Rowena G's Recipes

Chinese Dumplings – Potstickers – Panfried Pork Dumplings

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2 hours
Prep: 1 hour 15 minutes | Cook: 45 minutes | Servings: 10 - 12 persons as appetisers. 4 - 6 hungry kids

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.

Dumpling Dough

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup boiling water

Filling:

  • 8 ounces Chinese cabbage
  • 3 tsp salt, divided
  • 1 pound lean ground pork or turkey meat
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped white onions
  • 1 TB white wine
  • 1 tsp cornflour
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • Dash white pepper
  • Dipping Sauce:
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • Other:
  • 2 – 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  1. Cut the cabbage across into thin strips. Mix with 2 teaspoons salt and set aside for 5 minutes, then Squeeze out the excess moisture.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the celery cabbage, pork, white onions, wine, cornstarch, the remaining 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon sesame oil, and the white pepper.
  3. 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.
  4. Divide the dough in half. Shape each half into a roll 12 inches long and cut each roll into 1/2-inch slices.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Add 1/2 cup water. Cover and cook 6 to 7 minutes, or until the water is absorbed. Repeat with the remaining dumplings.
  8. To make a dipping sauce, in a small bowl, mix the soy sauce with 1 teaspoon sesame oil. Serve with the dumplings.

From Everyday Chinese Cooking: Quick and Delicious Recipes from the Leann Chin Restaurants.

Surprisingly easy, and although it does take a little time, the resulting dumplings disappear very quickly indeed !!

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