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How Do You Pleat Your Dumplings?

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How Do You Pleat Your Dumplings?

soypower | May 30, 2008 02:43 AM

I've noticed there's a lot of different methods out there for wrapping and pleating gyoza/mandu/potstickers/jiaozi...I personally used the fold over then pleat method until a japanese friend showed me how to pleat just one side while sealing which resulted in a nice, crescent-shaped dumpling with a flat bottom and sides that went up to form a sort of pyramid. This method seems to work well for pan-frying, though I prefer to just fold over without pleating when doing jiaozi...I've also seen a method where only three pleats are made...so the question is, how do you pleat your dumplings?

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