Homemade Hand-Formed Asian Potsticker Dumplings Recipe Is a Family Affair by Chef Gigi

Homemade Hand-Formed Asian Potsticker Dumplings Recipe Is a Family Affair

It's a mystery the exact place potstickers were first created, though some say it was in China's Imperial Court. Funny thing is, it's said to have been a culinary accident when the chef burnt the bottoms of a batch of dumplings. Potsticker dumplings are not hard to make at home and are a fun family activity. While you can use a potsticker maker, these are hand-formed, which is simple!

To make these homemade potstickers you will need ground pork, an egg, sesame oil, chili oil or paste, cornstarch, fresh ginger, garlic, vegetable oil, carrots, green onions, cilantro, black pepper and potsticker wrappers.

You can serve these easy homemade Asian dumplings with a side of soy sauce as an appetizer, or try my homemade potsticker sauce (see Recipe Notes). These are great as part of an Asian dinner or served as an appetizer.

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Cuisine: Asian 
Prep time: 45 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Total time: 1 hour
Servings: 6


  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons chili oil or chili paste (to taste)
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons ground fresh ginger
  • 2 tablespoons garlic, minced fine
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 carrot, peeled and minced fine
  • 1 bunch green onions, sliced thin, plus more for garnish
  • 1/4 bunch cilantro, chopped fine (optional)
  • fresh ground black pepper
  • 36 round potsticker wrappers

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Recipe Notes

  • These homemade potsticker dumplings are delicious served with soy sauce, but you can make a homemade potsticker sauce by combining 4 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce, 1 1/2 tablespoons rice vinegar, 1 1/2 tablespoons rice wine and 1 teaspoon chili oil or chili paste.
  • Try this recipe with ground chicken or ground turkey. 

Here's how to make it: 

  1. In a large bowl, combine all the filling ingredients except potsticker wrappers and mix well to combine. Keep cold by placing the bowl on a more giant, lightly ice-filled bowl.
  2. Fill the wonton wrapper with a tablespoon of pork filling. Do not overfill.
  3. Wet your finger with water and run along the edges of the wonton wrapper to seal it closed by folding the wrapper over the filling to create a half-moon shape, pinching the edges to seal.
  4. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil to the skillet and place dumplings in an even layer. Fry for a few minutes until the bottoms are golden.
  5. Add 1/4 cup of water and cover with a tight-fitting lid. Cook until the water has boiled away, and then uncover and reduce heat to medium or medium-low. Cook for another 2 minutes, remove from heat.
  6. Serve with soy sauce or homemade potsticker sauce and thinly sliced green onions.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 155

Total Fat: 2.1g

Saturated Fat: 0.4g

Cholesterol: 19mg

Sodium: 205mg

Total Carbohydrate: 25.4g

Dietary Fiber: 0.2g

Total Sugars: 0.1g

Protein: 6.6g

Vitamin D: 0mcg

Calcium: 4mg

Iron: 1mg

Potassium: 73mg

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I love these. And you make it look so easy!
Elisa Schmitz
Amazing. Once again, you've inspired me to try making something I absolutely love to order out but never would have thought to try making at home!

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