Traditional pot stickers are delicious, but they do take time to make. It isn't
hard to speed up the preparation, though — instead of using home made wrappers,
just start with the purchased ones (gyoza) sold in some grocery stores and Asian
Traditional Pot Stickers
2 small whole chicken breasts (about
3/4 pounds each), skinned, boned, and split
1/4 cup sesame
1 cup finely chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped green onions (including tops)
3 tablespoon dry sherry
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 (14 ounce) package pot sticker wrappers (gyoza)or wonton skins
1/4 cup salad oil
1 cup water
Rice wine vinegar, soy sauce,
and chili oil
1/2 pound medium-size raw shrimp
lean ground pork
1 cup finely shredded cabbage
1/4 cup minced green onion
1/4 cup chopped mushrooms
1 clove garlic (minced or pressed)
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons oyster sauce or soy sauce
Rinse chicken and pat dry, then chop finely. Place in a bowl and stir in
sesame oil, celery, onions, sherry, cornstarch, sugar, and salt.
Set out 6-8 wrappers at a time; keep remaining wrappers tightly covered.
Mound 2 teaspoons of the filling on each wrapper. To shape each pot sticker,
fold dough in half over filling. Pinch about 1/2 inch of curved edge closed;
continue to pinch closed, forming 3 tucks along dough edge, until entire curve
is sealed. Set pot sticker down firmly, seam side up, so it will sit flat. Cover
lightly until all pot stickers are shaped.
At this point, you may place pot stickers in a single layer on a baking
sheet and freeze until hard, then transfer to a heavy plastic bag, seal, and
return to freezer for up to one(1) month. Cook without thawing as directed below.
For fresh pot stickers, place a wok over medium heat; when wok is hot, add
1 tablespoon of the salad oil. When oil is hot, add 12 pot stickers, seam side
up. Cook until bottoms are golden brown (5-7 minutes).
Pour in 1/4 cup water; reduce heat to low, cover, and cook until liquid
is absorbed (6 to 10 more minutes). Remove from wok and keep warm. Repeat to
cook remaining pot stickers, using remaining salad oil and water.
Offer pot stickers with vinegar, soy, and chili oil on the side for dipping.
Preparation time: About 1 hour Cooking time: About 1 hour (about 15 minutes
per batch) Makes about 4 dozen pot stickers (about 10 servings).
Shrimp Filling: Shell, de-vein and finely chop shrimp. Mix well.
* For frozen pot stickers, place wok over medium heat; when work is hot, add
1 tablespoon of the salad oil. When oil is hot, add 12 frozen pot stickers, seam
side up. Cook until bottoms are golden brown (8 to 10 minutes). Pour in 1/3 cup
of regular-strength chicken broth and immediately cover wok tightly. Reduce heat
to low and cook for 15 minutes.
Uncover and continue to cook until all liquid is absorbed. Remove from wok and
keep warm. Repeat to cook remaining pot stickers, using remaining salad oil and