potstickers

Who doesn’t love potstickers? I’ve always loved them. I’d always order them from the local chinese restaurant. But, they’re usually flabby and greasy. Neither of which I find to be an appealing trait. So, a few years ago I decided to try to make them at home. My first few attempts I found to be very frustrating, and more or less fruitless. I used the packaged round wontons, and they just wouldn’t cooperate for me. I ended up throwing them all away in disgust.

So, when this dish came up in cooking class last fall, I must admit that I was a bit nervous. Visions of balled up dough and bits of ground pork all over the kitchen came flooding back to me. Thankfully, these were a breeze to make. The homemade gyoza wrappers were so much easier to work with than the store-bought variety. ‘Round these parts we like pan-fried dumplings, but feel free to steam, or (Heaven forbid!) deep fry them as well.  If you think this batch will make too many for your needs, no worries. They freeze beautifully! Just quick-freeze them on a baking sheet, then place them in a Ziploc bag for storage. Good for up to 3 months. Cook as directed, but add about 7  minutes of cooking time when covered.

5 Comments

  1. Maryellen
    Posted August 30, 2010 at 9:31 AM | Permalink

    Hey Laura,
    Just found your site. These look delicioius. I am going to try them these. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Posted August 30, 2010 at 3:58 PM | Permalink

    Wow, these look fantastic. Would love to see photos of the steps if you have them!

  3. Posted August 30, 2010 at 9:04 PM | Permalink

    People tend to think that storebought is always easier but this just proves that isn’t true! These look delicious.

  4. Posted September 1, 2010 at 2:23 AM | Permalink

    Oh my gosh, this look delicious! And so beautiful! Your photographs are gorgeous.
    I’ve recently launched my own blog, I’d love for you to check it out and let me know what you think 🙂 http://www.prettygoodfood.com
    Thanks, and Happy Cooking!!!

  5. Posted September 4, 2010 at 1:22 PM | Permalink

    The twins and I love dumplings! Yours look wonderful. Fried is definitely the way to go.
    ~ingrid

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