In this video I demonstrate how to make pork filled gyoza. Gyoza is an easy and simple recipe once you get the hang of making the wrappers. Its extremely healthy too, at only 30ish calories per wrapper! Best of all, you can prepare the gyoza and freeze them, taking out only as many as you need at that time. They cook up just as good as fresh. I guarantee if you make these for your family, they will be so impressed.
4.75 ounces ground pork
1/2 tsp minced ginger
1 tsp minced garlic
3 1/2 tbsp minced cabbage
1 1/2 tbsp minced onion or leek
3-6 green onions, minced
1/2 small carrot, minced
1/2 tbsp soy sauce
1/2 tbsp sesame oil
1/2 tsp sugar
1 tbsp water
1 tbsp potato starch* (optional but greatly suggested)
25-30 gyoza wrappers, enough for all the filling
sesame oil & water for steaming/frying
Prepare all your vegetables and mix in a bowl with your soy sauce, sesame oil, water, ground pork, and potato starch. Mix VERY well. You don’t want any unmixed bits or it will not taste good.
Form your gyoza wrappers (please watch video on instructions as how to form gyoza).
In a heavy bottom nonstick skillet, lightly coat the bottom of the pan with sesame oil. Arrange your gyoza so they are not touching, flatten them down slightly to encourage browning on the bottom. Add enough water to come up halfway to the sides of the gyoza, this will vary on how many goyza you’re cooking at once and how big your skillet is, I used approximately a cup of water. Add a lid onto, put on medium-high and allow the water to boil.
Boil the water completely off then add 1 tbsp sesame oil for every 10 gyoza in the pan. Continue to cook for 1-3 more minutes, or until the bottoms release from the pan and are browned and crispy.
Serve onto of a cabbage leaf with some sesame seeds and green onions for garnish (optional but will impress your family!)
Makes: 25-30 gyoza, Preparation time: 10-15 mins, “Cooking” time: 12-15 minutes
Optional dipping sauce:
1 tbsp soy sauce
3/4 tbsp vinegar
1 1/2 tsp sesame oil
1 minced green onion
1 tsp crystallized ginger
pinch red pepper flakes (optional if you want it spicy!)
Mix well and serve on the side for dipping.