Wild Game Recipe: Potstickers

We know, we know, this recipe is a bit outside of the box. But, if you’re looking for a fun and creative way to spend an evening, this can be it. Creating a new recipe for your family will undoubtedly bring feedback and we’re nearly positive everyone will love this one.

Our advice is to make these potstickers with store-bought wrappers, it really simplifies the process. While making the filling is very easy, getting the pleated fold is mildly tricky. You will also need a few tablespoons of safflower, peanut or other vegetable oil for pan-frying the potstickers.

What you’ll need:

Wild Game


  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 hot chile, minced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil


  • 3/4 pound ground wild game
  • 3/4 cup green onions
  • 2 tablespoons minced ginger
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock or water
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dry sherry
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil


  • Either 30-36 store-bought potsticker wrappers
  • 2 – 3 tablespoons vegetable oil


  1. Mix all the ingredients for the sauce together and let sit at room temperature while you make the filling.
  2. In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients for the filling together until well combined. Let the mixture sit for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Fill each wrapper with a scant tablespoon of filling. Close each one into a half-moon, making sure there are no air pockets. It is probable that some of the filling will smoosh out the ends as you seal them — this is normal, just drop it back into the bowl with the rest of the filling. If the wrappers are dry, get a little bowl of cool water and wet half of each wrapper circle with the water; this will help it seal tightly.
  4. Pleat the edges: Start from the center and do 3 pleats on the left of the dumpling, then another 3 on the right of the dumpling, As you make the pleats, settle the dumpling on your work surface so it sits flat. You will need this flat surface to get a nice crispy bottom to your potsticker. Set each finished dumpling on a baking sheet lined with either parchment or a little semolina flour or corn meal.
  5. To cook your potstickers, get a large, non-stick frying pan out and heat about 2 to 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, lay the potstickers down in one layer; they can touch each other. Fry like this 1 to 2 minutes, until the bottoms are browned.
  6. Add enough water to come up about 1/4 inch. The pan will sputter and spit, so have a lid ready. Turn the heat down to medium, cover the pan and cook for 6 minutes. After 6 minutes, move the lid partway off the pan to let steam escape. Cook 2 more minutes, then remove the lid entirely. You will soon hear the cooking change from boiling to sizzling — that’s your cue they are done. Serve immediately.

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This recipe was inspired by honest-food.net.