oil to a pan and sauté until wilted and half it’s size.
  • Add to a bowl and let cool, once cool add your green onion, ginger, garlic, soy sauce and pork and mix together then refrigerate.
  • Once dough is done resting sprinkle a tiny bit of flour on your work surface (you may not need this) and roll dough out until about 1/8″-1/4″ thick.
  • Using a 3″ biscuit cutter cut your dough into rounds.
  • Take about 1/2 tbs filling and add it to center of dough then bring up the sides and press the center together, then add three pleats on each side, repeat with all dough.
  • In pan heat oil and add your potstickers and fry until bottoms are golden.
  • Add water and cover and let steam for about 7-8 minutes to ensure pork cooks.
  • Remove from pan and serve with soy sauce, sweet and sour sauce, etc.

These potstickers are one of our favorite things to make for the New Year. It is tradition for us to make Chinese food each and every New Years eve because we just love it.

Gyoza Recipe

So if this is something you have always wanted to make then I say go ahead, try it! They don’t have to be pretty they just have to taste good!

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5 from 7 votes
Potstickers
Prep Time
1 hr 30 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
1 hr 40 mins
 

A staple in any Asian cuisine these Potstickers are a fun and fully homemade recipe that is not only flavorful but absolutely addicting.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Gyoza, Gyoza Recipe, How to make Potstickers, Potsticker Recipe, Potstickers
Servings: 20 potstickers
Calories: 96 kcal
Ingredients
Dough:
  • 2 cups flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3/4 cup hot water
  • 1 Tbs oil
Filling:
  • 1/2 lb ground pork
  • 1 1/2 cup finely chopped cabbage
  • 1 Tbs oil
  • 1 green onion finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 Tbs freshly minced ginger
  • 1 Tbs soy sauce
  • 1-2 Tbs oil
  • 1/4 cup water
Instructions
  1. To make your dough add flour, salt and water to a bowl and mix well.
  2. Using your hands mix dough and knead it until it sticks together.
  3. Add your vegetable oil and continue to knead until it becomes smooth and then shape into a ball, cover with a damp paper towel and let rest for one hour.
  4. Meanwhile make your filling, add your chopped cabbage and 1-2 tbs of oil to a pan and sauté until wilted and half it's size.
  5. Add to a bowl and let cool, once cool add your green onion, ginger, garlic, soy sauce and pork and mix together then refrigerate.
  6. Once dough is done resting sprinkle a tiny bit of flour on your work surface (you may not need this) and roll dough out until about 1/8"-1/4" thick.
  7. Using a 3" biscuit cutter cut your dough into rounds.
  8. Take about 1/2 tbs filling and add it to center of dough then bring up the sides and press the center together, then add three pleats on each side, repeat with all dough.
  9. In pan heat oil and add your potstickers and fry until bottoms are golden.
  10. Add water and cover and let steam for about 7-8 minutes to ensure pork cooks.
  11. Remove from pan and serve with soy sauce, sweet and sour sauce, etc.
Nutrition Facts
Potstickers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 96 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 58mg 2%
Potassium 56mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 0.2%
Vitamin C 2.6%
Calcium 0.6%
Iron 4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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A staple in any Asian cuisine these Potstickers are a fun and fully homemade recipe that is not only flavorful but absolutely addicting.

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