These easy Pork Potstickers are filled with ground pork, fresh ginger and garlic. This better-than-takeout appetizer recipe includes a soy dipping sauce for even more flavor in every bite!
These Pork Potstickers are a guest post from my friend and fellow food blogger Amy, with Amy in the Kitchen! Amy was kind enough to contribute this recipe for the blog this week. Looks SO delish, Amy!
“Pork Potstickers are one of my all time favorite appetizers! I can remember the first time I have ever had a potsticker. It was 1992 and I had just started my first serving job at a really nice Japanese restaurant in Memphis, TN called Sekisui.
"When I took a bite out of one these savory little dumplings I couldn’t believe how amazing it tasted … It was infused with exotic flavors that I had never experienced before. I grew up in southern Louisiana … home to some of the best food in the world so I went into the taste test a little on the biased side."
A delicious mixture of ground pork and seasonings are sealed into wonton wrappers and cooked on the stovetop. One side of the potstickers stays nice and soft, while the other side develops a crispy exterior for a mix of exciting textures in every bite.
How to make pork potstickers
- Make the pork filling. Combine the raw ground pork as well as the remaining filling ingredients in a mixing bowl. There's no need to cook it before filling the wontons.
- How to fill the wontons. Take a wonton wrapper and lay it out flat onto a hard surface lined with parchment paper. Using your finger, rub warm water onto the edges of the wonton wrapper. Place a tablespoon of the pork mixture into the center of the wonton. Take one corner and pull the opposite corner up and pinch them together. Starting from the top, pinch the sides together until the wonton is sealed.
- Cook on stovetop. Heat a sauté pan over medium-high heat with a little cooking spray and lay the potstickers flat side down in the pan. Steam the potstickers by adding water to the pan and covering them with a lid for 8 minutes. Remove the cover and continue to cook the potstickers until the water is completely evaporated and the bottoms are golden brown.
- Make the dipping sauce. Combine the soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, sesame oil and green onions in a small bowl. Serve with hot potstickers for dipping.
"Forget about those frozen potstickers you find at the grocery store … they are way too easy to make."
[Images courtesy of Amy Duska.]Print
For the pork mixture:
- 1 ½ pounds ground pork
- 1 cup shredded cabbage mixture (I buy the bag already shredded with carrots and then finely chop a cup of it)
- 3 green onions, chopped
- 1 inch ginger, grated
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar
- ½ teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 egg
- 1 package of wonton wrappers
For the dipping sauce:
- ½ cup soy sauce
- ¼ cup rice wine vinegar
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 1 green onion, chopped
Make the pork mixture:
- Place ingredients into a bowl and mix until fully combined. (If you can do this ahead of time and let sit in fridge for a few hours or overnight the flavors will be even better!)
Assemble the potstickers:
- Take a wonton wrapper and lay it out flat onto a hard surface lined with parchment paper.
- Using your finger, rub warm water onto the edges of the wonton wrapper.
- Place a teaspoon of the pork mixture into the center of the wonton.
- Take one corner and pull the opposite corner up and pinch them together.
- Starting from the top, pinch the sides together until the wonton is sealed.
Cook the potstickers:
- Spray the bottom of a non-stick skillet with cooking spray.
- Place the potstickers, flat side down into the skillet and turn the heat to medium high heat.
- Once the pan starts to heat up, pour ½ cup of water into the bottom of the pan and cover.
- Cook the potstickers for about 8 minutes. Do not move them at all during this time.
- Remove the cover and continue to cook the potstickers until the water is completely evaporated and the bottoms are golden brown.
Make the dipping sauce: Combine the ingredients in a small bowl. Serve on the side of potstickers.
- Recipe courtesy of Amy in the Kitchen
- Prep Time: 1 hour
- Cook Time: 20 mins
- Category: Appetizers
- Method: Stove Top
- Cuisine: Asian
- Serving Size:
- Calories: 181
- Sugar: 0.3 g
- Sodium: 240.4 mg
- Fat: 12.1 g
- Carbohydrates: 5.5 g
- Protein: 11.7 g
- Cholesterol: 44.7 mg
Keywords: Potstickers, Pork Dumplings, Asian Dumplings