Fit Food – Sweet Potato Gyoza Recipe

This recipe was created by Jan Cron for our Fit Food Japanese flavours cookery class, gyoza are dumplings wrapped in  a thin dough, they typically contain ground pork, however Jan has created a  delicious vegan version using sweet potaoes s the mian filling.

Ingredients – makes 20

·      1 sweet potato, baked in the oven whole for 25 minutes, chilled

·      4 spring onions, thinly slice

·      1 tsp of sea salt

·      3cm grated ginger

·      ½ of white cabbage

·      Handful of chopped coriander

·      Zest of 1 lime

·      2 Tbsp light soy sauce

·      1 packet gyoza wrappers

·      splash of oil, for frying

·      soy sauce for dipping.


  • Shred the cabbage with a sharp knife, place in a bowl with sea salt and work it hard with your hands until softer
  • Scrape the sweet potato pulp and discard the skin
  • Mix sweet potato, spring onion, coriander, zest and ginger and correct the seasoning


Now to assemble to dumplings
  • Lay the wrappers out on the bench top. Place a heaped teaspoon into the centre of each. With a glass of water next to you, use your finger to wet the rim then fold over and seal closed.
  • To cook:
  • Heat your oil in a heavy based pan with a lid. If you don’t have a lid you can improvise by using tin foil.
  • Lay the dumplings into the pan and cook for a minute or two, until the base is golden. Now pour in a decent splash of water. Pop the lid on top and let them steam for about 2 minutes. Remove the lid and let the rest of the water evaporate.
  • Now they are ready!
  • Serve with a bowl of soy sauce to dip

During the class we also made Almond Chicken Katsu with Red Rice – click here to see the recipe and Quinoa Sushi – click here to see the recipe

Jan Cron – Kitchen Maverick

Has spent a lifetime learning the best cooking techniques and perfecting flavours, if 70% of being healthy is what you eat and 30% exercise then we need to concentrate on getting the best balance of tasty food into our bodies. He’s gone back to school to learn about nutrition, to research relevant, irrelevant and utterly absurd diets, so you don’t have to.

Fit Food Classes  – click here for details

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