Mr. YUM's Japanese Gyoza
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • ¼ cup chopped onion
  • 1 tbs finely grated/peeled ginger root
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • ¼ cup chopped carrot
  • 1 tbs chopped cilantro
  • 1 tbs chopped parsley
  • ½ pound ground pork
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 (10 ounce) package wonton wrappers
  • ¼ - ½ cup water
  1. First I heat a skillet over medium to high heat and add sesame oil.
  2. Next I add the onion, carrot, garlic, ginger and a little of the cilantro and parsley until fragrant.
  3. Once the onion is browned, herbs are fragrant, and the garlic and carrot are nicely mingling in the pan I remove them from the heat and set aside.
  4. I then like to add this mixture to the uncooked pork and a few more pinches of cilantro and parsley, and mush it up like whoa until thoroughly mixed. I also sprinkle a bit of salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Once you have the mixture to your liking, place the wonton wrappers out 4-6 at a time and saturate lightly with drops of water from your fingers. This is just so the wrappers are easier to pinch once you have spooned the mixture into them.
  6. That being said, spoon that dang mixture onto the wrappers and pinch all four corners together until they form small pork tent looking things.
  7. Place the pork tent dealies onto a skillet on medium heat until the bottoms are browned. Once browned, add the water, cover, reduce heat and wait until you can see the pink pork turn color to a light brown “done” pork color through the wrapper.
  8. Set onto a plate and serve after you have made your dipping sauce.
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