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Pork and Cabbage Potstickers (鍋貼 GUOTIE, 餃子 JIAOZI)

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.
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Author: Linda


  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp 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
  • 1 lb 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.