Gyoza (Kind of a Japanese pot sticker)
  • Cooking Time: 20
  • Servings: 24
  • Preparation Time: 20
  • 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
  1. 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.
My sister-in-law learned this recipe while living in Japan. $$$Cost per Serving: $0.21, Recipe cost $4.92