Homemade pork and cabbage potstickers (guotie, jiaozi) are more fun and you will never buy take out again after seeing the video on how these are made.
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1tsp salt
- 5 cloves garlic, finely minced
- 2 tsp grated ginger
- 3 tbs fish sauce
- 2 tbs lite soy sauce
- 3 tbs sesame oil
- 4 tbs corn starch
- 1 tsp white pepper
- 1lb lean ground pork
- 1/2 cup shrimp, minced
- 2/3 cup napa cabbage, finely chopped or use a food processor
- 150 ml chicken stock
- 3 tbs oil
- 50 gyoza (pot sticker) wrappers
- In a bowl, mix all the ingredients except chicken stock, oil, and gyoza wrappers.
- On dry surface, lay out 1 gyoza wrapper, keeping remaining wrappers covered with dampened cloth or paper towel. Spoon 1 tsp filling into center, then moisten halfway around edge with wet finger. Fold moisture-free half of wrapper over moistened half to form open half-moon shape. (See video for more details).
- In a lidded, non-stick skillet over moderately high heat, heat oil until hot but not smoking, then arrange pot stickers in tight circular pattern. Cook uncovered, until bottoms are pale golden, 2 to 3 minutes.
- Add chicken stock, then cover tightly with lid and cook until liquid has evaporated and bottoms of dumplings are crisp and golden, 7 to 10 minutes. Remove lid and cook, shaking skillet to loosen pot stickers, until steam dissipates, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove skillet and serve.