Here’s How To Make Your Own Potstickers In No Time


Dumplings are the perfect quick, easy and delicious snack to heat up when you’re hungry. They’re also the ideal food (or dim sum) to share with a group of friends.

When you order potstickers at a Chinese restaurant, you’re not always sure of what you’re going to find inside. And that’s where making these simple dumplings at home comes in handy. You can make these juicy, chewy snacks right in your own kitchen with fresh ingredients and know exactly what you’re getting.

You could make an easy dumpling dough yourself, or you could go buy the dumpling wrappers at the store. They’re pretty easy to find at the supermarket or local Asian market.

Then, decide on your filling ingredients. One of the most classic fillings for potstickers is pork and chive, but you can create whatever filling you want (like this recipe for vegetable potstickers with mushrooms and peppers). Just combine all of your ingredients in a large bowl.

Next, get out your dumpling wrappers and a spoon for scooping up the filling. Place a teaspoon of the filling in the center of the wrapper and moisten the edge with water. Fold the wrapper in half to form a crescent shape, and press it to seal it shut all the way around. Check out this video below to learn how to close a dumpling wrapper properly.

Repeat this process until you run out of dumpling filling. You can either cook the dumplings right away or freeze them and cook them at a later date.

Heat a big skillet over medium heat, add a teaspoon or so of oil, and once it’s shimmering, arrange the dumplings to fill the bottom of the skillet. Make sure there’s enough room so that the dumplings aren’t touching. Cover them with a lid and cook the potstickers until the bottoms have turned golden brown. Move your lid so it’s slightly ajar and pour three to four tablespoons of water into the pan. The water will sizzle and the dumplings will begin to steam.

Reduce the heat to low and cook the dumplings for another five minutes or so until the wrappers become slightly translucent and the filling is warmed through.

The entire process, from start to finish, should take about an hour. Serve your potstickers with soy sauce, chili oil, sesame oil, Sriracha or any other dipping sauce you’d like. We know you’ll be addicted.