Gluten free potstickers are such a wonderful treat! These bite-sized pork dumplings are simple to prepare, and they come with a delicious sesame dipping sauce. Potstickers are also known as dumplings or gyoza, and there are plenty of tasty varieties you can make, including sweet and savoury. These gluten free dumplings are easier to make than you think. Soon this gluten free gyoza recipe will be your go-to meal! If you are looking for some great pork potstickers, try these out.
Gluten Free Gyoza Recipe Dough
Traditionally, a potsticker recipe will have dough made of flour and water. They are round and measure about 3½ inches across. You can either make them or buy them.
For this gluten free dumplings recipe though, I used gluten free flour, xanthan gum, tapioca starch, an egg, some water and a little salt. I needed something that would hold together and also taste good. For that reason, those ingredients really worked well.
Making the dough is just a question of combining the ingredients. Once it holds together it will work for these pork potstickers. This is a versatile dough too, so you could try it in other recipes too.
Gluten Free Potstickers Filling
The best thing about these gluten free dumplings is the amazing filling. There are plenty of healthy veggies in there, like carrot, onion, cabbage, and celery. Also I added ginger, sesame oil and coconut aminos for a Chinese flavour.
You could use soy sauce in these gluten free potstickers rather than coconut aminos. But most kinds have gluten in them, apart from tamari soy sauce, so bear that in mind.
Because these pork dumplings are small, the ingredients for the filling must be finely diced.
You can change the ingredients in this gluten free gyoza recipe if you want. Leave out any of the vegetables, or even swap the ground pork for ground chicken or turkey. Ground pork does work well though because it naturally has a good ratio of fat. That helps keep the filling moist.
Pork Potstickers Dipping Sauce
Every good potsticker recipe deserves a great dipping sauce. And this gluten free gyoza recipe has just that! I made the sauce using coconut aminos, sesame oil, sesame seeds and garlic. You could add some hot sauce to this mixture if you wanted to spice it up.
History of the Potsticker Recipe
As is the case with many recipes, not just gluten free dumplings, the exact history is unknown. There is a legend though, that a chef in China’s Imperial Court came up with these after accidentally burning dumplings.
They were burnt on one side and he had no time to make a second batch. The court members were impressed, so pork dumplings crispy on one side became a thing!
Why Gluten Free Potstickers are So Popular
There is so much going on in potstickers, and you can enjoy all the elements. First there is the delicious dumpling skin which is crisp on one side and soft on the other.
After biting through that, you can enjoy the combination of pork, veggies and seasonings in the filling. These pork potstickers also come with a delicious, well-balanced dipping sauce.
How to Serve this Gluten Free Gyoza Recipe
You can serve these gluten free potstickers as a snack or an appetizer. Another idea is to have these gluten free dumplings as part of a buffet, and make some other dim sum (little Asian appetizers) as well.
Pork dumplings are maybe a little fiddly to make, but trust me they’re worth the effort. This potsticker recipe is something I’ll make again, for sure, maybe when I have a bunch of friends over and want to make finger food.
Some Potsticker Variations to Try
As well as switching the ground pork for another kind of meat, you could change the vegetables. Just make sure you chop them finely.
Add a pinch of chilli to the filling if you want to spice it up. Another variation would be to use soy-based mince for a vegetarian version.
Why are They Called Peking Ravioli in Some Places?
Joyce Chen, a TV cooking host, came up with this term in the 1950s. Her Boston, Massachusetts restaurant was in a mostly Italian neighbourhood. She wanted a name that would appeal to the locals and help explain dumplings. A lot of Chinese restaurants in and around Boston still use the term ‘Peking ravioli’ now.
Can I Freeze Homemade Dumpling Wrappers?
You can freeze them, but make sure you dust each wrapper with a little flour (gluten free in this case!) before stacking them. Then put them in an airtight container or Ziplog bag and freeze them.
You can also freeze prepared pork potstickers by making them up to the cooking stage. When ready to cook, just thaw these gluten free potstickers overnight in the refrigerator.
Gluten Free Pork Dumplings with Sesame Sauce Recipe
Gluten Free Potstickers – Pork Dumplings with Sesame Sauce
- 3/4 Cup gluten free flour
- 1 Tsp. xanthan gum
- 1/4 Cup tapioca starch
- 1 egg
- 4 Tbsp. water warm
- 1/4 Tsp. salt
- 1 carrot small diced
- 1/2 white onion small diced
- 1 celery stalk small diced
- 1/2 Cup napa cabbage shredded
- 1/2 lb. ground pork
- 1 Tsp. ground ginger
- 1/4 Cup green onions
- 1 Tsp. sesame oil
- 1 garlic clove
- 1/2 Tsp. ground black pepper
- 1 Tbsp. coconut amino
- 1/4 Cup coconut amino
- 1/2 Tsp. sesame oil
- 1 Tbsp. sesame seeds toasted
- 1/2 Tsp. garlic powder
- 1 egg For egg wash
- 2 Tbsp. water in ramekin (for sealing potstickers)
- Prepare the dough: In a stand mixer, combine gluten free flour, xanthan gum, tapioca starch, and salt. Mix to combine on low speed. Add the egg and mix for 1 minute.
- Once combined, add the water 1 tablespoon at a time until the dough is smooth. Mix on medium speed for 2 minutes. Test to be sure dough is ready by squeezing it with your hands. If it holds together it is ready. If it crumbles, add more water.
- Remove from the stand mixer and form into a ball. Place onto a piece of plastic wrap. Wrap the dough and set aside for 15 minutes.
- Prepare the filling: While the dough sets, prepare the filling. Finely dice the carrot, white onion, and celery stalk.
- Chop napa cabbage into thin strips. Add all ingredients to a large mixing bowl and stir together with a wooden spoon.
- Roll out the dough: Remove dough from plastic wrap and set on a floured surface. Place a film of plastic wrap over the dough. Roll out to ¼” thick. Use a 3” biscuit cutter to cut out circles of dough.
- Add dough rounds to a parchment or silicone lined baking sheet. Roll up remaining dough pieces into a ball and repeat this step until there are no scraps. This should yield 16 dough rounds.
- Assemble the potstickers: Add 1 tablespoon of filling to the centre of each round. Dip your finger in water and trace around the edge of the dough. Fold the dough rounds in half over the filling.
- Pinch together the dough in the centre, then crimp the edges and pinch with your fingers to seal.
- Whisk the egg for the egg wash in a small bowl. Brush the egg wash over both sides of the potstickers.
- Cook the potstickers: Heat a saute pan over medium high heat with 2 tablespoons coconut oil. Add potstickers to the pan flat side down.
- Fry for 2 minutes. Turn off heat. Carefully add ¼ cup of water to the pan and cover. Turn the heat back on to medium and steam the potstickers for 5 minutes.
- Make the sesame sauce: While the potstickers are steaming, prepare dip. Add all ingredients to a small mixing bowl and whisk to combine.
- Serve potstickers with dip and garnish with green onions. Enjoy!
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.
Making the Gluten Free Dumpling Dough
Making the Dumpling Filling
Assembling the Potsticker
Cooking the Gluten Free Potstickers
Let me know if you try these gluten free pork potsickers with sesame sauce! These gluten free dumplings are always a hit and also a wonderful leftover lunch the next day. Check out my other pork recipes and gluten free recipes, too!