Tuesday, July 29, 2008

A Sheet of Envelopes

Sheet of Envelopes

I had leftover chicken in my fridge from last week's Balsamic Chicken. I hate throwing food away but knew it was inevitable since it's a busy week. Then, brilliance struck- make ravioli and put them in the freezer for an instant treat!

I made Tart Chicken Purses in June and they were a big hit. This batch has the same filling, with an extra layer of flavor from the balsamic vinaigrette on the chicken.

I used square wrappers instead of round, and after the first one it was clear the purse shape wouldn't work. After some monkeying and a few funky raviolis (which are still good, just not as pretty :-) I settled on this envelope shape.

How to fold Envelopes

1. Place a tiny amount of filling in the center of a wrapper. Careful, or filling will spill out the sides. Dip your finger in a bowl of water and dampen two sides of the wrapper. Fold the wrapper in half; starting around the filling press to seal and remove all the air.

Envelopes 1

With a damp finger, fold the right and left corners and press to seal.

Envelopes Step 2

Dampen the center and fold down the top half (like an envelope) and press to seal.

Envelopes Step 3

Repeat with the remaining wrappers. A package of wonton wrappers contains about 48; a few might tear and that's ok, but you should end with somewhere around that amount.

I froze them flat and then bagged them; I'll have to wait to see how this shape cooks. I hypothesize that they will be good but not quite as good as the purses; circular wrappers might be the way to go. Stay tuned!

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY NH!!!! xoxoxoxoxo

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5 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

Those envelopes are so cute!! :0D

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO NH!!!

Erica said...

You are so creative! I wish I had half of your creativity! Happy birthday to your husband!

mkparides said...

what great way to fold ravioli! They looked terrific.

Tom Aarons said...

What a wonderful way to say happy birthday!

Tom Aarons said...

What a wonderful way to say happy birthday!