Chinese New Year Dinner: Potstickers and Scallion Pancakes

I hope you didn’t think our Chinese New Year celebration was over when these savory little pockets of love and pancakes of tastiness were left unaddressed. I know you already saw this set of photographs yesterday, but I wanted to give you all of the recipes I used and not just the meatballs.

Potstickers are a must in this house hold. I spend all afternoon making them in large batches and freezing small batches for later use. Handsome loves them and I am always looking for new ways to change them up. His mother’s will always hold a place in his stomach, but I know better than to try to one up those, so variations it is.

Be warned, before you dive into either of these, know that these are not ‘quick fixes.’ You will be in the kitchen for a while, so wear your comfortable shoes and put on some music. It would also help to have a sous chef ready to give you on hand. It is much easier to have one person handling the filling and another set of hands for pinching these shut.

So, roll up your sleeves and let’s get cooking!

 


Comments

  1. says

    Those pancakes look so yummy and easy enough for me to handle. The potstickers, well, they look delicious, but I don’t think I can handle the time requirement until the toddler is older. Love the idea of a Chinese New Year dinner. Thanks fro the great recipes!

  2. says

    I have been wanting to try making those scallion pancakes and it looks pretty easy. Your potstickers look tasty too. Thanks for sharing.

  3. says

    I’ve had my try at potstickers and decided that it’s too much work for me. You’re making me reconsider that decision though. These look amazing. I love, love, love scallion pancakes however. Now I need to make some. Maybe for lunch. :)

    I totally hear you with regard to one-upping ‘mom’s’ cooking. Not a chance with some things so why bother trying. You don’t need to though. These stand on their own. Amazing.

  4. says

    The scallion pancakes look amazing :) I miss “real” Chinese food since having come back from China last summer, and this will definitely go into my recipe collection!

  5. says

    Oooh! I’ve forgotten about those pancakes! We have chives in our version here … love them with a sweet black vinegar and sliced ginger dipping sauce. Yum! The chives version looks good as well, esp for some here who don’t fancy chives.
    Your pot stickers look lovely!
    Happy Chinese New Year to you! :D

  6. says

    YUM! I love making pot stickers, but they are labor intensive! Fortunately, they freeze like a dream so when you make a bunch – they last! Yours look mighty delicious!

  7. says

    YUM! I love making pot stickers, but they are labor intensive! Fortunately, they freeze like a dream so when you make a bunch – they last! Yours look mighty delicious!

  8. says

    Your scallion pancakes look great! It is a different take from my dad’s recipe that I posted on my blog last year. I’ve never used a food processor to make the dough. I’ll definitely have to test that out as it would make my life easier!

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