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Video:How to Make Pork Potstickers

with Jen D'Amore

Want to learn how to make delicious pork potstickers at home? Here, see step-by-step instructions for how to make pork potstickers as easily as possible.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Make Pork Potstickers

Hi, I'm Jen D'Amore for About.com, and this video is all about how to make pork potstickers, using Rhonda Parkinson's recipe from About.com's Chinese food site.

Ingredients for Pork Potstickers

You'll need:

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 8 ounces celery cabbage (Napa cabbage)
  • 3 tsp salt, divided
  • 1 pound lean ground pork
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green onions, with tops
  • 1 Tbsp white wine
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • Dash white pepper

Dipping Sauce for Pork Potstickers

You'll need:

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil

Instructions for Making Pork Potstickers

Cut the cabbage into thin strips. Mix with 2 teaspoons of salt and set it aside for 5 minutes. Then squeeze out the excess moisture. To make the filling, mix the celery, the cabbage, the pork, green onions, wine, cornstarch, the remaining 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon sesame oil, and the white pepper, and set aside.

Instructions for Making Pork Potsticker Dough

To make the dough, pour the boiling water over the flour and mix until a soft dough forms. Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface about 5 minutes, or until smooth. Then, divide the dough in half. Shape each half into a 12 inch long roll. Then cut each roll into 1/2-inch slices. Roll each slice of dough into a 3-inch circle, lift up the edges of the circle and pinch 5 pleats up to create a pouch to encase the mixture. Place some of the mixture in the center, then pinch the top together. Repeat with the remaining slices of dough and filling.

Cooking the Pork Potstickers

Heat a wok or skillet until very hot. Add 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil, tilting the wok to coat the sides. Or, if using a nonstick skillet, add 1/2 tablespoon vegetable oil. Place 12 dumplings in a single layer in the wok and fry 2 minutes, or until the bottoms are golden brown. Add 1/2 cup water, then cover and cook for 6 or 7 minutes, or until the water is absorbed. Finally, to make the dipping sauce, add 1 teaspoon of oil to the soy sauce and serve with the dumplings.

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