Aromatic dumplings may be pan-fried or steamed before they are served with a flavorful soy and chili sauce.
By Elaine Luo
Fried pot stickers are also known as fried dumplings. Generally, the dumplings are folded as little moons for pot stickers. In China, we have about 10 different ways of folding dumplings and little moon style is the most commonly used shape.
Chive and pork is the perfect match for pot stickers. The aroma goes really well in the flour wrapper, and the dumpling gives off a delicious smell after it is pan-fried or cooked in water. In Chinese spring festival, people around the whole country cook chive dumplings.
However in daily life, I love to make dumplings with different stuffing and various dips. I use a spicy dip to go along with the flavor of the stuffing.
You may hear that pot stickers are steamed then pan-fried. I introduce an easier way. I just pan-fried the pot stickers directly. However there are some important tips that need attention. If you steam the dumplings first, the skin might become more transparent and chewy. And directly pan-frying gives a more crispy taste of the skin.
Food blogger from China. Love real and simple dishes especially Sichuan Cuisine.