Perfect Potstickers

Total Time:
1 hr 10 min
Prep:
50 min
Cook:
20 min

Yield:
35 to 40 potstickers
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped scallions
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 35 to 40 small wonton wrappers
  • Water, for sealing wontons
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons vegetable oil, for frying
  • 1 1/3 cups chicken stock, divided
Directions

Preheat oven to 200 degrees F.

Combine the first 11 ingredients in a medium-size mixing bowl (pork through cayenne). Set aside.

To form the dumplings, remove 1 wonton wrapper from the package, covering the others with a damp cloth. Brush 2 of the edges of the wrapper lightly with water. Place 1/2 rounded teaspoon of the pork mixture in the center of the wrapper. Fold over, seal edges, and shape as desired. Set on a sheet pan and cover with a damp cloth. Repeat procedure until all of the filling is gone.

Heat a 12-inch saute pan over medium heat. Brush with vegetable oil once hot. Add 8 to 10 potstickers at a time to the pan and cook for 2 minutes, without touching. Once the 2 minutes are up, gently add 1/3 cup chicken stock to the pan, turn the heat down to low, cover, and cook for another 2 minutes. Remove wontons to a heatproof platter and place in the warm oven. Clean the pan in between batches by pouring in water and allowing the pan to deglaze. Repeat until all the wontons are cooked. Serve immediately.


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Oh, dear. Ketchup and mustard and no soy sauce in a pot sticker filling?? Wonton wrappers work beautifully though. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made these for a baby shower and they were a huge hit!! Only difference was I swapped the pork for 85/15 ground turkey, and my fiancee gobbled them all down (tee hee) with demands for more! Will definitely make again, thanks Alton!! :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
Good recipe. Not spectacular, but you can modify and make it more to your liking. Disappointed that the recipe didn't come with a sauce recipe - potstickers are made by the sauce, really. Really a good base recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Filling was amazingly good. Pan needs to be very hot in order to cook the insides in the two minutes. 1/3 c. chicken stock was too much. The batch I made with less stock turned out the best. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was looking for something a little different and boy did I find it with this recipe.. very pleased! Could not stop eating them, a bit addictive. The family enjoyed them. I paired it with an asian broccoli recipe, worked great together. Will def make again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very tasty. Easy to make. Best wonton recipe I've ever used. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yum! I made this recipe to rave reviews changing only two things. I used ground (extra lean chicken in lieu of pork, and I only boiled the wontons in stock (no frying involved. Hubby couldn't keep his mitts off of them and agreed that although the ingredients (ketchup/mustard sounded unorthodox, the end result was great. Because my recipe resulted in 50 wontons (lots I think, I froze 24 of them raw for later use. Thx Alton! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a very easy and delicious recipe. My 10 year old made the whole thing herself and I was so impressed by the flavor and texture of the potstickers. We saved the extra filling overnight and I made them again the next day. Very easy to cook and absolutely delicious! I will make these often. item not reviewed by moderator and published
WOW!! Fantastic!! Only thing I added was some fresh cilantro! Thanks Alton! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Oh my goodness!!!!! Finally a food network recipe that has just blown me away! Others are good, but this one is phenomenal! item not reviewed by moderator and published
How much chicken stock do you you think would be good? item not reviewed by moderator and published

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