Jul 5, 2018

Make your own potato gyoza!

In one of my latest articles I told you that I am working at a Japanese kindergarten once a week and they are preparing their own food there. In the afternoon the children are always having a snack which is not always sweet, but also sometimes hearty.

One of these were potato gyoza where I could try one piece and was totally in love with it. I ended up asking one of the kitchen staff about the recipe and tried it out at home last week. The result was great, so I want to share it with you!

Make your own potato gyoza! photo 

Making the potato gyoza is quite easy, just taking a lot of time. You need some minced meat, potatoes, curry powder and the gyoza wrappers. Last one you can make yourself, but if you are living in Japan it is the easiest way to buy the ready ones at the supermarket.

  • So first, cook the potatoes and then smash them. Let them cool down a bit in a bowl.
  • Next fry the minced meat in a frying pan with some oil. If you like, you can put a little bit soy sauce and mirin inside, too.
  • Mix the smashed potatoes and the meat and add some curry powder (taste it in between so you find the right amount for yourself.  

Make your own potato gyoza! photo

When you finished the filling it is time to put it inside the gyoza wrappers. You can do it with simple folding the wrappers. I am using the gyoza former from 100 yen shop which makes it pretty easy. 

After filling all your gyoza it is time for frying. Fill your pan with oil and slowly put your gyoza one by one until they are fried gold-brown. Get them out and set them on kitchen paper to get off some of the oil.

Make your own potato gyoza! photo

FINISHED!! That's it!

Normally my husband and I eat 50 of the normal gyoza for dinner together, but because these are filled with potatoes it made us full more quickly and we needed two evenings for eating them all.

What is your favorite Gyoza filling?



German woman who made several trips to Japan, did one year Working Holiday and started living in Japan again since Oct' 2016 with Japanese husband. Loves music, cats, traveling and food.

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  • ReishiiTravels

    on Jul 5

    Those look so yummy!!!!!

  • @ReishiiTravels They definately are. Try it out if you have time ^^~

  • Candiajia1

    on Jul 5

    Looks yummy! I shall have a go at it...But a vegan version!

  • genkidesuka

    on Jul 7

    Oh man, those look so dang good...