In China, potstickers, or jiaozi, are sometimes served as a last course during restaurant meals. As a breakfast dish, jiaozi are prepared at inexpensive, roadside restaurants. Typically, they are served in small steamers containing ten pieces each. Although mainly consumed at breakfast, these small restaurants keep them hot on steamers, and ready to eat all day.
They are also one of the major foods eaten during the Chinese New Year and year round in the northern provinces. But in America, we know them best as appetizers. Today, these savory little dumplings have found their way into even high-end restaurants and are enjoyed by millions around the globe!
Combine pork filling ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Cover and store in the fridge.
Put flour and half of the water in a bowl and stir with a fork. Slowly add in more water, a tablespoon at a time. Once it's stiff enough, knead. Keep adding water until it is smooth, but not sticky. You might not use all of the water.
Cover with a damp towel and let sit for 30 minutes to relax the gluten.
Cut into chunks and roll into 3-4 inch discs.
Place roughly 1 tablespoon of filling in the center and shape into a pouch.
Heat oil in a pan over high heat. Place potstickers in pan and fry until the bottoms are nice and browned.
Shielding your face with the lid, pour in some water (1/2 a cup or so) and cover immediately. Lower heat to medium low and cook for 6 minutes.
Place potstickers on plate to cool.
Combine all ingredients of dipping sauce in a small bowl. Serve with potstickers.
Feel free to make extra and freeze for later!
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|Serving Size: 1 Recipe (4430g)|
|Recipe Makes: 1 Serving|
|Calories from Fat: 318 (9%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 35.4g||47 %|
|Saturated Fat 5g||25 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 11.8g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 14.5g|
|Cholesterol 0mg||0 %|
|Sodium 780.3mg||27 %|
|Potassium 14088mg||371 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 757g||223 %|
|Dietary Fiber 44.3g||177 %|
|Sugars, other 712.7g|
|Protein 73g||104 %|
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Calories per serving: 3384
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