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Chinese Dumplings - Potstickers - Panfried Pork Dumplings

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Chinese Dumplings - Potstickers


Rhonda Parkinson
Potstickers are one of the most popular types of Chinese dumplings. This recipe includes a dipping sauce and instructions on making the dough.

Yields about 48 potstickers.
Scroll to the bottom of the recipe directions for more potstickers recipes.


  • Dumpling Dough*
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • Filling:
  • 8 ounces celery cabbage (Napa cabbage)
  • 3 tsp salt, divided
  • 1 pound lean ground pork
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green onions, with tops
  • 1 TB white wine
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • Dash white pepper
  • Dipping Sauce:
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • Other:
  • 2 - 4 tablespoons vegetable oil


Cut the cabbage across into thin strips. Mix with 2 teaspoons salt and set aside for 5 minutes. Squeeze out the excess moisture.

In a large bowl, mix the celery cabbage, pork, green onions, wine, cornstarch, the remaining 1 teaaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon sesame oil, and the white pepper.

In a bowl, mix the flour and 1 cup boiling water until a soft dough forms. Knead the dough on a lightly flour surface about 5 minutes, or until smooth.

Divide the dough in half. Shape each half into a roll 12 inches long and cut each roll into 1/2-inch slices.

Roll 1 slice of dough into a 3-inch circle and place 1 tablespoon pork mixture in the center of the circle. Lift up the edges of the circle and pinch 5 pleats up to create a pouch to encase the mixture. Pinch the top together. Repeat with the remaining slices of dough and filling.

Heat a wok or nonstick skillet until very hot. Add 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, tilting the wok to coat the sides. If using a nonstick skillet, add 1/2 tablespoon vegetable oil. Place 12 dumplings in a single layer in the wok and fry 2 minutes, or until the bottoms are golden brown.

Add 1/2 cup water. Cover and cook 6 to 7 minutes, or until the water is absorbed. Repeat with the remaining dumplings.

To make a dipping sauce, in a small bowl, mix the soy sauce with 1 teaspoon sesame oil. Serve with the dumplings.

Reprinted with permission from Everyday Chinese Cooking: Quick and Delicious Recipes from the Leann Chin Restaurants.

More Potstickers Recipes
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Potstickers With Prawn and Cilantro
Vegetarian Potstickers
Gyoza - Japanese Potstickers
Another Potstickers Dipping Sauce Recipe
Ginger Dipping Sauce - this easy to make dip also goes very nices with potstickers.
User Reviews

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 5 out of 5
Great recipe, Member kjss

I used a pasta machine too to roll the dough and it works really well - this is a stiff dough so easier to roll that way. Also, important to let the dough rest - this is really true of any dough, including pie dough - because it allows the gluten to relax and this makes it easier to roll out. I used a food processor to mix the dough...just added the flour and poured the boiling water in a thin stream as it spun. Very little kneading needed after that. The boiling water is important too - I first saw this in a recipe for those chinese pancakes with green onions and the texture is different...squeezy...the dough is partially ""cooked"".

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