Simple Chinese Pot Stickers (Jiǎozi, 饺子, 餃子)
Like dumplings, pot stickers are very versatile. If you can’t find pot sticker wrappers, you can substitute it with wonton or shui mai wrappers. You can use any type of meat or you can make an all vegetarian version by omitting the meat & just add shredded carrots, bok choy, napa cabbage or spinach. Lightly pan fried and dipped in a spicy soy sauce, these tiny bites are the perfect appetizers or side dish.Simple Chinese Pot Stickers (Jiǎozi, 饺子, 餃子),
- 2 tablespoons chicken stock or broth
- 1 1/2 to 2 pounds ground pork
- 1 teaspoon chicken powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
- 1 dash of black pepper
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon oil
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar
- 1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger
- 1 teaspoon chopped garlic
- 2 cups chopped Napa cabbage
- 1 teaspoon Worchestshire Sauce
- 1 package round pot stickers wrappers
Preparation1. Mix all ingredients except the wrappers in a bowl. When mixing in the ginger, squeeze the juice from the ginger into the bowl first.
2. Lay wrap on a flat surface and spoon 3/4 teaspoon of meat in the center of the wrap. Wet the outer edge of the wrapper, fold in half, wet the edge again, then pinch & fold along the edge.
3. Oil and heat up a nonstick pan, place pot stickers in a single layer, then add 1 cup of water. Cover with lid or aluminum foil and cook until water evaporates.
4. With cover on, continue cooking until pot stickers are golden brown.