Potstickers are a Chinese dumpling that is made when a thin dough is filled with a ground meat or vegetable mixture, crimped, and then lightly pan fried, then steamed to perfection.
I am not inherently gifted at making good Asian food. I’ve had a lot of disasters along the way (just ask my husband). Then, about 2 years ago, my mom came to visit me, and she made an amazing pork dish with noodles. It was much better than any Asian food I had made, and I asked her how she did it. She told me about a trick in balancing flavors. To create a tasty flavor profile, there needs to be 5 flavors present: sweet, sour, salty, spicy, and bitter.
Using those 5 flavor profiles, I have greatly enhanced the taste of not only Asian dishes, but all of my food.
This weekend, my mom and I got together to cook, and I asked my mom if I could share her potstickers recipe. In my opinion, her potsticker recipe is way better than any restaurant I have been to. As an added bonus, they are pretty healthy! Lucky for me, she agreed to share her potsticker recipe, and here it is!
Homemade Potstickers Recipe
- 1/2 lb ground turkey
- 2 tbsp onion
- 1-2 garlic cloves
- 1 cup shredded cabbage
- 1/2 jalapeno (optional)
- Juice from 1/2 lime
- 1 tbsp sriracha
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 12 wonton wrappers
Brown ground turkey over medium heat until cooked through. Combine turkey and roughly cut vegetables, and mix in a food processor until a minced consistency. Add sriracha, lime, and soy sauce and mix until incorporated.
Add 1 tsp of filling to a wonton wrapper, and bring two opposite ends together in the middle, then grab the other two edges to meet in the center to form a square. Pinch the edges together, outlining the adjoining edges with water on your finger tip, to form a seal. (See picture below)
Warm a non-stick skillet over medium high heat, and baste with a thin layer of olive oil. Place homemade potstickers in pan, careful not to crowd, and cook undisturbed for about 2 minutes. Add 2 tbsp of water or chicken broth to the pan and immediately cover with a lid. Turn heat down to low and let steam for 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
There you have it! A perfect homemade potstickers recipe, in less than 20 minutes. Serve with soy sauce, hot mustard, or a thai dipping sauce, and enjoy!
Make it a meal by pairing it with these other Asian classics!
Have you ever made a potstickers recipe before? Do you have a favorite Asian dish?