I enjoyed being a kid. Lots of fun. But I don’t want to do it again. And even though I still am a “Kid at Heart’, I know too much to really go back!!! At least time wise. But I can go back and eat like a kid (maybe not the healthiest choice, but….) That was easy for the IHCC this week as we were supposed to do something of Giada’s massive repatoire of dishes that we could interpret as “Kid at Heart”. That is not nearly as easy as it sounds. My first thought was Brussel Sprouts!!! KIDDING!!! My first thought was something sweet. I think all kids love candy, but I really didn’t want that so I went one step down…
Fried Chocolate and Banana Ravioli
* 1 medium banana, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch pieces to yield about 3/4 cup
* 1/4 packed cup light brown sugar
* 1/3 cup finely chopped walnuts
* 16 won ton wrappers
* 1 egg, beaten
* 1/3 cup chocolate-hazelnut spread (recommended: Nutella) or creamy peanut butter
* Vegetable oil, for frying
In a small bowl, combine the banana, sugar and walnuts. Using a pastry brush, lightly brush the edges of each won ton wrapper. Put about a teaspoon of the chocolate-hazelnut spread in the center of each wrapper and top with 1 to 2 teaspoons of the banana mixture. Fold 1 corner of each won ton wrapper diagonally over the filling to form a triangle. Press the edges together to seal and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
Fill a large heavy-bottomed saucepan with about 3/4-inch oil. Heat over medium heat until a deep-frying thermometer inserted in the oil reaches 375 degrees F. (If you dont have a thermometer, a cube of bread will brown in about 2 minutes.) Fry the ravioli, 2 or 3 at a time, turning occasionally, until golden, about 60 to 70 seconds. Drain on paper towels. Cool for 2 minutes and serve warm.
So easy a child can do it.
Except for the frying.
Which is why I chose this particular recipe.
I loved using the Nutella with the banana walnut mix. And they fried up so very quickly they were hardly in the hot oil at all. We liked them. They are a quick sweet snack.
Drop in on the IHCC cooks/bakers and see how they are a Kid at Heart.