Nutella-Banana wontons

Quick Look_______________



This is an easy desert snack and another way you can get rid of over-ripe bananas. Nutella is a chocolate hazelnut spread and it turn warm and gooey in this fried wonton. It's like those sweet nutella crepes you see on Telegraph, but crunchier! You can make this with your small group and it'd be something fun to do after Bible studies!

  • Prep time: 10-15 minutes
  • Cook time: 10-30 minutes
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Labor Intensity: Could do by yourself, more fun to work with a few others.
  • 30 servings, adjust by 1.5x if your group tends to eat multiple servings.

Ingredients_______________

  • 1-2 jar(s) of Nutella [in the peanut butter section of safeway for about $4]
  • Wonton skins [about $2 at safeway] - get about 60-90 skins
  • 1 bunch ripe bananas [about $2 at safeway]
  • 1 egg
  • vegetable oil
  • Powdered sugar [optional]
  • Total: about $8.00

Directions_______________

  • Cut the bananas into 1/2 inch coins.
  • Crack and mix an egg in a bowl.
  • Pour 1 inch of oil in a pan/pot and place on medium heat.
  • Spoon a little nutella and a banana slice into the center of a wonton skin.
  • Brush egg on the edge of the wonton.
  • Fold the wonton diagonally and pinch edges to seal it tightly.
  • Fry wonton until it turns light brown. You may need to flip over if not submerged
  • Remove from oil and sprinkle powdered sugar on top [optional]
  • Allow it to cool for 3-5 minutes before serving, inside may be very hot!

Tom's Tips and Tricks_______________

Don't overfill the wonton, it will burst and spill out into the oil. I would err on the side of underfilling them. You can try a few and then adjust accordingly to figure out how much is the optimal level.

Make sure the oil isn't too hot and burn the wonton. Turn down heat as necessary. Pull it out when it turns 1 shade lighter than you want. It continues to cook after you remove it from oil. If it looks the right color in oil, it will be too dark when you pull it out.

[Possible side dish] If adventurous, you can serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

These look awesome! Can you post instructions on how to make real wontons as well? Thanks for the recipes!

tomkim said...
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Anonymous said...

what if you pour chocolate syrup on top of these? Or whipped cream? Strawberry syrup?

tomkim said...

Those are all great suggestions! Thanks!

George Hu said...

Here's a healthier version:

Ingredients:
-1 pkg phyllo (filo) pastry (in frozen section at supermarkets)
-about 6 ripe bananas
-vanilla extract
-melted butter
-honey

Directions:
-Thaw frozen phyllo pastry overnight in refrigerator, or for 5 hours not in refrigerator
-Mash bananas and add about 4 tablespoons vanilla
-Cut phyllo dough into strips the short way
-spoon a small amount of the banana mash onto the end of the pastry strip
-fold a corner of the pastry strip up in a triangular fashion, then follow this pattern until the strip is folded around the banana mash to form a triangle
-seal the end with a brush of melted butter
-put triangle onto a cookie sheet lined with buttered foil
-once the sheet is filled with pastry triangles, bake at 350 degrees until golden brown, maybe about 10mins.

Directions for sauce:
-mix honey with vanilla to taste
-after pastry has been baked, drizzle with vanilla-infused honey and serve.

**note: you can do this with other fruits as well.

tomkim said...

thanks for the recipe!

tomkim said...

thanks for the recipe!

Anonymous said...

can i fill it with nutella and cream cheese?

tomkim said...

why not?