Umami Recipes
Umami Recipes

Coulter Recipes

Perfect Pot Stickers

6 servings


25 minutes

active time

1 hour

total time



1 pound ground pork

4 cloves minced garlic

½ cup finely chopped green onions

3 tablespoons very finely minced fresh ginger

2 tablespoons soy sauce

1 teaspoon soy sauce

1 teaspoon sesame oil

1 pinch cayenne pepper

1 ½ cups finely chopped green cabbage


2 ½ cups all-purpose flour, or more as needed

¾ teaspoon kosher salt

1 cup hot water, about 130 -150 F (55-65 C)

Dipping Sauce

¼ cup seasoned rice vinegar

¼ cup soy sauce

For Frying:

6 tablespoons vegetable oil for frying, or as needed - divided

8 tablespoons water for steaming, divided



1. Place ground pork, green onions, garlic, ginger, 2 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon soy sauce, sesame oil, and cayenne in a mixing bowl. Top with chopped green cabbage.

2. Mix with fork until thoroughly combined.

3. Tamp down lightly; cover with plastic.

4. Refrigerate until chilled, about an hour.


1. Place 2 1/2 cups of flour and kosher salt in a mixing bowl.

2. Slowly pour in hot water.

3. Stir with a wooden spoon until mixture forms a shaggy dough.

4. Flour your hands and transfer dough to a work surface. Knead dough until it becomes smooth and elastic, about 3 to 5 minutes. If dough seems too sticky, sprinkle with a bit more flour, up to an additional 1/2 cup, and continue to knead.

5. Wrap dough ball in plastic, and let it rest about 30 minutes.

When dough has rested, divide into 4 equal pieces. Cover 3 pieces with a dish cloth while you work the first piece. Roll into a small log about the thickness of a thumb, about 3/4 inch. Divide each log into 6 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a thin 3 1/2-inch circle on a lightly floured surface to form the pot sticker wrappers. Repeat with the remaining dough pieces.

Lightly moisten the edges of a wrapper with your wet finger. Place a small scoop of the ground pork mixture onto the center of a wrapper. Fold up the 2 sides and pinch together in the center. Pinch together the remaining edges, forming "pleats" along one side. Tap the pot sticker on the work surface to slightly flatten the bottom; form a slight curve in it so it stands upright in the pan. Transfer to a well-floured plate. Repeat with remaining dough and filling.

Mix together seasoned rice vinegar and soy sauce in a small mixing bowl for the dipping sauce.

Heat oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Place about 6 or 7 pot stickers in the hot oil, flat side down. Cook until bottoms are golden brown, about 2 minutes. Drizzle in water and quickly cover the pan; steam for 3 minutes. Uncover; reduce heat to medium. Continue cooking until water evaporates and bottoms are browned and crunchy, 1 or 2 minutes. Transfer to a warm serving dish. Repeat with remaining pot stickers. Serve with dipping sauce.

Serve hot and enjoy!


Serving Size



439 kcal

Total Fat

19 g

Saturated Fat

6 g

Unsaturated Fat

0 g

Trans Fat



55 mg


1453 mg

Total Carbohydrate

46 g

Dietary Fiber

2 g

Total Sugars

4 g


20 g

6 servings


25 minutes

active time

1 hour

total time
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