I had one of those cravings today that just do not go away. Delicious, meaty, salty pot stickers were a constant thought for the last couple days and I was feeling adventurous so I thought it was the perfect recipe to attempt. Oh man these were so tasty that my family could not stop eating them. I probably ate something like 20 by my self! They seem hard and time consuming but if you by store bought dumpling wrappers these are a breeze.

I found a recipe at Damn Delicious that I wanted to try and adapt to my liking.


  • 1 pound of pork
  • 1 cup of shredded green cabbage
  • 3 oz of shiitake mushrooms ( I omitted these as my guy is not a fan of mushrooms )
  • 2 cloves or garlic finely chopped
  • 2 green onions chopped
  • 1 table spoon of hoisin
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh chopped ginger
  • 2 teaspoons of sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon of Sriracha (I am a huge fan of this yummy hot sauce so I added triple )
  • 1/4 teaspoon of pepper ( the original recipe called for white pepper but I wasn't too concerned so I added black pepper )
  • Won ton or dumpling wrappers, the original recipe called for 36 but I found ended up needing approximately 50. I don't know if I was under stuffing or my wrappers were smaller.
  • Oil for frying

What to do

  1. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl. I ended up ditching the spoon and using my hands to achieve a very thorough mix.
  2.  Lay out won ton wrappers on a clean surface, tray or plate. Spoon 1 tablespoon into the center of each wrapper. For this step I used my hands again as I found it to be less tedious.
  3. Use your finger to rub the edge of the wrapper with water. Fold the dough over and pinch the edges together to create a seal.
  4. Heat a couple tablespoons of oil in a frying pan over medium heat and fry pot stickers until golden and crisp approximately 4-5 minutes. I cooked my longer probably because I'm slightly OCD.
  5. Serve with your favourite dipping sauce.  I found a easy, fast and amazing dipping sauce recipe at Food.com which I could drink straight.

I wanted to make a meal out of this so I paired these pot stickers with some fried rice which tasted exactly like take out. I was amazed how authentic this fried rice tasted. Not authentic like traditional but more like North American fried rice authentic. You can find this Chicken Broccoli Fried Rice recipe at Melanie Cooks. So good!!!

Happy Cooking!

AuthorCamille Pacori