These easy-to-make potstickers are stuffed with a healthy, earthy mix of Swiss chard, scallion, and shiitake mushroom. After folding a couple of these dumplings, you'll be a pro. Enlist your friends and make a party of it.

Body+Soul, May 2009


Recipe Summary

40 mins
1 hr
Makes 24


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 teaspoon vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Add chard, mushrooms, scallions, and garlic and cook until chard stems are crisp-tender and liquid has evaporated, 3 to 4 minutes. Squeeze excess liquid from chard. Transfer to a bowl; stir in vinegar, sesame oil, and soy sauce; season with salt and pepper. Wipe skillet dry and set aside.

  • Place 1 rounded teaspoon filling towardthe edge of a dumpling wrapper.Moisten one edge with water usingyour finger. Bring two edges together,forming a half moon and enclosingfilling. Pinch a couple of small pleatsalong top layer of wrapper. Seal bypressing pleated and unpleated edgestogether. Place on a parchment-linedbaking sheet. Repeat. Keep dumplingsand unused wrapperscovered withdamp paper towels while working.

  • Heat remaining tablespoon vegetable oil in reserved skillet over medium-high heat. Arrange dumplings in pan, tightly, flat-side down, and cook until deep golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Add 1/2 cup of water. Return to heat. Cover and cookuntil heated through, all the water has evaporated, and bottoms are crisp, 4 to 6 minutes more (remove the lid for the last 30 seconds of cooking). Slide dumplings onto a serving platter, and serve with dipping sauce.

Cook's Notes

To make the dipping sauce, combine 1/4 cup soy sauce, 1/4 cup rice vinegar, and a pinch of red pepper flakes.