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Sake and Snack Pairing: Easy Pan-Fried Dumplings

No need to wrap them! Quick and easy, delicious gyoza dumplings!

Pan-fried dumplings, also known as yaki-gyoza is a well-known specialty of Tochigi Prefecture. But you can easily make them as snacks from the comfort of your home and without wrapping them one by one. This dish is also perfect for welcoming guests!

Ingredients (2 Servings)

100g of ground pork
150g of cabbage
20g of chives
(A) 1 tablespoon of oyster sauce
(A) 1 tablespoon of sesame oil
(A) 1 teaspoon of chicken stock
(A) 1 teaspoon of grated ginger
(A) 1 teaspoon of grated garlic
16 gyoza dumpling skins
A little water (which will act as glue)
3 tablespoons of sesame oil
30g of pizza cheese
50ml of water
1 tablespoon of soy sauce
A dash of chili oil

How to Make: Steps

Step 1:

Chop cabbage and chives, place in a heatproof bowl and heat in a microwave oven at 600W for 2 minutes without covering.

Step 2:

Add ground pork and (A) to (Step 1) and mix well.

Step 3:

Put sesame oil in an unheated frying pan, arrange gyoza dumpling skins in a circular pattern, and put half of the ingredients from (Step 2) in the center. Top with pizza cheese and add on the remaining ingredients. Spread water along the edges of the dumpling skin, then lay the remaining dumpling skins on top, pressing down on the edges with your fingers, and then heat over medium heat.

Step 4:

When the underside of the dumpling skin is browned, add water, cover with a lid, and steam the dumplings, turning them halfway through cooking. Finally, remove the lid and allow rest of the water to evaporate! Once cooked, plate up the dumplings and serve in anyway you find easiest to eat! Enjoy with some soy sauce and chili oil.

Tip: To prevent any burning, the pan should be unheated when arranging the gyoza skins and ingredients!

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