10 Unique Ways to Use Dumpling Wrappers
If you've ever made dumplings, you may have some extra wrappers sitting in the back of your fridge (or even your freezer, since they can be wrapped tightly and stored indefinitely). But that doesn't mean you need to wait until your next hankering for potstickers to use them. Believe it or not, you'll be hard-pressed to find another ingredient as infinitely adaptable. They can take the place of pasta, chips, or even taco shells, and be used to encase pretty much anything that needs wrapping, from Indian samosas to Italian ravioli.
Chicken Wonton Tacos
What a clever take on tacos! The standard crunchy corn shell gets replaced with folded, baked wonton wrappers, for a fun, bite-sized addition to taco night.
Easy Butternut Squash Ravioli
There's no need to go through all of the trouble of rolling out sheets of pasta dough. All you have to do is set down a dumpling wrapper, dollop on a spoonful of creamy, sage-scented butternut squash filling, sandwich with another wrapper and voila; instant and elegant ravioli!
We adore the pillowy Polish dumplings known as pierogi, but tend to only order them at restaurants, or buy them frozen at the store. Thanks to this shortcut recipe, we're excited to be able to make pierogis any day and at any time. Just pinch the wrappers around the cheese-whipped mashed potatoes, flavored with rendered bacon.
Treat yourself to a culinary trip around the world, courtesy of a humble pack of wonton wrappers. They're perfect for forming Indian samosas, golden envelopes of curried potatoes and peas.
Give your standard salsa, meat, and cheese nachos an upgrade, with this lively ahi tuna-topped version. The recipe uses crunchy triangles of deep-fried wonton "chips" as a base.
Wonton Egg Cups
Tired of toast? Shake up your morning routine with these grab-and-go breakfast cups, which feature fluted, baked wonton wrappers cradling eggs, sausage, and tangy Manchego cheese.
Apple Pie Bites
Don't have the energy to bake an entire, double-crust pie? Instead of fumbling with crust, bundle bits of apple filling inside individual wrappers for a contemporary take on the all-American dessert that's ready in just 15 minutes.
Grilled Wonton Chicken Salad
Eating salad won't feel like a chore when you top it with teriyaki-glazed chicken, mandarin oranges, sliced almonds, and crispy fried wonton strips.
Korean Mandu (Egg Roll)
Keep a pack of wonton skins handy, and you'll not only be ready to whip up a bunch of dumplings at a moment's notice, but a batch of egg rolls as well! The little sheets form double duty, as a wrapper folded around a savory mix of pork, cabbage, and sesame oil.
This savory spin on cupcakes uses wonton wrappers as the base, before loading each up with ground beef, pasta sauce, and a trio of cheeses. "They baked up beautifully, are cheesy, moist, and tasty, and excellent for portion control," says reviewer lutzflcat.