Jalapeno Popper Dumplings have stolen my heart.
And my tummy.
You’re so gonna love these.
These are so good and so, so easy. They will impress your dinner guests, your coworkers, your friends, or whoever the hell you feed.
If you don’t know the joy of working with wonton skins, you’re sooo missing out.
They’re pliable, versatile, and literally a little square blank canvas. I made these with a batch of jalapeno poppers I made (I made too many).
For whatever reason, the bacon on these decided to be a whiny ass little bitch. BUT, I’m glad because I bagged them up and threw them in the fridge instead of serving them to whoever was here or taking them to work.
When I decided to make these, I imagined throwing the poppers in the food processor, wrapping them up in wonton skins and frying them. It worked like a damn charm.
So, here’s how you put them together. Make your poppers and let them cool; preferably in the fridge for a few hours.
Using one wrapper at a time line them with water, which is the glue to bind the wrapper together using your finger (please wash your hands first), and put a teaspoon of popper filling in the very center.
Fold them up like little stars. Here’s a link to show your how to shape them a few different ways.
I like the four pointed star technique – it’s easy. If I can do it, you can do it.
You bring each side up, two at a time, and press to seal all edges.
See how cute these are??
What makes these beautiful things so unique is the Cilantro Mango dipping sauce. It’s absurd, and I didn’t know how it would turn out because I was playing with different flavors, but Good Lord – just insanely delicious. This is cilantro, mango, jalapeno, and some other things.
It works so perfectly with the wontons.
Watch me make them…
This is my new favorite appetizer.
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