Coast Cooking

Coast Cooking: Never met a dumpling I didn’t adore, especially pot stickers

Pot stickers are a Chinese style dumpling, and I never met a dumpling I didn’t adore. 

These are most often filled with a mixture of pork and cabbage and are absolutely delicious. 

The Chinese call them jiaozi, but other Asian countries have piled on this culinary bandwagon, and they are widely available.  

For those who have no adventure in their sprit, they can be found in the frozen section of most Asian grocery stores, but they are surprisingly simple to make. 

Simple that is if you use wonton wrappers instead of making them from scratch. That can become an arduous task. 


1 package won ton wrappers

 2 cups chopped cabbage

2 pinches salt

1/2 pound ground pork

2-3 tablespoons finely chopped garlic

2 tablespoons soy sauce

1 egg

Salt the cabbage and let sit for 15 minutes. Discard liquid and dry thoroughly.  Combine all of the ingredients and, using a small spoon, stuff each wrapper with the mixture. Seal by pressing the edges together. Sautés in a little oil until well browned. Add a cup of water, cover the pot and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove and serve at once.