Jiaozi or pot sticker is a type of Chinese dumplings. They typically consist of ground meat, seafood, or vegetable fillings wrapped into a thinly rolled round of dough, which is then sealed by crimping. They can be steamed, boiled or pan-fried.
A dipping sauce made of vinegar and soya sauce makes a tasty accompaniment to the Jiaozi. Flavour the sauce with sugar, sesame oil, chilli oil, maggi, chilli flakes, spring onions for a more flavourful treat.
- Stir the salt into the flour. Slowly stir in the cold water to make a dough and knead until smooth. Cover the dough and let it rest for at least 30 minutes.
- While the dough is resting, prepare the filling ingredients. Combine ground meat and seasonings and mix. Dissolve ginseng powder in warm water. Gradually add into the meat mixture, stirring in one direction until it becomes a paste.
- Divide the dough in half. Shape each half into a long roll and cut into ½-inch slices. Roll each piece out into a circle about 8-cm in diameter. Place a small portion of the filling into the middle of each wrapper. Fold and seal in your desired pattern.
- To cook, bring a large pot of water to a boil. Drop in a bit of oil and add in some dumplings. Bring the water to a boil, and add 100 ml of cold water. Cover and repeat. The dumplings will be done when they float to the surface. Drain and remove. If desired, they can be pan-fried at this point.