Quick and Easy Gyoza Recipe That Won't Break the Bank

All Things Mandy
by All Things Mandy

I am embarking on a culinary adventure as I attempt to follow a gyoza recipe.

These Japanese dumplings, filled with a tantalizing mixture of ground pork, cabbage, and savory seasonings, are sure to impress your taste buds.

Follow this step-by-step tutorial to create your own batch of crispy, succulent gyoza that will have everyone at your table asking for more.


1. Gather your ingredients

I didn’t have enough won-ton wrappers, so I cut the recipe in half. If you want to make a larger portion, simply double my measurements.

To start your gyoza-making journey, assemble the following ingredients: ½ pound ground pork (or turkey). The recipe called for Turkey, but I used pork because that’s what I had at home. You will also need 1 cup shredded cabbage, 1 clove chopped garlic, ½ cup chopped scallions, 1 ½ teaspoons soy sauce, 1 ½ teaspoons sesame oil, ½ teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon pepper, and wonton or potsticker wrappers.

Preparing filling

2. Prepare the filling

In a mixing bowl, combine the ground pork, shredded cabbage, chopped garlic, chopped scallions, soy sauce, sesame oil, salt, and pepper.

Thoroughly mix the ingredients to ensure a uniform and flavorful filling. I started mixing with a spoon, but then I realized it was more efficient to use my hand.

Filling wrappers

3. Cut and fill the wrappers

Using a glass, cut the won-ton wrappers into circles. Then spoon an even amount of the prepared filling into each wrapper. To seal the gyoza, dip your finger in water and run it along the edges of the wrapper.

Filling wrappers

Press the edges together, crimping them to form a secure seal. I had a hard time closing the circles, so I just did a few with the circle shape and I left the rest of the wontons in a square shape.

Pan-frying gyoza

4. Pan-fry the gyoza

Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and add some oil. Place the gyoza in the pan, allowing them to fry until golden brown on one side (approximately 3 minutes).

Without flipping them, add ¼ cup of water to the pan, cover it, and let the gyoza cook for an additional 3 or 4 minutes until the filling is thoroughly cooked.

Homemade gyoza

Gyoza recipe

Congratulations, you've just mastered the art of making homemade gyoza!

This is such a fantastic budget Japanese recipe. The crispiness of the golden-brown exterior combined with the succulent and flavorful filling makes these dumplings an irresistible treat.

Serve your freshly made gyoza with a side of soy sauce or your favorite dipping sauce, and watch as your creation becomes the highlight of any meal.

Enjoy the fruits of your labor and share the joy of homemade gyoza with family and friends.

What did you think of this easy, budget-friendly Japanese food? Leave me a comment to let me know.

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