Dinner: Gyoza

Some days call for comfort food from my childhood. Today was one such day. Gyoza, to the rescue!┬áIt’s basically a pork dumpling. And it’s pretty simple; my mom had us making them since I was quite young, assembly-line style.

The pork was from the farmer’s market, just under a pound of it. I added to it a bunch of chopped green onions, a tablespoon each of soy sauce and sesame oil, and some finely chopped garlic and ginger. Then I stuffed a little into a round wonton wrapper, making little pleats like my mom used to do. When I worked at Kobe, I made hundreds of them in a night, so I can make ‘em pretty fast now. I cooked half of them and froze the rest.

Then you pan fry them in a little oil to brown the bottom, then add a little water to steam the rest of it through. Served with a little vinegar soy sauce and rice– comforting!

Oh, I’ve basically given up on taking photos for a while. Sorry.

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4 Responses to Dinner: Gyoza

  1. trinity67 says:

    Booooo – I want photographs!

  2. mari says:

    I don’t know why but WordPress isn’t letting me upload them! It’s infuriating. Because believe me, it was one beautiful dinner.

  3. Peter Brandon says:

    Do you use water or an egg wash to seal the wrappers or does pleating do the job?

    Thank you for posting both recent dumpling recipes. I’ll try the pirogi one on some potatoes from the garden.

  4. mari says:

    Just water and pleats. Six pleats. I wish i could show you.

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