Baked Vegetable Dumplings are a tasty appetizer or snack. Coleslaw mix, carrots and a few other ingredients are placed in the center of a wonton wrapper. Then, the wonton wrapper is either folded in half so it forms a triangle, or folded so all four-corners are brought to the center to make a square dumpling.
The square-shaped dumplings are more interesting to look at, but I think they are harder to eat, and maybe a little harder to shape. The triangle-shaped dumplings have a smaller profile than square-shaped dumplings and are easier to eat, and, I think easier to shape.
When making Baked Vegetable Dumplings, you sauté coleslaw mix, carrots and scallions in a large skillet until the vegetables are soft. Sesame oil, soy sauce and minced garlic are added for additional flavor. Sometimes coleslaw mix includes carrots. Make sure the carrots are small pieces, no bigger than about one-inch or they will be too big for the dumplings. You can cut the carrots into smaller pieces if they are too big, or remove them from the mix.
Each wonton has about one teaspoon of the cabbage mixture in the center. Any more than a teaspoon and the wonton might have too much stuffing and it won't seal completely.
I moisten my fingers with water and touch the outside edge of the wonton wrapper to moisten it. I then fold the wonton in the shape that I want and gently pinch it to seal and form the dumpling. The dumpling is placed on a lightly greased baking sheet. Once all of the dumplings are on the baking sheet, lightly spray them with cooking spray then bake them. They are done when the are crispy and turning brown.
Baked Vegetable Dumplings are best served hot or warm. They would make a tasty appetizer at a party. Football fans would enjoy Baked Vegetable Dumplings at a Super Bowl party.
I like to serve Baked Vegetable Dumplings with a mango or peach salsa. Weis Grocery Store has a Weis Signature Collection Caribbean Sunrise Salsa that we really like with Baked Vegetable Dumplings. They are also good with a Sweet Chili Sauce.
I hope you enjoy!