This always goes over well. It's one of my all time favorite foods. Everyone loved it at our dinner party on Friday and in my family we are required to bring it to all major family dinners. Whether or not it goes with the meal is irrelevant because we're required to bring it anyway. Also, you can sneak pretty much whatever vegetables you want in there and the meat isn't really required if you're looking for a vegetarian option. Three and a half stars.
1 package won ton wrappers
1 tablespoon sesame oil
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 cups chopped cabbage
1/4 cup chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1/4 cup chopped carrot
1/2 pound ground pork
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/4 cup water
Heat sesame oil and soy sauce in a large skillet over medium high heat. Mix in cabbage, onion, garlic and carrot. Cook and stir until cabbage is limp. Mix in ground pork and egg. Cook until pork is evenly brown and egg is no longer runny. The filling can be a little bland, so salt, pepper, garlic powder, ginger, etc. to taste.
Place approximately 1 tablespoon of the cabbage and pork mixture in the center of each wrapper. Fold wrappers in half over filling, and seal edges with moistened fingers.
Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook gyoza approximately 1 minute per side, until lightly browned. Pour water into skillet and reduce heat. Cover and allow gyoza to steam until the water is gone.
Mix 1/4 cup soy sauce and 2 tablespoons rice vinegar for dipping sauce. Serve with hot rice.
Serve with: sticky rice, Korean BBQ chicken, edamame