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WEB EXCLUSIVE! Chinese traditional pot stickers recipe

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Recipe for Chinese traditional pot stickers or Chinese dumplings:

Prep Time:
 1 Hr
Cook Time:
 10 Min
Ready In: 
7 Hrs 10 Min

Original Recipe Yield 15 servings

•    1/2 pound ground pork

•    1/2 medium head cabbage, finely chopped

•    1 green onion, finely chopped

•    2 slices fresh ginger root, finely chopped

•    2 water chestnuts, drained and finely chopped

•    1 teaspoon salt

•    1/2 teaspoon white sugar

•    1 teaspoon sesame oil

•    1 (14 ounce) package wonton wrappers

•    5 tablespoons vegetable oil

•    3/4 cup water

•    1 tablespoon chili oil

•    1 tablespoon soy sauce

•    1 teaspoon rice vinegar


1.    Crumble pork into a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain and set aside.

2.    In a medium bowl, mix together the pork, cabbage, green onion, ginger, water chestnuts, salt, sugar and sesame oil. Chill in the refrigerator 6 to 8 hours, or overnight.

3.    Place a tablespoon of the pork mixture into each of the wonton wrappers. Fold the wrappers, and seal the edges with a moistened fork.

4.    In a large, deep skillet, heat 3 tablespoons vegetable oil over medium high heat. Place the pot stickers into the oil seam sides up. Heat 30 seconds to a minute. Pour water into the skillet. Gently boil 7 to 8 minutes, until oil and water begins to sizzle, then add remaining oil. When the bottoms begin to brown, remove pot stickers from heat.

5.    In a small serving bowl, mix together the chili oil, soy sauce, and vinegar, adjusting proportions to taste.