Some days call for comfort food from my childhood. Today was one such day. Gyoza, to the rescue! It’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.