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Friday, January 15, 2010

winging it


What do you do when you have a few wonton wrappers and some random vegetables sitting around that need to be used up? Vegetable gyoza comes to the rescue. Now before you get all up in a tizzy and correct me in my culinariousness I am going to concede that true gyoza are made from a different dough than a wonton skin but these are pinched in the gyoza way thus they are gyoza - so there.



The filling is a little bit of this and that like carrots and ginger and spinach, green onion and a tiny bit of celery all mixed with a little cornstarch to bind and creased into the skins then fried until golden.



I made a little dipping sauce out of siracha chile sauce, soy sauce and rice wine vinegar and served up the quickest and tastiest lunch you could want and as far as I am concerned these are gyoza but if you want to make the real ones here is a gyoza recipe.

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36 comments:

The Blonde Duck said...

How neat!

Angie's Recipes said...

They look delicious and beautifully pleated.

Christina said...

Wow, they look authentic! Mine always look like somebody made them with their eyes closed! :P

Marjie said...

Since you made it, you can call it anything you want! Sounds like a great item to me!

The Diva on a Diet said...

You sure know how to make the odds and ends look pretty. They're gorgeous, doggy, and yummy too - I'm sure!

Dawn said...

oh yes, I love veggie dumplings. you know I have on my list to make crab (real stuff) rangoons. ever made those?

Mo Diva said...

mmmm... gyoza! love love love the way those sound right now!

A Year on the Grill said...

leftover recipes are terrific!

and I really love the presentation

♥peachkins♥ said...

I could almost smell the ginger soy sauce!

buffalodick said...

i know I couldn't stop eating them- nicely done!

Jenn said...

I always save the gyoza for last whenever I order a bento box from a Japanese restaurant. It like my pre-dessert treat.

teresa said...

i LOVE these! they turned out beautiful too!

Cynthia said...

I swear, I wanna have your cooking energy!

Janice said...

These look great, I love dumplings

5 Star Foodie said...

A great use of leftover veggies!

KennyT said...

Christo, they are wrapped beautifully!!

Donna-FFW said...

Love the sound of the filling. Could also be a great superbowl munchie!

Jill said...

You plated really beautifully...

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

You do have a flair for presentation, even when you're "winging it."

Table Talk said...

Siracha sure does add a lot to almost anything~love it on the sauce here!

Chow and Chatter said...

oh wow what a yummy snack can i have one and thanks so much for your sweet comment on my bread Rebecca

Anonymous said...

Looks awesome. I have'nt heard of Gyoza before...but your improvisation looks so goooood !

nycbakerholic.

Just telling it like it is said...

Oh how I love the wonton

My Carolina Kitchen said...

These are darling. Very healthy too. You're the left-over guru with these.
Sam

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

These look perfect and so very delicious!

Carrie™ said...

AWESOME! These look and sound out of this world.

snowelf said...

I think I need to start asking you for help with the random ingredients I have around the house and never know what to do with. You are such a food genius!!

--snow

Nutmeg Nanny said...

Delicious delicious delicious! I wish I had a few waiting for me in my kitchen...yum!

Diana H said...

You titled this winging it, so the whole way of reading I kept thinking where's the chicken. Then I had to read the title again because I was sure it had something to do with chicken.

Looks delicious, even without the chicken.

Sweet and Savory said...

Aren't wontons great, how they can pretend to be something else and pull it off. You sure did it here. I love your choice of ingredients for the dipping sauce.

biz319 said...

I love using wonton wrappers - so much easier than from scratch and you get perfect results every time.

And a great way to use up leftovers!

Katie said...

Yum! I've yet to even make ravioli out of wonton wrappers... I'll add this to my list!

theUngourmet said...

I love these! My son discovered egg rolls recently and he loves them. I'd bet he would like these too! The dipping sauce sounds spicy and delicious also!!

Tanya Kristine said...

i love gyoza. trader joes makes a good one that takes less time but probably not as fun. unless you're naked.

Jamie said...

Mmmmm wow! Delicious!

Chef Fresco said...

These look delicious! Creative!

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