There are takeout potstickers and frozen store-bought potstickers. But there’s nothing like homemade ones. Fresh, healthier, and always scrumptious! They don’t even need a dipping sauce, they are THAT good!
This is one of those rare posts where I have the opposite of writer’s block. There’s so much nostalgia swimming through my brain, I am hard pressed to center my thoughts.
Potstickers hold a near and dear place in my heart, with food being the language of love in my extended family. I grew up on my mom’s homemade Chinese dumplings, wrapped perfectly and neatly, row after row.
My potsticker skills will never match Mom’s in speed or beauty, but at least they taste as good as I remember…
I have Mom to thank for all those evenings she had me sit with her at the kitchen table, wrapping what seemed like endless dumplings. Dad often joined us, and we’d watch random shows while gabbing and wrapping.
You could always tell which dumplings were mine, because they were typically lopsided. I’ve gotten a bit better since then.
To speed the learning curve of visual learners, here’s the shortest youtube dumpling tutorial I could find — straight to the point, quick, and easy to follow.
But really, potstickers are kind of like life — it’s what’s on the inside that counts! Even if you just smoosh the wrapper in half and call it a day, these little guys will still taste amazing.
My parents often just boiled the wrapped dumplings in salted water; they’re delish (plus healthy!) when simply boiled and served with dipping sauce. I still make them that way when pressed for time, and the kiddos devour them. But, I must say they do love their potstickers pan fried.
There’s just something about the crispy outer wrapping, encasing the delicate and super flavorful filling.
Once you have the potstickers wrapped, the rest is a cinch. Simply pan fry them in batches, without overcrowding, and you’ll be rewarded with the most addictive appetizer ever!
By the way, uncooked potstickers freeze super well. If I go through the trouble of wrapping a bunch of potstickers, I make sure to freeze uncooked ones for frying up later.
Source: Chew Out Loud
This Asian Sticky Rice is a dish my family would live on, if I let them.
Dan-Dan Noodles are one of my favorite, super easy ways to make a flavorful Asian dish…this is seriously YUM.
Easy Chinese Fried Rice that everyone devours? Yeah, we’ve got that too…