I cannot stop thinking about pot stickers! And making different fillings with different shapes.
- Tear drop shape for pork or shrimp
- Triangle shape for spinach and mushroom
- Half moon shape for….
And what about that amazing lacy topping that always comes with the dumplings we get in ChinaTown? We speculated that it was simply cornstarch added to the water. None of our books say anything about how to do this.
The internet came to the rescue!
The cook pours on a thin layer of batter into the skillet as the pot stickers pan-fry. When they are done, there is a crisp layer that comes out with all the dumplings
– Christopher Tan, Help! Mysterious Pot Stickers with a Crisp Skirt, Asian Dumpling Tips
[We] went about five (5) rounds with cooking the pot stickers before we arrived at what we deemed was the tastiest, most delicate skirt. All that’s required is that instead of pouring water into the pan to steam the dumplings after they’ve fried, you pour in a slurry of flour and water. The water boils off and the starches cook into a crisp crust to connect all the dumplings.
– Andrea Nguyen, How to Put a Crisp Skirt on Pot Stickers, Asian Dumpling Tips
What do you think? Should we try it?
- Asian Dumpling Tips:
» How to Put a Crisp Skirt on Pot Stickers
» Help! Mysterious Pot Stickers with a Crisp Skirt
- LCBO Food and Drink magazine:
» Janice Poon’s Easy Kale & Corn Potstickers
» Janice Poon’s Homemade Wrappers for Dumplings
» Heather Trim’s Ginger Shrimp Dumplings with Fiery Chili Sauce
» Marilyn Bentz-Crowley’s Pot Stickers
- The Dumpling Sisters:
» YouTube: Traditional Potsticker Dumplings
» Perfect Potsticker dumplings (recipe)
- YouTube: yeqiang:
» Victoria Li: How to Cook Pot Sticker
» Tipsy Waltz: How to wrap dumpling (7 ways) – my favourite is No. 4!
- SAVEUR Magazine:
» Andrea Nguyen: How to Shape Dumplings
» Pork Pot Stickers
- recipes from OUR kitchen:
» pork/shrimp pot stickers – including dough
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