Japanese Pork Dumplings
Learn how to make your own delicious Japanese pork gyoza from scratch! These addictive dumplings are filled with seasoned ground pork and spring onions and wrapped in a thin dough. I've got a few secret tips for frying them to crispy perfection too!
Pan Fried Gyoza
what you'll need:
» pork mince
» spring onion (finely diced)
» ginger (grated)
» garlic (grated)
» soy sauce
» oyster sauce
» sesame oil (or lard)
» gyoza wrappers
Take a large mixing bowl and add the pork, spring onion, ginger, garlic, salt, sugar, soy sauce, oyster sauce and black pepper. Knead by hand until evenly mixed.
Add water a little at a time and knead again. This will make the filling more juicy.
Add chives & lard
Add finely chopped chives and lard (or sesame oil) and knead once more.
If you have time, rest the mixture in the fridge for 30 minutes. (This step is optional.)
Place a gyoza wrapper on your palm and add about 1 tbsp of filling in the centre. Spread it out but leave a thick border.
Wet the top half of the border of the gyoza with cold water. (Keep a small bowl of water nearby for convenience.)
Pinch the corner to seal and start the pleat.
Make pleats on the top half of the wrapper. (The underneath should stay flat.) Repeat until the gyoza is sealed completely.
Heat a pan on medium and add oil. Place the gyoza in the pan, leave a little bit of space between each one.
Once the bottom starts to brown, pour a slurry made of flour mixed with cold water around the gyoza and place the lid on top.
Steam for a few minutes, check the bottom of the gyoza every minute or so. Once the slurry starts to brown, remove the lid and allow the excess liquid to evaporate.
Once the liquid from the slurry has evaporated, drizzle the gyoza with sesame oil.
Flip onto a plate (or divide into individual portions) and enjoy with dipping sauce. (See in post for sauce recipe!)
FULL RECIPE »
See the full post for more information plus how to make your own easy
1-minute gyoza dipping sauce!
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