How to make Potstickers. So I have this big addiction. I am addicted to frugality. I want to nail this frugal addiction so badly so that I can save money for my daughter’s college tuition and for my son’s future tuition fees. Then there is our retirement… well, I will not talk about it for now because it is stressing me out, so let’s find comfort in these Potstickers.
Why am I talking about frugality and Potstickers at the same time? It is because I have made these Potstickers to save money. You see, my kids love Potstickers so much that they can devour 50 pieces in one seating. For a while, I have been buying it from Costco since it is faster and more convenient until I noticed that I am spending so much money on it. So I decided to make my own.
When you go to Costco, the Potstickers cost $14 for 13 pieces; and this is only a 1 meal for 4 people. But when you make your own Potstickers, however, you will yield 36 pieces at the cost of more or less $10.00.
So making these Potstickers, my dear readers will save you some money. And to be honest this is really very easy to make. Just mix all of the ingredients and let your hand get dirty in sealing the wrapper and VOILA, Potsticker meal at its finest. You can make a huge batch and freeze them for future meals. Enjoy it, will yah?
WHAT I LOVE ABOUT THESE POTSTICKERS:
- 1 Instant Pot Duo Crisps Plus Air Fryer
- 1 regular Steamer
- 1 small frying pan
- 1 pound ground pork
- .25 lb ground pork fat
- .25 lb ground shrimp
- 3 stems Asian Chives
- 5 pieces shiitake mushrooms chopped
- 2 stems green onions chopped
- 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
- 2 teaspoons Roasted sesame oil
- 1/4 cup oyster sauce
- 1 large egg
- 1 pack Siu Aai wrapper
- Oil for frying to test
Sauce for serving
Simple Sauce For Dipping
- 2 tablespoons sesame oil Soy sauce for serving
- 1 tsp soy sauce
Chili Oil Sauce
- 1/4 cup chili oil
- 2 tsps ground chili powder
- 1 stem green onion chopped
- 1/2 tsp soy sauce
- 1 tbsp garlic minced
- Place pork fat in a food processor and process until finely ground. Set aside.
- Devein shrimp and chop until ground. Set aside.
- Place 4- 5 pieces of shiitake mushroom in five cups of cold water. Let them bloom overnight and when ready, squeeze out the water. Finely chop and set aside.
- Chop the green onion and Asian chives into small pieces and set them aside.
- Place the ground pork in a large bowl. Add in the ground shrimp and pork fat. Add the shiitake mushroom, chives, ginger, and green onion. Season with toasted sesame oil, oyster sauce, and white ground pepper. Add in the large egg. Mix all of the ingredients by hand. Make sure that the ingredients are completely incorporated. Cover the mixture and let it sit in the fridge for an hour.
- Take one tablespoon of the ingredient and do a taste test. Heat a small amount of oil and fry the mixture. Season according to your liking if needed.
- When ready, place the dumpling wrapper on a flat surface and put the filling on one edge of the wrapper. Fold the wrapper and seal using your finger.
Cook by Frying
- Using low heat, heat 1 tablespoon of cooking oil in a small frying pan. When hot, brown 4 pieces of the pot stickers in all side then add 1/4 cup of water to the pan.
- Cover the pan until the water dries and the pot sticker is cook.
- Cook the pot stickers in batches.
Cook in the Instant Pot by Steaming
- Place the inner Pot in the Instant Pot Base. And add two cups of water. Set the air fryer tray and put the dehydrating tray. Spray with nonstick oil. Arrange the frozen pot stickers and spray them with nonstick oil. Cover using the pressure cooker lid and push the steam function and set the timer to five minutes. Please see the notes for Instant Pot Beginner's Guide
- Remove and transfer to a plate. Pour the chili oil sauce and sprinkle with green onions.
Cook in a Regular Steam
- Place the steamer on top of the stove. Add ten cups of water. Spray the steamer tray with nonstick oil and line the potstickers. Spray the potsticker with oil and cover it. Steam on high heat for thirty minutes.
Cook the Potstickers by boiling
- Boil five cups of water in a medium-sized pot and let the water boil. Add the frozen potstickers and let them simmer for five to ten minutes. Remove the pot and drain the water. Transfer potstickers to a place and drizzle with homemade chili sauce.
Chili Oil Sauce
- Mix all of the ingredients and add more or less of the chili powder according to your spice tolerance.
Right! I hope you will like this.
Victoria Haneveer says
These look great. I hate places like Yo Sushi that throw them into the deep fryer. They are so missing the point of potstickers. They’re supposed to stick to the pot, right?
Those look so delicious, Shobee! I coukd eat a dozen…
I wish I can eat all of them but I got to control myself; so I have a batch of Potstickers sitting in the freezer right now.
I think a dozen would not be enough for me 🙂