Friday, May 8, 2009

Edamame Hummus with Wonton Wrapper Chips

Edamame Hummus

The other night when I got home from work, I was hungry, but not in the mood for a full meal. Since most of my recent meals are some combination of freezer finds and leftovers, I decided to stick with that theme for dinner. I kind of got lucky on this one. I had exactly the amount of edamame and lemon and it was a cinch to put it together so I could get down to the business of watching Gossip Girl. I loved the smooth hummus and the wonton chips were addictive. I misread the original recipe and added the oil to the hummus instead of the wonton chips, but it worked. I may decrease the amount next time though.

I'm flying up north tomorrow to celebrate my mom. Have a fantastic weekend and Happy Mother's day to all you fabulous mothers!

Baked Wonton Chips

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Edamame Hummus with Wonton Wrapper Chips
(From Not Eating Out in NY)

Makes 1 cup of edamame and 24 wonton chips

1 cup frozen edamame
Juice of half a lemon
1 garlic clove, chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 cup water
12 square wonton wrappers, sliced in half diagonally to 24 triangles
Toasted sesame seeds (optional)
Cooking spray

To make the chips: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spay a baking sheet with cooking spray or lightly coat with oil. Place the wonton triangles in a single layer on top, and spray or brush the tops with more cooking spray or oil just so that each side is entirely moistened. Sprinkle with the optional sesame seeds if using. Bake for 5-8 minutes, or until the wonton wrappers have curled at the edges and are just lightly browned. Sprinkle with salt.

To make the edamame: Place the edamame in a steamer rack (or build a steamer by putting them inside a bowl; place the bowl inside a pot with 1-2 inches of water on the bottom and a lid to hold in the steam). Steam edamame for 8-10 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool.

Combine edamame, lemon juice, garlic, oil and a sprinkle of salt in a blender or food processor and pulse several minutes, scraping down the sides of the bowl with a spatula occasionally. Add the water to help bring it to a smoother consistency as needed — adding more or less. Taste for seasoning.

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veggie belly said...

We think alike! I made a edamame walnut ravioli with wonton wrappers last night! I love the idea of wonton chips :)

Erica said...

Sounds great! I just may make some tonight! I'm in the mood for an easy din din

Mary Bergfeld said...

This looks fabulous. Well worth trying.

anudivya said...

Those chips are baked! I love it. And the hummus is pretty neat too.

Marta said...

I've been intrigued by using edamame in cooking for a while, probably ever since I saw Good Eat's episode on soya beans. I think Alton Brown had a similar recipe to this hummus. It looks increadibly fresh and delicious. And those chips... I'm sure they'd be gone quickly in my house!

Anonymous said...

Come to think of it, wontons should totally make an awesome chip. Thanks for sharing this one.

vanillasugarblog said...

yeah I would make a meal out of this too.
I have tried to get into gossip girl....none such

Chef Fresco said...

We love edamame hummus too - so good!

Esi said...

Hey everyone. TGIF! Thanks for coming by and enjoy your weekend.

Diana said...

Hope you have an amazing time in San Fran with your mom! :)

Love the idea for this -- I'm a big edamame nut. I used to go through entire bags of them for a scack in high school.

La Cuisine d'Helene said...

Looks great. Have a good w-end with your mom.

Reeni said...

What a tasty treat!! I have to try this! Have a great weekend!

Unknown said...

LOVE edamame hummus!!

Kerstin said...

What a great snack - your edamame hummus looks so tasty! Gossip girl is my guilty pleasure too :)

Sharon said...

Esi, you could be my personal chef (if only I had enough $$!) Everything you make is right up my alley.

Chris said...

Seriously, this is my favorite thing to do with leftover wonton wrappers. Ravioli never works out!