Chinese Pork Potstickers

Chinese Pork Dumplings Recipe

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Prep: 30 mins
Cook: 7 mins
Total: 37 mins
Servings: 8 to 10 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
211 Calories
8g Fat
20g Carbs
13g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8 to 10
Amount per serving
Calories 211
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 1027mg 45%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 6mg 32%
Calcium 38mg 3%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 287mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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

Ingredients

For the Filling:

  • 8 ounces napa cabbage, or bok choy

  • 3 teaspoons salt, divided

  • 1 pound lean ground pork

  • 1/4 cup green onions, finely chopped, with tops

  • 1 tablespoon white wine

  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch

  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil

  • 1 dash white pepper

For the Dumpling Dough:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup boiling water

For the Pan-Frying:

  • 2 to 4 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 2 cups water, divided

For the Dipping Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce

  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

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  2. Cut the bok choy or cabbage across into thin strips and mix with 2 teaspoons salt; set aside for 5 minutes.

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  3. Squeeze out the excess moisture.

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

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  5. In a bowl, mix the flour and 1 cup boiling water until a soft dough forms.

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  6. Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface about 5 minutes, or until smooth.

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

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  8. Roll 1 slice of dough into a 3-inch circle and place 1 tablespoon pork mixture in the center of the circle.

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  9. Lift up the edges of the circle and pinch 5 pleats up to create a pouch to encase the mixture. Pinch the top together.

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  10. Repeat with the remaining slices of dough and filling.

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  11. 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.

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  12. Place 12 dumplings in a single layer in the wok and fry 2 minutes, or until the bottoms are golden brown.

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  13. Add 1/2 cup water. Cover and cook for 6 to 7 minutes, or until the water is absorbed.

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  14. Repeat with the remaining dumplings.

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

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  16. Serve with the dumplings.

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  17. Enjoy!

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