Pork Potstickers

Pot stickers, dumplings, gyoza, wontons…whatever you like to call them they are my absolute favorite appetizers and a must order when I see them on any menu! This is my first attempt at making my own and I was surprised how easy it was.

I used Twin Dragon Won Ton Wrappers for this recipe and there are A LOT of wrappers in the package. You can definitely cut this recipe in half if you want to make less. Or make them all and freeze some that are uncooked which is what I did. I have provided directions in the recipe notes on how to freeze and how long they will last.

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Pork Potstickers

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Serves: Makes 50 dumplings


For the dumplings:

  • 1lb ground pork
  • 2 cups green cabbage, shredded
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, minced
  • 5 stalks green onion, very thinly sliced and reserve 2 tablespoons for the dipping sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons rice wine
  • 1/3 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 package of Twin Dragon Won Ton Wrappers
  • 2-4 tablespoons vegetable oil

For the dipping sauce:

  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • Remaining sliced green onion


Assemble and cook the dumplings:

  1. Combine pork, cabbage, garlic, ginger, green onion, soy sauce, sesame oil, rice wine, salt and pepper in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Lay out dumpling wrappers and place 1 teaspoon of filling in each.
  3. Lightly rub the edges of the dumpling with water and fold the wrapper in half over the filling forming a triangle.
  4. Press the dumpling edges closed so it sealed on all sides. Place on a parchment lined pan and repeat with remaining filling and dumpling wrappers.
  5. Heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil over medium heat in a non-stick skillet.
  6. Place dumplings down in the skillet and cook until lightly browned on one side (~2 minutes) then flip to brown the other side.
  7. Add 1/2 cup water to the pan, cover and reduce heat to a low simmer.
  8. Cook 5-6 minutes or until water has evaporated and dumplings are cooked through.

Make the dipping sauce:

  1. Mix the soy sauce, sesame oil and green onion in a small bowl. Serve with the cooked dumplings.


Cooking in batches: You may need to cook the dumplings in batches due to the side of your pan. Just add more vegetable oil for each batch. You can keep cook dumplings on a parchment lined baking sheet in a low (200F – 250F) heated oven.

How to freeze: Place uncooked dumplings on parchment lined pan and into the freezer for at least 30 minutes. Once frozen, transfer to a freezer bag for up to 2 months. When cooking from frozen increase covered cook time to 8-9 minutes adding additional water if needed.

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