Thursday, September 3, 2009

Pizza Wontons

I made some gyoza but ran out of the filling and had some leftover skins. So I tried making pizza wontons, just some mozzarella cheese and pizza sauce. They were actually pretty good!
My only gripe is that they get so puffy that it can cause the skin to break and the sauce and/or cheese oozes out causing the oil to start popping. So next time I might just bake it.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Kakiage (Mixed Tempura)

Kakiage is my go-to substitution for tempura. Regular tempura is usually too much work for me so I make kakiage instead. Kakiage is basically mixed tempura. All the ingredients are combined with the tempura batter and deep fried. Today's kakiage: gobo (burdock roots), carrots, onions, and a little shiso (Japanese perilla leaves, aka Japanese Mint or Basil) with a little tempura sauce poured on top.

Gourmet Rice Krispy Treats

Good ol' rice krispy treats with some add-ins: a little granola, sunflower seeds, and dried cranberries. The seeds didn't go as well as I had imagined but the dried cranberries added a nice tartness and flavor and was quite good.