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Pot Sticker Dumplings (Guo Tieh) Recipe

Pot Sticker Dumplings (Guo Tieh) Recipe

Pot Sticker Dumplings (Guo Tieh) Recipe

Pot Stickers are the classic northern Chinese dumplings—first fried in oil then steamed, all in the same pan. The recipe given here use minced pork, but they may also be prepared with vegetables, lamb, chicken or fish.

Ingredients :

    • 15–20 round wonton skins
    • 1 tablespoon oil, for frying
    • 1 tablespoon plain flour mixed with 1 cup (250 ml) water

Filling

    • 4 dried black Chinese mushrooms, soaked in hot water for 20 minutes then drained, tough stems discarded, caps chopped
    • 300 g (10 oz) minced pork, chicken or lamb
    • 3 spring onions or garlic chives, finely chopped
    • 3 slices ginger, very finely minced
    • 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 1/2 tablespoon sugar
    • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
    • 2 teaspoons sesame oil

Method :

    1. Make the Filling by placing the chopped mushrooms in a large bowl with the minced meat, spring onions or garlic chives, and ginger. Mix well. Add the seasonings and mix well to combine.
    2. Lay the wonton skins on a floured surface. Place 1 tablespoon of the Filling onto the center of each wonton skin and lightly brush around the edges with water. Fold one side of the skin over the Filling to meet the other side, creating a half moon shape, and press the edges together. Press the bottom of each dumpling down to flatten, so the dumplings can sit upright.
    3. Heat the oil in a non-stick pan over medium heat. Gently fry the dumplings until crisp on the bottom, about 3 minutes. Add the flour water to the pan, cover with a lid and let it steam for 10–12 minutes or until the liquid has just evaporated. Transfer the cooked dumplings to a serving platter and serve with various table condiments, such as chili sauce or chili oil, black Chinese vinegar and fresh ginger strips.

Makes 15–20 dumplings
Preparation time : 30 mins
Cooking time : 15 mins

step wonton skin

Place 1 tablespoon of the Filling onto the center of each wonton skin.

Step wonton skin 2

Fold one side of the skin over the Filling to meet the other side, creating a half moon shape, then press the edges together.