Gyoza , potstickers , dumplings

whatever you call them.. 

More inspiration in this nasty weather .. And being inspired this time by my blogger pal over at http://foodisthebestshitever.com

Who made something he had never made before.. 

I decided on these.. And have decided to dedicate them to my good pal Paul Ramsay.. 

Why the dedication? Cause I remember he loves them! 

Lots of ‘research’ with the google gods showed many ways.. So by recalling various parts of the research and after a small meditation to unravel my new learnings .. This is what happened..

First some finely chopped chives.. 

 

Then adding fish sauce, Japanese soy sauce ( it has an extra flavour profile). A little sugar, white pepper and some garlic and ginger paste.. 

 

Then the ground meat.. Gone for a pork and beef mix.. 

 

Left to meld together in the magic oven.. 

Then the wrappers.. Bought from the Chinese superstore .. Defrosted.. 

And a delicate operation of filling meets wrapper meets pinching.. 

 Hard to take a shot when doing it.. Yet in true Run DMC fashion .. 

It goes a little something like this… 

Filling in middle yet not as a dollop .. Water round the edge of the wrapper.. 

Pinch the middle bits together first.. 

Then pinch it all together squeezing the air out .. Finally squishing them down to make the bottom part.. 

I hope that all makes sense! ?

Now to boil or fry? 

Going for both.. 

 

The boil pretty easy as they just float to the top when ready… Lost a couple yet hey this is the first time out right? 

For the fry ( the pot stickers).. Fried in oil then water thrown in till evaporated .. Was unsure about this for the water meets hot oil = FIRE!! So took the oil out first..   

 
Served up with sweet chilli sauce.. And a store bought very good dumpling sauce.. ( and ketchup for Patrick my godson.. I also remember when ketchup went with everything!)..

 

The verdict? 

Well some hair fixing required by Pat.. 

 And then.. 

 

Patrick decided the potstickers were best.. Me and Mrs Fitz preferred the boiled version.. Maybe next time a steam.. In the bamboo thingy I now I have put somewhere safe.. Ahem.. 

Oh and then more hair fixins…

 
And some ice cream for pudding … 

Am pleased we made these.. Will never buy em frozen again! 

  
  

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16 replies

  1. What a coincidence! Junior Deerslayer was just looking for a good potsticker recipe. Yours are lovely. We just happen to have a freezer full of ground wild pork. Yay!

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  2. Awesome! I just love gyoza and have never thought of making them myself! You have inspired me for sure! 🙂

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  3. These look so yummy. I never even thought of boiling them, but not a bad idea at all.

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  4. Delicious – I had an Indian version of them recently, they were amazing, too! Ahh, the possibilities …

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  5. Good looking kid and good looking potstickers. These are perfect treat for this week’s FF. Happy FF, Fritz and enjoy your weekend. 🙂

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  6. You just reminded me I have some frozen wrappers. Who knows what’s happened to them; I bought them so long ago. I blame it on the Chinese restaurant 2 minutes away. They have some awesome wontons and dumplings. Your godson is adorable. That hair, how does he keep it up? Gel, I guess?

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  7. Great pictures, and I like the healthy way of boiling the dumplings 🙂

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  8. They look perfect to me. Of course a couple of shots and everything is perfect to me. 🙂

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