Basic Potsticker & Wonton Wrappers

Mom, can we make potstickers?
Andrew & Becca had just tasted their first morsel of
dumpling delight on Saturday night.
Not 12 hours later, they were already
deep in the throes
of serious potsticker craving.
It was decided.
Potstickers for breakfast.
And Pork Udon Noodles for lunch, using the leftovers
(That recipe tomorrow).
Slightly time consuming.
Totally worth it.

Basic Potsticker & Wonton Wrappers
2 c. flour
1 c. hot water
Dash Salt
Combine ingredients until a pliable, not-sticky dough forms (additional flour might be kneaded). Roll dough out as thin as possible, place a wet rag atop dough and allow to sit while you prepare the potsticker filling.
When Pigs Fly
Pork Potsticker Filling
1 c. mushrooms, cleaned & diced
1 c. cabbage, well chopped
1 c. onion, well chopped
2 garlic cloves, well diced
1 t. ginger
3 T. soy sauce
2 c. pork shoulder, pounded thin then well chopped
Combine all ingredicents into a large bowl. Stir until well mixed.
To Cook Potstickers:
Cut wonton dough into 3-4 inch circles
Place a small amount of potsticker filling in center of circle.
Fold circle over the top of filling, crimp edges closed with a fork.
Complete until all dough is used up.
Save leftover filling for Potsticker Udon Noodle recipe (posted tomorrow).
Heat 1/2 c. of oil to medium-high in a large skillet.
Once heated, place potstickers inside pot.
The potstickers should not be moved until fully cooked.
Allow to fry over medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes,
then pour 1/2 c. of water over the potstickers.
Cover immediately with a lid, and allow to cook 5-6 minutes more.
Once cooked, remove lid and allow any remaining water to cook away.
Just before removing potstickers,
sprinkle a few dashes of soy sauce onto the bottom of the skillet. Soy sauce will carmelize quickly.
Wait 1 minute, then remove potstickers
immediately from pan with a spatula.
Serve with Potsticker Chile Sauce
Here Piggy, Piggy
Potsticker Chile Sauce
1/4 c. soy sauce
1/8 c. sesame oil
1/8 c. brown sugar
1 T. green onion, chopped
1 tsp. red pepper flakes
Mix together. Heat in microwave 1-2 minutes or until sugar is fully melted.
Tune in for Tokyo
(and other Asian-Inspired delights)
all week long.

6 Responses to “Basic Potsticker & Wonton Wrappers”

  1. The Muse says:

    i need my grandchildren to come over and help me…these would be fun…
    they cook, i’ll take pics :) LOL
    Great food choices!

  2. Live.Love.Eat says:

    Potstickers are a fav of mine. I do a steamed pork wonton type but never could I make the dough from scratch. These look awesome.

  3. Candy says:

    Yum! I can’t wait to get to Chinatown!

  4. Jennie says:

    Your blog might be my favorite new discovery! You make everything look so delicious–and easy. I’ll be back to your sight–again, and again, and again!

  5. Jennie says:

    I mean “site,” as in website. Oops!

  6. Nate-n-Annie says:

    did you use shiitake mushrooms in the filling?

    My wife is an expert potsticker maker. here’s a fun little video we made of her pleating potstickers:

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