Gluten-Free Pot Sticker/ Dumpling Wrappers
Makes: about 12 wrappers for 3.5” diameter circle (I used the rim of a glass cup this large).
- Mix first 4 (dry) ingredients together.
- Add the water slowly while mixing, until everything can be kneaded into a ball more dry than sticky. Then STOP adding water! It needs to be moist enough to be plyable and mushed in a ball, but dry enough not to stick to everything and fall apart. If you pass this point, sprinkle some rice flour in and mix until it’s dry enough to be handled easily.
- Put dough between two sheets of wax paper and roll out with the rolling pin to a sheet as thin as you can manage. Then roll it out a little more. You can do it, I believe in you.
- Pull off top wax paper and cut circles out with glass, pull finished wrapper circles up and store in a container with wet towel on top, wax paper between each wrapper.
- Mush the remaining dough together and repeat steps 3-5 until you can’t make any more wrappers out of it.
- Done! Well…with the wrappers, at least.
Wait, you wanted a filling recipe?
Here, try this: 90% Home-Made Pot Stickers (for Lunar New Year, Year of the Sheep).
Also useful: Serious Eats: on freezing and cooking dumplings.
Trial Recipe Rating: 5 of 5. It worked! Wheeee! I admit, this was my second crack at it, after attempting in the year of the sheep with abysmal results. These wrappers are chewier, but within the range of normal pot stickers wrappers. In my experience, pot sticker wrappers tend to be thicker while dumplings’ are thinner, even though you can use either for both.
Novelty Rating: 5 of 5. The most novel part is other people couldn’t tell which ones were supposed to be gluten-free.
Likelihood of Repeat: 100% So excited to make these again. Also, I didn’t get a picture of the finished product with filling, because they got eaten too fast.
Lessons Learned: If at first you don’t succeed, try and try again –possibly a couple nights in advance while your spouse goes to bed and your Mad Scientist Mentality takes over to get things just right..
*On pot stickers vs dumplings: in my unwise adulthood, I default to pot stickers over dumplings. Although for hosting duties, dumplings are a lot easier to cook en masse than pot stickers, unhealthier fried things are tastier! I justify it by calling it a ‘sometimes food’. Like, :sometimes I am out of food in the freezer and the only thing left is this bag of frozen pot stickers.” Some folks may keep a frozen pizza back there, we keep frozen pot stickers. I am often excited for emergency food.