If you think that pre-made Asian dumpling wrappers are for potstickers only, you are missing out. Sure, they are perfect for making a traditional Chinese-style dumpling but did you know that you use them in all kinds of other cool ways?
You can deep fry them up for a quick, crispy treat, or they are also a perfect cheat for stuffed pasta, or they can be baked with either sweet or savoury spices for a quick, last minute crisp to use on a cheese tray or as a dessert. We will talk about lots of fun ways to use them and then we will get into the kitchen for the hands-on portion of the class.
Join multi-talented cook, stylist and food blogger Carole Nelson Brown of The Yum Yum Factor as she guides you through a bunch of fast, tasty & clever dumpling wrapper recipes:
Pork Dumplings in Mushroom Broth
Chinese pork, cabbage & scallion dumplings served in a light, gingery mushroom broth
Cacio e Pepe Ravioli with Brown Butter
Italian ravioli filled with ricotta, pecorino cheese and lots of freshly cracked black pepper, served with a bit of browned butter.
Crispy Wonton Crackers with Za’atar and Cardamom Sugar Crisps
Light, crispy chips made with wonton wrappers – a savoury one perfect for dips, and a sweet sweet to eat with ice cream!
Fried Edamame Dumplings with Spicy Garlic Togarashi Oil
Deep fried dumplings filled with wasabi, edamame and garlic oil that gets some heat from Togorashi, a spicy, Japanese spice blend.
Red Pepper Arugula Feta Mini Quiche
Crispy wonton wrapper crusts, baked in muffin tins, make perfect mini-quiche crusts.
Everyone gets a chance to cook, to taste all of the dishes and you will leave with the recipes for everything we have made.
Carole Nelson Brown‘s passions for food and her family —although not necessarily in that order — are legendary. From her love of blogging in The Yum Yum Factor, including showcasing delicious and unique ethnic and everyday recipes as well as reviewing local restaurants and other exciting edible happenings in Toronto and beyond, teaching cooking classes, completing a personal challenge of never repeating the same recipe twice for a full year (which proved easier said than done!) to developing recipes for brands, Carole has found her niche in the food world by drawing on her vast travel experience and food knowledge for inspiration as well as the daily ups and downs of her life for humour.
Every week, The Depanneur invites TO’s best culinary talents to lead fun, hands-on workshops.