Thursday, May 8, 2008

How to Make Leah's Perfect Pork Pot Stickers Recipe

I made these last night, and ended up having to make more with the remaining filling, we went through them that quick - We were all so surprised at how close they tasted to our local great Chinese Restaurant's version.

My version is quick and easy -
get the kids involved in this one for assembly. After boiling your pot stickers, you can throw them into chicken broth for wonton soup or do a quick pan fry to brown or serve them up once boiled with the perfect dipping sauce (recipe included below) which is what we did.


  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 3 scallions minced
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tablespoons sherry ( I used red cabernet wine with excellent results)
  • 1-2 tablespoons apple cider or rice vinegar
  • 1-2 tablespoons red chili sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoons teriyaki sauce
  • 3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • fresh wonton wrappers at room temperature
  • large pot with boiling water
  • small bowl with cold water
  • bowl to make and mix filling in
  • waxed paper sprayed with pam or wet with water to keep prepared wontons not sticking until ready to boil
  • ***For Perfect Dipping Sauce:
  • 2 scallions minced super fine
  • 2 tablespoons low -sodium soy sauce
  • 4 tablespoons teriyaki sauce
  • 1-2 tablespoons red chili sesame oil

  1. Takes a little time in the assembly of your wontons, but it is so worth the little effort involved.
  2. In a large pot, put about 6 or more cups of water and put on stove to boil. Add a little of olive oil to pot to help pot stickers from sticking once boiling.
  3. In small bowl, add all sauce ingredients and set aside.
  4. In another small bowl, add very cold water and set aside.
  5. In making your pot stickers filling, add chopped pork meat and all remaining ingredients:3 minced scallions, 4 minced garlic cloves, sherry or red wine, vinegar, red chili sesame oil, teriyaki sauce, and soy sauce.
  6. Mix with hand or wooden spoon to all ingredients are well mixed.
  7. Take a wonton wrapper, dipping hands and fingers into cold water in small bowl, and 'wet' edges of wonton wrapper.
  8. Take a teaspoon or smaller amount and place into the center of the wonton wrapper.
  9. Fold one side of wonton to other side making a triangle, then press edges well. Then gather corners all together to make a package, squeezing edges slightly and place aside on waxed paper until all pot stickers have been prepared.
  10. Throw them into the boiling water and let boil for at least 12 minutes. Stir them after one minute to prevent them from sticking to the bottom of the pot. Stir once or twice during boiling process turning them over so all sides are cooked.
  11. Drain slightly and serve with dipping sauce.
  12. You can also serve these up in chicken broth for your own wonton soup with some added sliced scallions OR pan fry them up to have your very own pan fried dumplings.

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