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Pan-Fried Dumplings (Chinese Potstickers)

Pan-Fried Dumplings, or Chinese Potstickers made with wonton wrappers and a filling of shrimp/prawns and pork, and a kick of garlic, spring onions and ginger. They are the best dim sums/appetizers for every party, and can be ready in about 15-20 minutes. Why not try them this Chinese New Year?
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Chinese
Servings: 30 dumplings
Calories: 50kcal


For the dumplings

  • 40 wonton wrappers
  • 100 g ground pork
  • 100 g shrimp/prawns
  • 1 spring onion, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon oyster sauce
  • ½ teaspoon soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil

For the dipping sauce

  • 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar

Other ingredients

  • ½ tablespoon vegetable oil to fry
  • ½ cup water to steam


  • To make the dumplings, mix all the ingredients together.
  • Get a wrapper, brush its edges with water, then add about a teaspoon of the filling, making sure you don't overfill.
  • Fold the wrapper in half, then make a pleat in the top part of the wrapper, pinching it against the flat edge of the wrapper at the back.
  • Make a few more pleats on the right side of the wrapper, then pleat on the other side now.
  • Repeat with the rest of the wrappers, until the filling is used up.
  • Heat up the vegetable oil in a large frying pan, add the dumplings, making sure you don't overcrowd the pan.
  • Fry for 3 to 5 minutes or until the bottom of the dumplings is golden brown and crispy, then add the water, place the lid on, and leave the dumplings to steam for about 5 minutes until the water is evaporated and the dumplings are cooked through.
  • To make the dipping sauce, mix all the ingredients together, then stir.
  • Serve the dumplings hot.


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Calories: 50kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 160mg | Potassium: 22mg | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.5mg