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Pot Stickers - Chinese Dumplings

Try these easy Chinese style dumplings. No steamer required here, just a great non-stick pan with a lid. And don’t worry if you don’t have time to make the pastry you can always buy some readymade gyoza wrappers from the Chinese supermarket!

Serves: 4     Prep Time: 40 minutes     Cook Time: 10 minutes 

Ingredients

For the pastry

  • 190g Plain Four
  • 85ml Water
  • For the filling:
  • 500g Minced Pork
  • 1 bunch of Spring Onions
  • 6 Garlic Cloves
  • 3 Banana Shallots
  • 2tbsp Oyster Sauce
  • 2tbsp Light Soy Sauce
  • 2tbsp White Pepper
  • 2tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 2tbsp Cornflour

For the dipping sauce

  • 1inch Ginger
  • 0.5tbsp Black Vinegar
  • 1tbsp Light Soy Sauce
  • 1tbsp Sesame Oil

To cook

  • 1tsp Cornflour
  • 1tbsp Cold Water

Instructions 

  1. For the pastry: Mix all the ingredients together to form a dough. Knead for 5 mins then rest in the fridge for at least 15 mins
  2. To make the filling: Mix all the ingredients together until all are well combined. Place to one side ready to fill the dumplings
  3. Making the dumplings: Roll the pastry as thin as you can, don’t worry if it is a little thick you will get better and better the more you do it. Cut the pastry into circles and dust with a little flour and stack the discs up ready to fill
  4. Place about a teaspoon of filling into the centre of the disc, then fold the disc in half and pinch the centre of the fold
  5. Next do two pleats to the left and two pleats to the right. Make sure you pinch the dough together otherwise the dumpling won’t stick together and burst in the pan. If you are struggling with the dumpling sticking try using a little water to help
  6. To cook the dumplings place a little oil in a frying pan. When hot place the dumplings in the flattest side down, fry these until that one side becomes nice and brown
  7. Once brown add a couple of teaspoons of a cornflour and water mixture then quickly put the lid on. Let the pan steam then check the dumplings are cooked
  8. Arrange the dumplings on a plate with and serve with the dipping sauce
  9. If you don’t have time to make the pastry you can always buy some readymade gyoza wrappers from the Chinese supermarket!