How To Fold Classic Pot Stickers

Plus, easy step-by-step instructions for folding knish dumplings.

January 11, 2017
folding dumplings
Lisel Jane Ashlock

These upright, crescent-shaped dumplings are perfect for frying or steaming.

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Pot Sticker: Step 1

Spoon filling into wrapper. (Try this simple dough recipe.)

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Pot Sticker: Step 2

Fold wrapper in half and pinch middle together. 

Related: How Italians Perfected The Dumpling

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Pot Sticker: Step 3

Working from center outward, gather and fold dough to create pleats. Pinch to seal dumpling as you go.

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Pot Sticker: Step 4

Repeat on other side, making sure dumpling is well sealed before frying or steaming. (Try your new folding skills out on these chicken pot stickers.)

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Knish Dumpling: Step 1

Piecrust makes a surprisingly excellent wrapper for these samosa-inspired dumplings (find the full recipe for samosa knishes here). Cupping wrapper in the palm of one hand, spoon filling into wrapper.

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Knish Dumpling: Step 2

Fold edges up and pleat them, turning as you go, until you come full circle.

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Knish Dumpling: Step 3

Gently squeeze with both hands so dough hugs filling. 

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