Gyoza are Japanese potstickers. Potstickers are of Chinese decent and they caught on and renamed Gyoza by the Japanese. I LOVE Gyoza. They are yummy. So are Potstickers. I almost always have some on hand. I haven't made them in a lot of years. Like lots of years. So last time I was at T&T Supermarket I picked up some wonton wrappers.
I find this the easiest way to make Gyoza. They are quite time consuming so this cuts it back quite a bit. You can make your own dough if you want, and if you do, you are amazing. I like short cuts.
I just used whatever ingredients I had in my fridge, which always is very Asian type ingredients anyways so that worked out. I have everything I needed and more.
3/4 nappa cabbage, chopped finely
2 portobello mushrooms, chopped finely
1/2 onion, chopped finely
3 green onions, chopped
2 tbsp soy sauce
3 tbsp mirin
1 tsp cornstarch with water
2 tbsp sesame oil
1. Heat about 1 tbsp oil in wok and pan fry onions until fragrant.
2. Add cabbage, mushrooms, and green onion. Fry for 3 minutes.
3. Add remaining ingredients, except the cornstarch. Cook for 2 minutes.
4. Pour in cornstarch mixture and cook until sauce thickens.
5. Have a small bowl with cold water handy. Fill each wrapper with about 1 tbsp of mixture, a bit more if you can fit it. Dip your finger in the cold water and run around the edges of the wrapper, this will keep it closed. Fold the wrapper however you want and seal the edges by pressing them together.
I brought 2 of the opposite sides together and pressed then did the same for the other 2. There many different ways to fold them. The traditional way is more time consuming and I was hungry so I cheated a bit. Only because I was only making a dozen or so for the next couple days. Next time I'll make em proper. Check out this step by step tutorial on how to make Gyoza traditionally, or cute as she says.
Mmmmmmmmmmmmm!!! YUMMY. This made about 17 I think. I froze the rest of the wrappers and I'm going to buy more and make a whole load of them to put in my freezer. I should make a day out of it. Make some ravioli too. OR some dessert gyoza too. Ooooh good idea!
Give them a try people!
Tonight I've got a good fall recipe to try out. Well I don't have the recipe, I'm going to make it up tonight but I have an idea on the ingredients I will use. I'm going to make Corn Chowder....wait for it.......................in a BREAD BOWL! BOOM!!!
And then I ate the bowl! LOL