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!



  1. YUM! Love both… looking good, pal!

  2. 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!

  3. Two of my favorites – those dumplings are sweet. Happy new year!!

  4. I hope you had a great chinese new year! The scallion pancakes look so yummy!

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

  6. 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.

  7. I love this, Kita!! :)

  8. Those foods look so delicious. I have always loved scallion pancakes.

  9. 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!

  10. Oooh, I’m a huge fan of potstickers! It’s been way too long since I made them. And I love scallion pancakes. These both need to go on my to-make list!

  11. Oh my gosh I want to eat my screen! Even though I’m thinking it wouldn’t be as delicious as the potstickers and pancakes are. Mmm…

  12. both of these look great! Bookmarked!

  13. Wow! Everything looks wonderful! I’m now craving potstickers!! :)

  14. 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

  15. So glad to see that you made these, and that they turned out as well for you as they did for us! Nice job!

  16. I could wake up smelling those pancakes from kitchen and also would love to have them from lunch and dinner:))) Beautifully served, and prepared! You did amazing job!!! Happy CNY!!!!

  17. Oh forgot..Congrats on Foodbuzz top 9!!!

  18. 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!

  19. 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!

  20. Thanks for sharing all this deliciousness, Kita! And congrats on another Top 9!!!!

  21. Lovely and delicious!I got some frozen dumpling wrappers just last weekend and can’t wait to use them!Congrats on Top 9!

  22. Mmmm I love scallion pancakes and potstickers!! These look like they are totally worth the time and effort. Just gorgeous.

  23. Love scallion pancakes. Thx for sharing and congrats on top 9!

  24. I want! Never had scallion pancakes, but they look wonderful. Love potstickers! Congrats on the top 9!

  25. Oh yummy. I love celebrating the Chinese New Year. It was a tradition started a long time ago. These are two of my favorites.

  26. 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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