If there is one thing in our house that have been a huge favourite then Japanese Dumplings are it. They are a great standby lunch or dinner or in my husbands case snack. They freeze beautifully.
you will need the following ingredients –
400g pork mince
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
3cm piece of ginger, grated
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
1 chilli, chopped
6 spring onions, chopped
1 packet of gow gee wrappers
glass of water
1. Place mince, onions, chilli, sesame oil, soy sauce, oyster sauce and garlic in a bowl. Stir to combine.
2. Place wrappers on a cutting board or work surface.
3. Spoon 1 teaspoon of mince mixture on 1 half of the wrapper. Brush edges with cold water. Fold remaining wrapper halves over to enclose filling. Press edges together to seal.
~ Heat 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil in a large fry pan over a high heat. Place about 10 dumplings in the pan and cook for 1 to 2 minutes until the bases are browned. Add 1/2 cup hot water and cover with the lid. Cook for 5 to 7 minutes adding more water if necessary. Remove from heat. Uncover, stand for 1 minute or until dumplings come away from the pan easily. Repeat this process with the remaining ingredients.
I make mine up and then put them into the freezer on the tray and let them set, once frozen I bag them up into zip bags in bunches of 10. They can be cooked from frozen, it is the same cooking time.
Service with your favourite dipping sauce.