urning the Chinese takeout leftovers into these delicious dumplings to be enjoyed and enhanced with a tangy dipping sauce is a simple feat. We set up stations at the kitchen island, blended the leftovers in a small food processor, and stuffed the wrappers all while watching re-runs of Criminal Minds on Netflix. Delicious as an appetizer or light lunch.
As seen in: Bringing New Life to Chinese Takeout Leftovers
Chinese Leftover Dumplings
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Bring a large pot of water to boil
Stuff the dumplings! To do this, dip the edges of a dumpling wrapper in water and hold the wrapper in your palm. Spoon about one tablespoon of the blended leftovers into the center of the wrapper and then fold into a half-moon. Press the edges firmly to seal and then place on a clean cutting board or baking sheet to rest while you repeat the process with the other dumplings.
Add the dumplings, one by one, to the now boiling water in batches of eight. Allow to cook for about 3 to 4 minutes, or until the dumplings float. If they come apart, you didn't seal them well enough and will want to ensure the rest of your uncooked dumplings are sealed correctly.
While your last batch of dumplings is cooking, mix together the ingredients for the sauce into a small dipping bowl. Beware, if you taste the sauce beforehand it may taste too sour but that sourness will be mitigated by the saltiness of the filling in your dumplings.