Photo Credit: j. rosenstrach
With the exception of maybe ravioli, Abby’s never met a stuffed, wrapped, bundled food she didn’t love. Shumai, quesadillas (aka “Triangles”) fish en Papillote (aka fish presents)…they all have an ERC (Expected Rate of Consumption) in the high 90th percentile. It was no different with these little pork dumplings, which I debuted at the family table last week. See that photo above? There were seven piled on the plate, but the girls kept grabbing them before I was done taking the picture. It was too hard for them to wait.
I would classify this recipe in the Project category. There are lots of things little kids can do — fold, pinch, and “paint,” — to help move along the sometimes tedious work of assembling them. Goes without saying that you should probably not undertake this kind of “project” on a weeknight when the bedtime clock is ticking. Better for a weekend or vacation day.
Jenny Rosenstrach is a writer, editor and mom of two young girls. She writes the blog Dinner: A Love Story
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