Potstickers

Homemade potstickers are easier to make than you think, and they taste 10000x better than the store-bought ones!

Potstickers - Homemade potstickers are easier to make than you think, and they taste 10000x better than the store-bought ones!

Growing up in a very Korean household, we had homemade potstickers at least once a week – steamed, fried, boiled, kimchi filling, mushroom filling, shrimp filling…you name it. So it’s no surprise that I always have to order a plate of potstickers when we eat out at an Asian restaurant. But at the end of the day, nothing will ever beat homemade potstickers.

Potstickers - Homemade potstickers are easier to make than you think, and they taste 10000x better than the store-bought ones!

Potstickers - Homemade potstickers are easier to make than you think, and they taste 10000x better than the store-bought ones!

Potstickers - Homemade potstickers are easier to make than you think, and they taste 10000x better than the store-bought ones!

The best thing about homemade potstickers is that it’s so easy to put together and you can completely customize the fillings. I’ve made shrimp potstickers before so I tried something a little different with a pork filling with tons of shiitake mushrooms. But feel free to use your favorite kind of protein, although I’ve found that pork really creates a more tender filling than any other kind of ground meat. You can even add in your favorite veggies that you have on hand!

Potstickers - Homemade potstickers are easier to make than you think, and they taste 10000x better than the store-bought ones!

You can even make a huge batch  of potstickers and pop them right in the freezer – that way you can indulge in your Asian food cravings whenever you want! Just be sure to freeze them on a baking sheet first before throwing them into a freezer bag. When you’re ready to eat, you can toss them right onto the skillet without thawing, although cooking time may be longer than usual.

Potstickers - Homemade potstickers are easier to make than you think, and they taste 10000x better than the store-bought ones!

So there you have it – easy homemade potstickers with customizable fillings that you can make ahead of time and freeze. Now who still wants store-bought potstickers?!

Potstickers - Homemade potstickers are easier to make than you think, and they taste 10000x better than the store-bought ones!

Potstickers

Prep Time 20 minutes

Cook Time 10 minutes

Total Time 30 minutes

Yield 6 servings

Potstickers

Homemade potstickers are easier to make than you think, and they taste 10000x better than the store-bought ones!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 cup shredded green cabbage
  • 3 ounces shiitake mushrooms, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha*, or more, to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 36 won ton wrappers
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Soy sauce, for serving

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, combine pork, cabbage, mushrooms, garlic, green onions, hoisin, ginger, sesame oil, Sriracha and white pepper.
  • To assemble the dumplings, place wrappers on a work surface. Spoon 1 tablespoon of the pork mixture into the center of each wrapper. Using your finger, rub the edges of the wrappers with water. Fold the dough over the filling to create a half-moon shape, pinching the edges to seal.
  • Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add potstickers in a single layer and cook until golden and crisp, about 2-3 minutes per side.
  • Serve immediately with soy sauce, if desired.

Notes

*Sriracha is an Asian-style hot chili sauce and can be found in the Asian section of your local grocery store.

To freeze, place uncooked potstickers in a single layer on a baking sheet overnight. Transfer to freezer bags.

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