Vegan Impossible Potsticker (Gyoza) Dumplings
When shopping at Costco, I found a big bag of impossible burger patties in the freezer section. We have a few vegetarians in our life, so I bought them to keep on hand for when we have them over. Well, it turns out OUR vegetarians are not looking for anything so similar to meat, so we decided to eat them ourselves.
While the impossible patties do make pretty good burgers, we decided to do something a little more creative.
We made pork dumplings last week, and we had some left-over wrappers, so here we are. Vegan gyoza for the win!
Here's what you will need:
4 patties / 1lb impossible
4 - 6 cloves garlic minced
1 Tbsp grated ginger
1 cups Napa cabbage finely chopped
1/4 tsp wht. Pepper
1 tsp. Salt kosher
1/2 tsp sugar
1 tsp sesame oil
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1/2 tsp msg
1 tsp mushroom powder
basically you will just combine everything in a big bowl. Then you spoon it into wrappers, fold them and then cook the up!
There's a few options for cooking dumplings.
You can steam them in bamboo steamers. You can pan fry and steam them in the traditional way (This is what we usually do.) Or you can cook them in the air fryer.
For the air fryer, first we sprayed them with some avocado oil and then cooked them for 13 minutes at 350 degrees. They were cooked through and crispy!
To cook them how we usually do, you will heat up some high-heat oil in a frying pan. We used avocado oil, but peanut oil is the traditional choice.
Once your oil and pan are hot, place your dumplings in the pan and bring the heat down to medium / simmer. Let the dumplings cook a few minutes until the bottoms are browned. We usually turn them over to be sure the middles are cooked all the way.
Once you've got the bottoms browned, add a little water into the pan and cover it. The water will likely splash a bit as it hits the hot oil, so be prepared for that. Let the dumplings steam until the wrappers are white and translucent.
Remove from heat, and eat!
Gyoza dipping sauce is really easy to make too. You combine soy sauce, a splash of sesame oil, a few dashes of worchestershire sauce - but if you want to keep it completely vegan, use rice vinegar instead.