Homemade gyoza making made easy

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Don't have a Japanese restaurant next door to satisfy your gyoza/potsticker craving? Here's how you can make a whole bunch o' gyozas in about half an hour (including prep time) using just a few key ingredients.
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Step 1: Prepping the ingredients

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Time: about 10 minutes

- Cabbage, finely diced, 2 lbs (it's about 1 head of cabbage)
- Pork, ground, 1 lb
- Green onions, chopped, 1/3 cup (1/4 cup if you prefer less)
- Ginger, chopped, 1 teaspoon (about 2" of ginger root)
- Salt, 1 tablespoon (for prep stage)
- Soy sauce/ sesame oil, 2 tablespoons each
- Ground white pepper, a pinch (optional)
- Gyoza/potsticker wrappers, 1 pack (usually sold in packs of 50 at your local Asian supermarket.)

- Flat-bottomed pan with a lid
- A flexible, flat spatula

- Cabbage is the key "crunch" factor here so dice to your preference.
- Mix a teaspoon of salt into the chopped lettuce; the salt will help extract excess water, which can be poured out after a few minutes of sitting.

Step 2: Mixing it up

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Now mix all of the ingredients up in a large bowl until even.

Time: 2 minutes

- Start by making only 10 at a time and increase as you get quick at making them.
- Microwave a spoonful of the mix for about 45 seconds or until it's cooked. Then add salt, pepper, and/or soy sauce according to your preference.

Step 3: Forming the gyozas

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Time: about 2 minutes to make 10 gyozas

- Place a gyoza wrapper in your hand and then a small spoonful of the filling in the center of the wrapper.
- Wet a finger tip and draw a quick half-circle ring inside the edge of the gyoza wrapper (basically around the filling).
- Pick up and pinch together the wet edge and its opposite edge at the center (right above the filling). Then pinch a little more to either side, leaving the two ends open.

Cover unused wrappers with a clean kitchen towel to keep them from drying.

I love the photos. :D These sound amazing!
lomeinhu (author)  jessyratfink2 years ago
Thanks! I'm glad you like them.
zieak2 years ago
Nice recipe. I hope to have my wife post her recipe some time - there are some slight differences. She learned it while living in Shanghai and I might be biased, but they are the best I have ever had!
lomeinhu (author)  zieak2 years ago
I'd love to see the recipe! There can never be enough gyoza recipes.