Pan Fried Dumplings (Potstickers)

Pan fried dumplings are one of the greatest comfort foods out there and you are sure to get more bang for you buck making it yourself at home.

Pan Fried Dumplings (Potstickers)

For this recipe I will be using ground pork as the filling, but you can you anything you would like. a very popular option is to mix shrimp with pork.
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 40 dumplings



  • lbs ground pork
  • 8 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp ginger
  • 6 shitake mushroms
  • 3 stalks green onions
  • 2 shallots
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp Shaoxing rice wine
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 package dumpling wrappers (I use the round ones)


  • 1 tbsp chili crisp
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • ½ tbsp sriracha


  • Chop your garlic, ginger, green onions, mushrooms, and shallots in to a small fine dice.
  • Mix all ingredients in a large bowl with pork and let that marinate for at least 30 minutes and up to overnight. You can also cook some of your filling to taste it and adjust seasonings based on that.
  • Place 1-2 tbsp of the filling into your dumpling wrappers. If you are not familiar with the wrapping process, I would recommend starting with less filling and working your way up.
  • Wet the edges with water and make your first fold which is just folding the wrapper in half. Then you want to make 3 additional folds on each side making a total of 7 folds. A trick to make it easier is to push the filling down after you are done folding the first side to give yourself some more room. Experiment and keep going if you don’t get it perfectly, there’s plenty of dumplings to practice on lol.
  • Heat up a pan to medium heat with some oil and cook your dumplings until the bottom is crispy. (3-5 minutes)
  • Add ¼ cup of water and cover the pan with a lid to steam for 5-10 minutes, the dumpling wrappers should be soft and pork cooked through.
  • Combine sauce ingredients in a bowl and top with green onions!