Guotie (Chinese Pot Stickers)
Ok, so it is time for another home made delicacy. Guotie, or Chinese pot stickers, is something that I make now and then. It is basically a fried Gyoza (Yaki Gyoza) with a filling made out of minced pork, spring onions, ginger and sesame oil.
Start of with mixing the pork with about 1/2 cup of water so that you get a sticky dough. Add chopped spring onions, ginger, sesame oil and some additional seasoning (soy sauce, salt, garlic or whatever you prefer). Take a wrapper, add about 1 tsp of filling and fold using a technique where one side stays flat (youtube: “folding gyoza” or “pot stickers”). Heat a non-stick pan with peanut oil, add the dumplings, fry for about 1 minute. Add water so that about 1/3 of the dumpling is covered, steam under lid for about 6 minutes. Remove lid and fry for another 1 minute. The fry-steam-fry procedure makes one side crisp and the other side soft.
Serve with a dip sauce of your choice, I use sweet black vinegar. Enjoy bitches!