Last night I fried the dessert.
I assembled these at the table while Jake made dinner. It was a solid task to keep me out of the way while also being productive. I was also fighting the moonlight so I could get some pictures. (And yes, that was a Coyote Ugly reference.)
I used a piping bag for the Nutella, but feel free to use a sandwich bag or just a spoon or whatever. Basically, follow your heart.
Ok, ok. I used NussFit because the Nutella was out when the ingredients were purchased. True story. Nutella just rolls of the tongue way better.
I used a pastry brush for the egg wash. I find that the brush is really cool about even coverage in a thoughtful way.
Sometimes the bananas bullied the wontons… There’s an example in the top left corner. So I realized that if I jostle the banana to the side when I fold these suckers then the wonton won’t bother breaking.
Aren’t these guys pretty in their pre-fried state? But let me tell you, nothing beats the melty chocolatey and hazelnut-y goodness post-frying.
I only made a half recipe of these guys (with a few casualties). But I can promise you this: I’m making these the next time I have people over because these were even better than I imagined. And rumor has it these are really pretty garnishing ice cream.
- 1 package (12 oz. package) wonton wrappers
- 2 cups canola oil
- 1 jar chocolate hazelnut spread (13 oz)
- 2 whole bananas, thinly sliced*
- 1 whole egg, beaten
- cinnamon sugar (3 T sugar + 1T cinnamon)
- powdered sugar for sprinkling
* You should be able to get 24 slices per banana.
- Line two cookie sheets with wonton wrappers. Next, make an assembly line with the nutella, bananas and egg wash. Pipe or place 1 teaspoon of nutella in the center of each wonton wrapper, then place a banana slice on top, pressing slightly. Brush all four edges of the wrapper with the egg wash. Seal into a triangle shape, pressing together with your fingers.
- Heat oil in large shallow pan on high until it sizzles when water is flicked at it. Fry until golden on each side, remove from oil and place on a paper towel to drain. Toss with cinnamon sugar and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Then do your best not to eat all 48.
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