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Pot Stickers

When I saw Wolfgang make these little guys, I knew that I had to add this potstickers recipe to the site. Because these Chinese dumplings can be somewhat labor intensive, they’re perfect for an informal dinner party where everyone lends a hand. Or do what my friends do and make only half the recipe and freeze the rest.–David Leite

Pot Stickers Recipe

  • Quick Glance
  • 2 H
  • 4 H, 30 M
  • Makes 100 to 120 pot stickers

Ingredients

  • Filling
  • 1/4 cup garlic cloves, peeled and quartered
  • 1-inch piece ginger, peeled
  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil
  • 1/4 cup dried fruit (apricots, cherries, or raisins)
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro leaves, minced
  • 1/2 bunch scallions, minced
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Pinch granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chile paste
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 2 pounds pork butt, cubed
  • Round wonton wrappers
  • 1 large egg, beaten with 1 tablespoon of water, for egg wash
  • Peanut oil, for frying
  • Dipping Sauce
  • 1/2 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1 cup toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons minced scallions
  • Large pinch granulated sugar

Directions

  • Make the filling
  • 1. In a blender, combine the garlic and ginger. Turn on the machine and slowly pour in the peanut oil and process until a purée forms. Transfer to a bowl and add the remaining ingredients. Stir together and marinate for 1 hour.
  • 2. Pass the mixture through a medium dye in the meat grinder. Transfer to an electric stand mixer and, using the paddle on slow speed, mix until emulsified.
  • Assemble the pot stickers
  • 3. Separate the wonton wrappers and brush the edges with eggwash. Place a generous spoonful of the filling in the middle and seal the edges, making small folds starting from the center and folding down to each end to create a half-moon shape. Continue until you have used up the filling. Refrigerate the pot stickers until ready to cook.
  • 4. Drop the pot stickers in small batches into boiling, salted water until cooked through, about 7 to 8 minutes. Drain. Heat a nonstick saute pan with peanut oil and sear the pot stickers until golden on the bottom. Remove and serve with the dipping sauce.
  • Make the dipping sauce
  • 5. Combine all the ingredients and whisk together.
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