The other day (everyday) I was craving potstickers so so bad and I started searching them on Pinterest and it was confirmed I needed to make them that night. I needed to get my Asian food fix and the Panda Express that they have been building in town for
nine thousand years a while isn’t up yet so I’m forced to make my own! Sorry, that’s dramatic. This recipe was surprisingly easy and just delish!
When I have made these before I usually just buy the wonton wrappers from the grocery store because it has always sounded like a lot of work to make my own dough but I was shocked when I saw what what it took to do it myself. It was literally flour and water. I checked about 37 recipes, once again dramatic, to make sure that’s how other people made it and sure enough it was that easy. Hope you love them!
- 1 lb ground pork
- 1/2 cup cabbage
- 1 stalk green onion minced
- 1/4 cup ginger root minced
- 3 TBSP soy sauce
- 2 TBSP sesame oil
- 1 TBSP cornstarch
- couple splashes of siracha
- salt and pepper
- 4 cups flour
- 1 1/2 cups hot water
Honestly, I was left with a good amount of dough left over so I think you would be fine to cut the dough recipe in half but if you want thick little potstickers then go with that! ALSO, like I was talking about before you can just buy the wonton wrappers and you’ll save some time.
If you are making your own dough you will want to put half of your water into the flour and start mixing that with a fork and then keep adding the water a little at a time until it seems stiff enough to knead. Cover that with a damp towel for 30 minutes and let that relax. Cut the dough into 3 or 4 chunks and start rolling that out flat and thin. If you are fancy enough to have just a circle cookie cutter (I am not) then start making those 3-4 inch discs. If you are lame like me and for some reason have 0 cookie cutters in your house but for some other reason you have a mason jar use that! I just used the top of the jar and it actually worked out perfectly!
Now start mixing all of the filling ingredients together. You will put about a 1 TBSP scoop onto each disc.
That’s a really unappetizing looking thing, I get that, but I promise they are really good.
Pinch together all the sides and you have the perfect little potsticker! Once you have all of your potstickers assembled heat oil in a pan on high heat then put the pot stickers in the pan and fry them until the bottoms are nice and golden! I had to do 2 batches because it would of over crowded the pan.
This next step is the difficult one. You are going to pour 1/2 cup of water into the pan but you will need to shield your face with the lid because it splatters hot oil like crazy so keep it semi covered. I believe in you, you can do it. Once you pour the water in cover it immediately and lower the heat to medium and cook them for 6 minutes. This will steam them.
See how easy that really was? Yay! Let me know how you liked them!
p.s. This made a ton and so I had a lot left over. Just throw the leftovers in the freezer and defrost them whenever you want more!