Perfect Potstickers

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Indulge in the incredible world of flavors with this delightful Perfect Potstickers recipe. These little bundles of joy are the epitome of culinary magic, harmoniously balancing delicate steaming with the perfect touch of crispiness on their undersides. Prepare to be swept away by the enticing aroma and mouthwatering taste that awaits.

Why settle for ordinary when you can elevate your culinary adventure? Take a step towards culinary brilliance by immersing yourself in crafting these potstickers. In fact, I dare you to embrace the future with open arms and whip up a double batch of these delectable delights. Trust me, having a stash of these in your freezer for a spontaneous indulgence is a gift you’ll thank yourself for later.

Picture this: a classic potsticker recipe, lovingly prepared with seasoned pork. Imagine the symphony of flavors as they dance upon your palate. But wait, there’s more! These gems are expertly pan-seared to achieve that coveted crispy exterior, adding a tantalizing layer of texture to each bite. The best part? You can effortlessly conjure up a generous batch of these savory treasures, allowing you to capture their essence for future cravings.

So, fellow kitchen adventurer, let’s embark on this journey together. With our Perfect Potstickers recipe in hand, you’ll not only create a sensational dish but also embrace the joy of preparing food that’s imbued with your love and passion. Get ready to savor the fruits of your labor and share moments of sheer culinary delight with those around you.

Serve these tasty Potstickers with Vegetable Chow Mein, Hainanese Chicken Rice or Szechuan Beef.


Perfect Potstickers

Perfect Potstickers

Try this delicious Perfect Potstickers recipe. Delicately steamed, with just the right amount of crisp on the underside. Do yourself a favor and make a double recipe so there’s a few in the freezer for another time. A classic potsticker recipe made with pork. Pan seared for a delicious crispy texture. You can easily make a big batch of these and freeze them for later.


  • Author: Alton Brown
  • Prep Time: :50
  • Cook Time: :20
  • Total Time: 1:10
  • Yield: 40 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Asian


Units Scale
  • 1/2 pound ground pork or chicken
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped scallions
  • 1 tablespoon finely minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 35 to 40 small wonton wrappers
  • Water, for sealing wontons
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons vegetable oil, for frying
  • 1 1/3 cups chicken stock, divided


  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees F.
  2. Combine the first 12 ingredients in a medium-size mixing bowl (pork through cayenne). Refrigerate 20 minutes.
  3. To form the dumplings, remove 1 wonton wrapper from the package, covering the others with a damp cloth. Brush 2 of the edges of the wrapper lightly with water. Place 1/2 rounded teaspoon of the pork mixture in the center of the wrapper. Fold over, seal edges, and shape as desired. Set on a sheet pan and cover with a damp cloth. Repeat procedure until all of the filling is gone.
  4. At this point, you can freeze them on a cookie sheet, not touching. Once frozen, store in a zip-lock bag. To reheat, follow the regular cooking directions, but add 2 more minutes at the chicken stock stage.
  5. Heat a 12-inch saute pan over medium heat. Brush with vegetable oil once hot. Add 8 to 10 potstickers at a time to the pan and cook for 2 minutes, without touching. Once the 2 minutes are up, gently add 1/3 cup chicken stock to the pan, turn the heat down to low, cover, and cook for another 2 minutes. Remove wontons to a heatproof platter and place in the warm oven. Clean the pan in between batches by pouring in water and allowing the pan to deglaze. Repeat until all the wontons are cooked. Serve immediately.


What are potstickers?

  • Potstickers are a type of dumpling. Usually filled with pork and cabbage, or cabbage and vegetables like carrots for a vegetarian version. Potstickers are generally folded into a pleated crescent shape. They are pan fried and steamed, which create nice crispy exterior and a juicy interior. They are usually served with a soy based dipping sauce.

Can you freeze them?

  • Yes, they freeze very well! Just line a baking sheet with a piece of parchment then place uncooked potstickers onto the baking sheet about 1/2 inch apart (they shouldn’t touch one another). Then pop them into the freezer for a couple of hours. Once they are completely frozen you can transfer them into a resealable bag. They will keep for 3 to 4 months.
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