Gluten Free Lamb Potstickers Recipe

by Carol Kicinski on February 3, 2015

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Gluten Free Lamb Potstickers Recipe

February 19th is the beginning of Chinese New Year this year. According to Chinese astrology, each year is associated with an animal sign and this year is the year of the goat (or sheep). In celebration of Chinese New Year, I came up with a Gluten Free Lamb Potstickers Recipe featuring sheep (lamb) because goat is a little hard to find at my local grocery store.

If you want to make the dough for this gluten free lamb potstickers recipe from scratch, I recommend you check out Laura Russell’s beautiful book, The Gluten-Free Asian Kitchen.

If you are on the lazy side like me, I have a simple “cheaters” method for you to try using rice paper wraps – the wraps one would use for making spring rolls.

Since potstickers need to be lightly fried and steamed, one rice paper wrap is too flimsy for the dumpling but by doubling them up, the wrappers become sturdy enough. Simply place two wet wrappers on top of each other and they will glue themselves to each other, creating the correct thickness. From there, you just cut to size by placing a bowl about 4 inches in diameter on top and cutting around it to make the perfect size dumpling for your potstickers.

A tasty dipping sauce made from gluten free tamari, rice vinegar, honey, and chili garlic sauce is all you need to round out these tasty appetizers.

I hope the year of the goat (or sheep) brings you good luck and fortune. And I hope you enjoy these potstickers!

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Gluten Free Lamb Potstickers



1 pound lean ground lamb
1 tablespoon finely grated fresh ginger
½ cup red onion, finely diced (½ small onion)
3 green onions, white and green parts, finely chopped
2 tablespoons San-J Tamari
1 tablespoon sherry
1 large egg, lightly beaten
32 small rice paper (spring roll) wrappers
Vegetable oil

Dipping Sauce

1 – 2 teaspoons chili garlic sauce
4 tablespoons San-J Tamari
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 tablespoon honey



In a mixing bowl, combine the lamb, ginger, onions, Tamari, sherry, and egg. Mix well.

Run one rice paper under cold water until the entire paper is wet. Shake off the excess water and place on a cutting board. Immediately wet another rice paper and place it directly on top of the first rice paper and press down to seal the two together. Place a small bowl (3 to 4 inches in diameter) on top of the rice papers and use a small paring knife to cut around the bowl to make the dumpling wrapper.

Place about 1 tablespoon of the lamb mixture on the dumpling wrapper and fold one side over to make a half circle. Gather the edges together and press well to seal. Repeat with the remaining wrappers and filling.

Heat a large skillet with a lid over medium heat. Add enough oil to cover the bottom of the pan.

Working in batches, arrange the dumplings in the pan, close to each other but not touching. Cook on one side for 3 minutes or until browned. Sprinkle 2 to 3 teaspoons of water over the dumplings and immediately put the lid on the pan. Let steam for 3 minutes. Do not over-cook. Transfer the dumplings to a serving platter. Wipe out the pan and repeat the process until all dumplings are cooked. Serve with dipping sauce.

Dipping Sauce

Combine all ingredients and serve with potstickers.


A Gluten Free Lamb Potstickers Recipe that makes 16 potstickers.

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Small Adventures February 3, 2015 at 9:20 pm

Can you recommend a gluten free rice paper?


Carol Kicinski March 9, 2015 at 2:46 pm

I don’t currently have a most liked brand, but most rice paper is usually made from rice flour, water and salt … super simply and already gluten free.
Just check your local grocery store for “rice paper rounds” or “spring roll rice papers” and be sure to double check the labels.



Lauren February 6, 2015 at 9:09 am

Ooh maybe I’ll bring these (in addition to sweet buns) to our Lunar party. I have missed potstickers!


Arline February 7, 2015 at 11:53 am

Nice to see a recipe to have potstickers again. Could you freeze after preparation and use as
needed? Thanks for all your talent and knowledge.


Carol Kicinski April 6, 2015 at 4:05 pm

Hi Arline. I have not tried to freeze yet but I don’t see why they wouldn’t work. Let me know if you try it how it works out!


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