Saturday, June 2, 2012

Cheese Gyoza (Potstickers?)

I'm not a cook, I don't really like cooking, but I do it out of necessity and to save money...we gotta eat and  restaurants every night would be out of our cook :) 
Every so often I come up with an idea for something grand, and then I cook it quite a bit till we're sick of it. Right now it's these DELICIOUS cheese gyoza!

1. Buy some gyoza wrappers (I think wanton wrappers will work too!)
Cut your cheese into little squares, not too thick.

2. Place cheese in center of wrapper, fold over edges...

3. Fold over open edges to surround the cheese (you really don't want any open edges)...

4. Prepare all your pieces before you start frying... they fry up pretty quick...

5. Heat up about 1/2 inch of oil in your pan...I used olive oil, but grapeseed would work too, or any oil. Heat should be around low medium...I let mine get too hot, when the oil starts to smoke, it's too hot...

6. Fry on one side (I put folded sides down first, to seal them), until light gold and bubbly, then turn over 
(I find cooking chopsticks work best for this)

7. Remove to plate ... I put a paper towel to absorb excess oil, but there wasn't much extra oil..
8. Eat and enjoy!

Gyoza wrappers can be filled with chocolate chips (below), anko (sweet bean paste) and probably a lot of other things I haven't thought about. Nice for a snack, side-dish or party appetizers!

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