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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filling a dumpling
Lisel Jane Ashlock
Pot Sticker: Step 1

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

folding dumpling
Lisel Jane Ashlock
Pot Sticker: Step 2

Fold wrapper in half and pinch middle together. 

Related: How Italians Perfected The Dumpling

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folding dumplings
Lisel Jane Ashlock
Pot Sticker: Step 3

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

folding dumplings
Lisel Jane Ashlock
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.)

filling dumplings
Lisel Jane Ashlock
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.

 
 
folding dumplings
Lisel Jane Ashlock
Knish Dumpling: Step 2

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

folding dumplings
Lisel Jane Ashlock
Knish Dumpling: Step 3

Gently squeeze with both hands so dough hugs filling.