Homemade Potstickers and Dumplings 

wp-image-971231587Ingredients for filling:

  • 1/2 green cabbage
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 carrots, shredded
  • 1 cup cilantro
  • 2 limes, squeezed
  • 2 cups rice noodle, cooked
  • 1 tbsp ginger, minced
  • 1 tbsp Korean chili flakes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp sesame chili oil

Directions for Filling:

  1. Add sesame chili oil and soy sauce along with garlic and onion
  2. Once garlic and onion are slightly cooked, add in everything else!

Ingredients for Dough

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup water (just boiled)
  • Cornstarch for rolling

Directions for Dough:

  1. Pour flour into a mixing bowl, then slowly add the water while stirring. You want a thick, dense, moist dough. You may need an extra tablespoon or so of water if the dough is too dry. Cover the bowl and let it sit for 30 minutes.
  2. Cut off around a third of the dough, sprinkle cornstarch on a board, and use a rolling pin to flatten dough to about 1 or 2 mm thick.
  3. Use cornstarch to prevent sticking!
  4. Once the dough is flattened, use a cookie cutter or mug (or anything with a circular opening) to press out circles of dough.
  5. Set aside the circles on a plate.
  6. Mash the leftover dough on the board back into the main piece of dough.
  7. Continue to flatten and cut circles until the remaining dough is used up.
  8. This recipe gave me about 25 pieces of three-inch-wide circles.

TIP: Dough is easier to work with once filling is cool,

Directions for Potstickers and Dumplings:

  1. Starting with potstickers! Scoop about a tablespoon of filling onto a piece of dough. Folding the dough over the filling like a taco, connect to dough together, and pinch the sides together so the dough sticks and seals the filling inside. That’s pretty much it! make sure the dough is well sealed. Having a dry dough will make this party difficult!
  2. With dumplings, scoop a tablespoon of filling onto the dough, but instead of folding the dough over, bring the sides of the dough up towards the top. Pinch together the sides of the dough, all at the top. With the top well sealed, you’ve got dumplings!
  3. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and add 2 tablespoons of your favorite oil, I used avocado oil for the high smoke point. Cook potstickers and dumplings in the oil on all sides. Let them get brown, cool them off, and serve!

Note: You can also steam these for a bit of a healthier option, or just drop them in a soup!

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