Pork Potstickers Wonton Recipe
These easy potstickers or soft wontons are nice served with a homemade hot garlic potsticker sauce. You can make this by mashing 4 garlic cloves, ½ teaspoon of Szechuan hot oil and a teaspoon each of sherry and vinegar. Stir in 3 tablespoons of soy sauce and you will have a wonderful garlic sauce.
You can use a bottled garlic sauce if you prefer, or serve these pan-fried pork wontons with sweet chili sauce. Chinese mustard or hoisin sauce are other options. Perhaps you would like to offer some of each at the table, to give everyone the option of choosing their own condiment.
Serve these garnished with cilantro (fresh coriander) or edible flowers if you like, or simply as they are. So, if you have never made a chicken potsticker recipe, potsticker soup or lobster potsticker recipe, let the following directions guide you. There is nothing difficult about making these tasty little snacks. They are so good. One is never enough so ensure you make a batch of them because they tend to disappear fast!!
Potstickers are similar to wontons because they are in a thin dough wrapper, but they are boiled first and then pan-fried to make them sticky.
- 8 oz (225g) cooked boneless pork, in 1 inch squares
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- ½ bunch halved green (spring) onions
- 1 ½ cups (190g) all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons dry sherry
- 1 egg yolk
- ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- ½ teaspoon lemon pepper
- 6 tablespoons water
- Dash of MSG (optional)
- ½ cup (120ml) cooking oil, for pan-frying
- Use the food processor to chop the pork and green onions coarsely. Add the ginger, soy sauce, egg yolk, sherry, lemon pepper and sesame oil. Process briefly to mix.
- Transfer the pork mixture to a plate and clean out the food processor.
- Put the flour and MSG in the food processor bowl and process, adding the water all at the same time. Keep processing until you have a dough ball, then roll it out on a lightly floured board and cut 2 inch circles using a biscuit cutter.
- These should be 1/16 inch (1.5 mm) thick.
- Put a teaspoon of the pork mixture in the middle of each dough circle and roll the circles up to make balls or fold the circles over to make half-moons. Press the edges together with your fingers and put the wontons on a greased plate.
- Bring 2 quarts of water to a boil and drop the wontons in the water. Let them boil for a minute after they have floated up to the surface, then drain well. Let them cool a bit on the oiled plate.
- Heat ½ cup of cooking oil in a skillet over a moderate to high heat. Fry the wontons, turning frequently, until lightly brown. Drain on paper towels and serve this pork wonton recipe with your preferred sauce.
Pork potstickers must be one of the best recipes every invented. The flavors in this wonderful pork potstickers recipe are really good. The ingredients are easy to find and the process for making the potstickers is much simpler than many home cooks would have thought. Some families like to go out for Chinese food, or get a takeout, once a week, but that is no longer necessary once you have learnt a few new Chinese recipes, because it is easy to make your own Chinese food at home. Homemade Chinese recipes are usually cheaper, fresher, better quality and tastier as well.