pot sticker


variants or potsticker
plural pot stickers or potstickers
: a crescent-shaped dumpling filled usually with pork, pan-fried, and then steamed
A toothsome marriage of crispy (on the outside) and tender (on the inside), pot stickers can be filled with just about anything.Gretchen McKay
The ideal potsticker is both crispy and chewy thanks to a unique cooking method. The filled dumplings are sautéed so that the part of the wrapper in contact with the hot pan becomes crisp. Next, water is added and the pan is covered to steam the rest of the wrapper to tenderness.America's Test Kitchen
compare gyoza, wonton

Examples of pot sticker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Plates include a combination of meat, noodles, rice, egg rolls and pot stickers. Brianna Taylor, Sacramento Bee, 23 Mar. 2024 This recipe from the Plant Powered II newsletter and cookbook author Hetty Lui McKinnon is an unexpected combination of pot stickers and a stir-fry. Aaron Hutcherson, Washington Post, 8 Jan. 2024 It’s followed by a plate of pot stickers, whose filling is composed of 47 percent chicken cells. Tim Carman, Washington Post, 15 Sep. 2023 There's also a surprising degree of international influence on the menu, including dishes like pot stickers, pupusas, gnocchi, and tikka masala. Pete Scherer, Parents, 23 Aug. 2023 One day she’ll be obsessed with something (lately homemade chicken noodle soup, mac and cheese, or pot stickers). Condé Nast, Bon Appétit, 14 July 2023 There are 115 food and drink options, including the debut of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos pot stickers. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 June 2023 Nestled right in the city’s bustling Theater District, this popular locale churns out juicy pork bao, pork and vegetable pot stickers, mouth-watering noodles, and more on the daily. Brittany Natale, Redbook, 25 May 2023 Shanghai on Elm: Veggie spring rolls: $3. Fried pot stickers: $3. Victoria Moorwood, The Enquirer, 24 May 2023

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Word History


translation of Chinese (Beijing) guōtiē, guōtiēr, from guō "pot, wok" + tiē "stick to" + -r, noun suffix

First Known Use

1963, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pot sticker was in 1963

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“Pot sticker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pot%20sticker. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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