Gyoza (Kind of a Japanese pot sticker)
24 Wonton wrappers
1 Pound ground pork
1 Small piece of ginger, peeled and minced
4 Garlic cloves, finely chopped
Salt and pepper
2 Chopped green onions
2 Tablespoons soy sauce
1 Teaspoon toasted sesame oil
Oil, for frying
To prepare pot sticker filling, mix ground pork, ginger, garlic, salt, scallions, soy sauce (and optional sesame oil) in a bowl. Set aside. Place about one teaspoon of pot sticker filling in the middle of a wonton wrapper. Rub the outer edge of the wonton wrapper with a bit of water. Fold the wrapper over and press down on the edges to seal. To cook Gyoza, heat about two Tablespoons of oil in a large frying pan. Cook over medium high heat until one side of the pot sticker browns. Turn and repeat to brown the other side. Next, pour about 1/3 cup of water into the pan and immediately place a lid over the pan. Reduce heat to medium and cook for approximately 7 minutes. Check the center of the pot stickers to test for doneness. If the pot stickers are not fully cooked, add a bit more water and steam for a few more minutes. Serve pot stickers with sweet chili sauce, a soy sauce/rice vinegar/sesame oil blend, or your favorite dipping sauce or just eat them as is, they taste great.
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My sister-in-law learned this recipe while living in Japan.
$$$Cost per Serving: $0.21, Recipe cost $4.92