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Leftover Wonton Wrappers

daynasch Jul 16, 2013 09:40 AM

I used wonton wrapper in a stirfry recipes but I have half of the package left over. Can I freeze them? Can I used thin in a recipe other than making wontons or eggrolls (too labor intensive, don't have time to dedicate)

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  1. greygarious RE: daynasch Jul 16, 2013 09:57 AM

    You can use them to make individual "lasagne" with the standard Italian components, or something like creamed vegetables with chicken or seafood, topped with a cream or cheese sauce before bakinng. Make a bunch of stacks in the same lasagna pan or another pan suitable to the volume you are making.

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      thimes RE: greygarious Jul 16, 2013 10:54 AM

      I agree that you can use them for lasagne or ravioli or any kind of pasta **IF** they are an egg based wonton wrapper. There are some varieties of what people would call "wonton wrappers" that are mainly starch based and they don't work as well as a pasta substitute.

      So I'd look at the ingredients and make sure they are egg based wrappers.

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        juliejulez RE: greygarious Jul 16, 2013 01:37 PM

        I've had my eye on these for awhile: http://theitaliandishblog.com/importe...

      2. hill food RE: daynasch Jul 16, 2013 10:16 AM

        press edible flowers within those sheets and cast them adrift in a tureen of tepid broth fragranced by ginger and scallion

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          hotoynoodle RE: hill food Jul 16, 2013 10:19 AM

          this sounds so zen and lovely. :)

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            greygarious RE: hill food Jul 16, 2013 11:50 AM

            That reminds me of seeing Jacques Pepin wetting them, putting leaves of basil or sage in between two, then using a rolling pin to get them thin, the size of a paper towel. These were simmered gently, then laid atop a seafood stew.

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              hill food RE: greygarious Jul 16, 2013 02:23 PM

              oh I am trying this soon, I'll be house/dog sitting not far from a brilliant Asian grocery that does bulk fresh herbs etc..

          2. hotoynoodle RE: daynasch Jul 16, 2013 10:19 AM

            they do freeze, but not forever.

            you can cut them into strips and fry to use on top of salads or stir-fry, or cook them briefly in broth for soup.

            1. CarrieWas218 RE: daynasch Jul 16, 2013 10:21 AM

              You can slice them into thirds and pan-fry them. Then layer them on a plate, drizzled with honey and sprinkled with powdered sugar... GREAT immediate dessert!

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                Phoebe RE: daynasch Jul 16, 2013 10:21 AM

                Yes, you can freeze them. Just make sure you wrap them tightly. The wrappers are great for making ravioli. Fill them with the filling of your choice. I like to use goat cheese, some fresh herbs and chopped spinach. Cut them with a small biscuit cutter.... and you have quick and easy meal.

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                  letsindulge RE: Phoebe Jul 16, 2013 10:33 AM

                  +1 on the ravioli.

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                    hotoynoodle RE: letsindulge Jul 16, 2013 10:48 AM

                    if op doesn't want to make wontons because they are too fiddly, how does ravioli help?

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                      Phoebe RE: hotoynoodle Jul 16, 2013 11:15 AM

                      For me... I can bang out quite a few raviolis in no time. Throw some goat cheese in a bowl, add some herbs and mix with a fork. Lay out wrappers 6 at a time, and fill them "assembly style". Heat a sauce. You're done.

                      The wrappers can also used to make shumai.

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                        hotoynoodle RE: Phoebe Jul 16, 2013 11:58 AM

                        am nimble myself with various types of wrappers, but didn't think that would appeal to the op ??

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                  pine time RE: daynasch Jul 16, 2013 11:52 AM

                  I use them for samosas--great shortcut.

                  And yes, I do freeze the leftover unused wontons, maybe up to a couple of months.

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                    ePressureCooker RE: daynasch Jul 16, 2013 11:58 AM

                    Yes, you can freeze them. Do it all the time. If you don't want to do wontons or eggrolls I'm going to assume you won't want to use them to make ravioli/tortellini, either.

                    In that case, I would say cut them into thin slices and fry them, and use them as a crunchy topping on top of a fruit dessert or say for tortilla soup. Or you could leave them whole, fry them, and then use them as mini tostadas or appetizers. If you don't want to fry, you could just cut them up and use them as noodles of some sort in soup.

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                      hotoynoodle RE: ePressureCooker Jul 16, 2013 12:00 PM

                      they can also be pressed into muffin tins and baked as little shells for stuff like shrimp salad.

                    2. mrbigshotno.1 RE: daynasch Jul 16, 2013 07:32 PM

                      You can cut them or leave them whole and boil them like any other fresh pasta.

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                        sharhamm RE: daynasch Jul 17, 2013 04:56 AM

                        This recipe looked good. I might drizzle some honey over the top.

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