To get the full experience of our site please enable javascript.

×

Join us

For lots of delicious recipes and fun stuff

Join our new newsletter :) and be the first to know about our delicious, easy-peasy recipes and our handy chinese guides!

Spicy Potstickers

Our favourite potsticker recipe gets a spicy makeover

We love love love potstickers.

As with all dumplings, potstickers provide the meal-in-one-mouthful experience. And by that we mean they deliver protein, carbs and veg in a tasty little parcel that one can then dip into whatever sauce they like in preparation for devouring.

What makes them soar above the rest, though, is the crispy bottom, which endows them with a sassiness that the boiled versions simply don’t have.

And what better way to make them even more fierce than to transform the traditional savoury pork filling into a *hot and spicy* savoury pork filling. Not only does the kick of capsaicin enrich the sensorial experience, but the reddish hue of the filling that peeks through is pretty to look at too. For a speedier meal, we also use store bought wrappers 😉

Serves
Makes around 30-35
Ingredients

Pack of 35 dumpling wrappers/skins
Vegetable oil, for pan frying

For the filling
250g pork mince
5 spring onions, sliced
1 clove garlic, diced
2 tsp ginger, diced
2 tbsp doubanjiang (chilli bean sauce, less if you prefer it milder)
1 tsp light soy sauce
1 tbsp Shaoxing rice wine
2 tbsp sesame oil
1 tsp cornflour
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground white pepper
1/2 tsp granulated white sugar

To serve
Your favourite chilli sauce

We love love love potstickers.

As with all dumplings, potstickers provide the meal-in-one-mouthful experience. And by that we mean they deliver protein, carbs and veg in a tasty little parcel that one can then dip into whatever sauce they like in preparation for devouring.

What makes them soar above the rest, though, is the crispy bottom, which endows them with a sassiness that the boiled versions simply don’t have.

And what better way to make them even more fierce than to transform the traditional savoury pork filling into a *hot and spicy* savoury pork filling. Not only does the kick of capsaicin enrich the sensorial experience, but the reddish hue of the filling that peeks through is pretty to look at too. For a speedier meal, we also use store bought wrappers 😉

GET THE METHOD →

Prepare the filling by mixing all the ingredients together along with 1 tbsp water.
Follow the steps in this video to wrap the potstickers. Since this recipe uses store-bought dumpling skins, you’ll also need to wet each one all around the edge before wrapping to help the skins stick to themselves. The easiest way to do this is to dip your finger into a little bowl of water.
Once all the potstickers are wrapped, heat half a tablespoon of oil over medium heat in a large frying pan (one that also has a close fitting lid, but if you don’t have one get a large dinner plate ready to act as a lid).
Add the potstickers, dividing into batches if needed. Fry until they’ve browned on the bottom, and then pour in 80ml of cold water and quickly cover with a lid.
Allow the steam to cook the dumplings for around 7 minutes, or until almost all the water has evaporated. Then take the lid off to let the rest of the moisture dry out so the bottoms of the potstickers can crisp up again.
Transfer the potstickers to a serving plate, being sure to show off their crispy bottoms, and enjoy with the chilli sauce.
  • Stephen Landsman

    Ladies, Your original potsticker recipe is perfection! My 84 year old mother requests them almost nightly! I keep a large bag of them in the freezer at all times. These spicy ones sound super yummy as I love that chili/broad bean paste you lovely ladies turned me on to. I can’t wait to make a batch. Thank you both sooooooo much! Keep up the excellent work and utterly charming videos!

  • Pingback: Quick Prawn and Spinach Wontons RECIPE | Dumpling Sisters()

  • Stephen Landsman

    Finally! Took me six months to get around to this recipe. Hate that I waited this long…. YUM!

  • Pingback: No-Pleat Chicken Dumplings RECIPE | Dumpling Sisters()

more for you