Potsticker Soup

Again with the winter theme – soups are IN 😀

One of my favorite things to make are potstickers! These are simple (sometimes slightly time-consuming) and super easy to change up to your preferences of the day.  I have yet to make my own dough for the potstickers, so for now I just go to the grocery store.  They come in circles or in squares.  At the moment, I prefer the circular ones, but really either one works just fine.

Circular Potsticker Wrappers

Circular Potsticker Wrappers

I usually tend to fry the potstickers in a little canola oil (peanut or sesame would be good to complement the flavors of the insides), however I like to put them in soup also as the weather gets colder! So keep in mind, that instead of adding them to your soup, you can go ahead and fry them as well!

To make the Potstickers:

Minces onions and garlic.  If you like also mince a little ginger and cilantro.  Mix in with ground meat.  This ground meat can be turkey, pork, beef, a sausage, whatever you prefer.  Then add to your liking soy sauce and/or teriyaki sauce.

Spread out the wrappers on the counter top.  Have a small bowl of water ready and a plate.  With a teaspoon place a small amount of the mixture into each wrap.  Be careful not to add too much, otherwise the potstickers will expand and your insides will plop out into the broth.

Stuffing the Wrappers

Stuffing the Wrappers

Dip your finger into the water and get half of the edges of the wrappers wet.  Pull the sides together and seal the wrappers.  If you would like to get fancy with your seam, go for it! Otherwise, just make sure it is sealed and you can fold in the corners.  Place on plate as you finish.

Sealed Potstickers

Sealed Potstickers

Now that you have these done, we are going to make the soup!

Note that these potstickers do not store well because of the uncooked meat inside.  It makes the wrappers soggy; these need to made right before cooking them.

Making the Soup:

Saute onions and garlic in a little oil on the stove top.  Add vegetables.  I add carrots and celery.  Add water to fill pot (up to ~3/4 of the way up).  You could also use a chicken stock or broth, but I use chicken bouillon.  So then add the bouillon.  Bring to a boil.

Making the broth

Making the broth

Carefully drop in a few potstickers at a time.  They will cook faster than the carrots or celery, so you can cook a few at a time, then ladle them out into bowls to add the broth when ready to eat.  I also like to add green onions to the broth and a little soy sauce.    Do this until all the potstickers are cooked.

Serve and enjoy!



See you in the kitchen,


One Response to “Potsticker Soup”
  1. ok I am going to have to make these

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