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How To Make Dumplings At Home

02/16/2015 12:05 EST | Updated 02/16/2015 12:59 EST

Restaurant-style dumplings are a treat for the eyes and mouth, but making adorable looking pot stickers at home is another story.

The cooking part is easy. You can boil, fry or steam a dumpling in minutes, but wrapping them is tricky. Too much filling and you'll have a sticky mess, not enough and your dumpling looks droopy.

And don't forget to set aside time to hand wrap each bundle. The culinary experts at The Kitchn suggest setting aside two to three hours when preparing 60 dumplings from scratch.

The video above from Andrea Nguyen, Contributing Editor at Saveur Magazine, shares simple guidelines to make DIY dumplings a breeze. Once you master the art of filling and shaping these pockets of deliciousness, you'll be cooking perfect pot stickers all the time.

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