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Do you always order potsticker dumplings in Asian restaurants? You can make them easily at home using wonton wrappers with this simple homemade potstickers recipe!
Don’t settle for store-bought frozen potstickers when you can make mouthwatering potstickers at home! Homemade potstickers are pretty easy to make and they taste amazing!
These delicious Chinese potstickers are so addictive, you can eat the whole batch in one sitting! Nobody can resist these piping hot and made from scratch potstickers! Imagine grabbing these yummy dumplings and dipping them in soy sauce – mmmm!
If you never made potstickers or any kind of dumplings before, don’t be intimidated. Making potstickers is a pretty straight-forward process when you use wonton wrappers. Wonton wrappers are basically the potsticker dough already premade and rolled-out paper-thin! All you need to do to make potstickers is add the filling to the wonton wrapper and seal it, and then cook the potstickers on the frying pan.
Where can you find wonton wrappers? In any big supermarket! You don’t need to make a special trip to Asian market to buy wonton wrappers, they are so popular that they have them in any big grocery store. Wonton wrappers are available at Walmart, H.E.B., Winn-Dixie, Supervalue, Kroger, Safeway, Albertsons, Meijers, Publix, Jewel, Marianos, Target, Costco – you name it.
What aisle are wonton wrappers sold in? Wonton wrappers are usually sold in a produce section, in a refrigerator next to tofu and gourmet refrigerated salad dressings. If you can’t find them, ask a store employee and they’ll point you to the right aisle :) There are two types of wonton wrappers – square and round, and for potstickers you need the round ones.
Another awesome dumplings to make with wonton wrappers are Russian pelmeni meat dumplings. Yes, you can make Russian recipes with Asian wonton wrappers :) Check out my yummy recipe for Russian pelmeni made with wonton wrappers.
You can make you own frozen potstickers by assembling potstickers and then freezing them uncooked. To freeze the potstickers, line a plate with parchment paper (so they won’t stick), put assembled potstickers on parchment paper in a single layer so they are not touching and put in a freezer for 1 hour. Then put the frozen potstickers in a large ziploc bag and put back in a freezer until ready to use. To cook homemade potstickers from frozen, cook them the exact same way as fresh except just add an extra 5 minutes to cooking time. Enjoy!
If you like Asian potstickers, you will also love these easy recipes:
Homemade Sweet & Sour Chicken – tastes just like the one from a Chinese restaurant!
Easy Orange Chicken Recipe – another favorite Chinese chicken dish!
Shrimp Fried Rice – I can eat this fried rice all day, every day!
Mongolian Beef Recipe – make Mongolian beef at home, tastes just like the one from P.F.Chang’s!
Chicken Lo Mein Noodles – so easy to make and tastes amazing!
- 1 pound ground chicken or pork
- 1 cup shredded green cabbage
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 green onions, chopped
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tbsp freshly ginger, grated
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 package round wonton wrappers (about 45)
- Put ground chicken or pork, shredded cabbage, garlic, green onion, ginger, soy sauce and sesame oil in a bowl and mix together until well combined.
- Fill a small bowl with water and set aside.
- Arrange wonton wrappers on a work surface like a table or counter.
- Put 1 tbsp of filling in the center of each wonton wrapper.
- Dip your finger in the water and run around the edges of each wonton wrapper to moisten it.
- Fold the wrappers in half over the filling (to create a half-moon shape), then pinch the edges of the wrappers together to seal them.
- Heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat (to speed up the process, I use 2 frying pans at the same time).
- Put the potstickers in a frying pan in a single layer and cook for 2 minutes. Carefully flip potstickers with a spatula. Add ¼ cup of water to the frying pan. Cover and cook for 4 minutes.
- Serve the potstickers with soy sauce for dipping.