Pot Stickers Traditional


This traditional recipe is from the area of Northern China. Wonton wrappers are stuffed with finely chopped vegetables and pork, then fried and served with a spicy dipping sauce.

Prep Time:
1 hrs
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
6 hrs
Total Time:
7 hrs 10 mins
15 servings


  • ½ pound ground pork

  • ½ medium head cabbage, finely chopped

  • 1 green onion, finely chopped

  • 2 slices fresh ginger root, finely chopped

  • 2 water chestnuts, drained and finely chopped

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil

  • 1 (14 ounce) package wonton wrappers

  • 5 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • ¾ cup water

  • 1 tablespoon chili oil

  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce

  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar


  1. Crumble pork into a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain and set aside.

  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the pork, cabbage, green onion, ginger, water chestnuts, salt, sugar and sesame oil. Chill in the refrigerator 6 to 8 hours, or overnight.

  3. Place a tablespoon of the pork mixture into each of the wonton wrappers. Fold the wrappers, and seal the edges with a moistened fork.

  4. In a large, deep skillet, heat 3 tablespoons vegetable oil over medium high heat. Place the pot stickers into the oil seam sides up. Heat 30 seconds to a minute. Pour water into the skillet. Gently boil 7 to 8 minutes, until oil and water begins to sizzle, then add remaining oil. When the bottoms begin to brown, remove pot stickers from heat.

  5. In a small serving bowl, mix together the chili oil, soy sauce, and vinegar, adjusting proportions to taste.

    close up view of Pot Stickers garnished with green onions, with soy sauce in a sauce cup, on an orange plate
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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

166 Calories
8g Fat
17g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 15
Calories 166
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 11%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 378mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 11mg 57%
Calcium 28mg 2%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 118mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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