Pot stickers are Chinese dumplings with filling tucked inside a simple flour dough wrapper. Make the filling for pot stickers out of pork or beef and cabbage. The dough for pot stickers is simply flour and water. Once you construct the pot stickers, you then pan-fry the bottoms lightly in oil while steaming the tops of the pot stickers. This is the reason for the unusual name of this delicious savory treat. After the pot stickers are sufficiently fried and steamed, the cook simply lifts them from the pan with a spatula and serves them immediately.
Things You'll Need
- 2 cups all-purpose flour (plus extra for rolling)
- ½ cup water
- Large bowl
- Wooden spoon
- Rolling pin
Measure and pour the all-purpose flour into the bowl. Make a small well in the center of the flour and pour the water into the well.
Mix the ingredients with the wooden spoon until the flour and water are incorporated.
Place the dough onto a floured counter top and knead the dough with your hands for three minutes. Form the dough into a ball and place a moistened towel over the dough. Leave the dough undisturbed for ten minutes.
Remove the towel and knead the dough for three more minutes. Roll the dough into a long tube with a 1-inch diameter.
Divide the tube into 24 equal pieces by cutting each piece approximately ¼-inch wide.
Cover your work surface with additional flour to prevent sticking. Flatten each piece and roll it into a flat round that is approximately 4 1/2 inches wide and 1/8-inch thick. Leave the rounds to sit for several minutes and they should shrink back to approximately 4-inch diameters.
Place 1 tbsp. of filling in the center of each round and pinch the dough around the filling to construct the pot stickers.