eat: 鍋貼 pot-stickers

A native Chinese momma shared with me a little trick to getting these pot-stickers nice & crispy on the bottom.

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We had some friends over and the MR. reeeeeallly wanted to make these from scratch, so being the domestic goddess that I am (not)….I did. PS–the ones you buy from Costco are also delish, if you’re like me and too lazy to make them from scratch!

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After you’ve stuffed and folded them (see a great recipe on how to do so here, except use a food processor instead of chopping your afternoon away!), lightly flour a cookie sheet or plate. Then fire up the stove and when your pan & oil are hot, place pot-stickers on there for about 1 minute. Once they start to get crispy, pour about 1/4 cup water in pan and QUICKLY put that lid on!

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They should turn out crispy and golden like this! Be sure to flip them over when you take them out of the pan, so crispy sides are up. This keeps them from getting soggy bottoms!

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We served them with a yummy veggie called Gai Lan, and some half-brown-half-white rice. Mmm!

3 comments

  1. hey ive been making pot stickers/dumplings/gyoza quite a bit lately! we are true BFFS. one batch can make so many for so cheap. and i’m proud to say david thought he hated pot stickers until he had mine. i make them veggie-style with lentils, peas, carrots and onions..

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