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BACKPACK RECIPES INSPIRED BY MARVEL'S SPIDER-MAN

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1 h 40 min

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7,440,611 views  More than once, Peter Parker takes a 'swing' (sorry) at hanging up the web shooters in favor of a skillet and spatula. And without wishing to spoil the entire game for you, he apparently makes a hell of a curry. Can he, however, atone for his failures in dumpling-and-wheatcake-making? Let's find out!

4 servings

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INGREDIENTS

For The Aunt May’s Wheatcakes

For The Aunt May’s Wheatcakes

whole wheat flour

1 cup whole wheat flour

buckwheat flour, sifted

1 cup buckwheat flour, sifted

baking powder

2 tsp baking powder

baking soda

1 tsp baking soda

buttermilk

2 cups buttermilk

molasses

2 tsp molasses

salt

1 tsp salt

egg whites, whipped

2 egg whites, whipped

egg yolks, beaten

2 egg yolks, beaten

melted butter

¼ cup melted butter

Bacon grease

Bacon grease

Maple syrup

Maple syrup

For The Dipping Sauce

For The Dipping Sauce

soy sauce

½ cup soy sauce

seasoned rice vinegar

1 tbsp seasoned rice vinegar

Chinese chives (or regular chives if you can’t find them)

2 tbsp Chinese chives (or regular chives if you can’t find them)

Fresh garlic, minced

Fresh garlic, minced

sesame seeds

1 tbsp sesame seeds

chili garlic sauce

1 tbsp chili garlic sauce

For The MJ’s Dumplings

For The MJ’s Dumplings

of ground pork

1 pound of ground pork

large garlic, minced

3 cloves large garlic, minced

egg, beaten

1 egg, beaten

Chinese chives, finely minced

2 tbsp Chinese chives, finely minced

soy sauce

2 tbsp soy sauce

sesame oil

2 tbsp sesame oil

fresh ginger, minced

1 tbsp fresh ginger, minced

All  purpose flour

All purpose flour

Dumpling wrappers

Dumpling wrappers

Vegetable oil

Vegetable oil

water

½ cup water

DIRECTIONS

1.

For The Aunt May’s Wheatcakes

1.

In a large bowl combine the whole wheat flour with the sifted buckwheat flour, add the baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

whole wheat flour

1 cup whole wheat flour

buckwheat flour, sifted

1 cup buckwheat flour, sifted

baking powder

2 tsp baking powder

baking soda

1 tsp baking soda

salt

1 tsp salt

2.

In a separate bowl combine the buttermilk with the molasses. Whisk to combine and set aside.

buttermilk

2 cups buttermilk

molasses

2 tsp molasses

3.

Whip your egg whites until they are stiff but not dry. Set aside.

egg whites, whipped

2 egg whites, whipped

4.

Add the beaten egg yolks to the dry mixture along with the wet mixture and melted butter. Mix to combine, but don’t over mix! (It’s okay if it’s lumpy)

egg yolks, beaten

2 egg yolks, beaten

melted butter

¼ cup melted butter

5.

Fold in your whipped egg whites to create a fluffy batter.

egg whites, whipped

2 egg whites, whipped

6.

In a skillet heat up some bacon grease until pan is shimmering over a medium low heat. Add a nice amount of batter and flip when bubbles form on the surface and the bottom is browned and crisp. Cook the other side, and place on a plate when finished. Add butter and maple syrup.

Bacon grease

Bacon grease

melted butter

melted butter

Maple syrup

Maple syrup

7.

Serve and enjoy

8.

For The MJ’s Dumplings

1.

For The Dipping Sauce

1.

Combine all ingredients together in a bowl and whisk to combine and set aside

soy sauce

½ cup soy sauce

seasoned rice vinegar

1 tbsp seasoned rice vinegar

Chinese chives (or regular chives if you can’t find them)

2 tbsp Chinese chives (or regular chives if you can’t find them)

Fresh garlic, minced

Fresh garlic, minced

sesame seeds

1 tbsp sesame seeds

chili garlic sauce

1 tbsp chili garlic sauce

2.

For The Dumplings

1.

In a large bowl combine the ground pork with the minced garlic cloves, the beaten egg, the Chinese chives, soy sauce, sesame oil, and the freshly minced ginger. Mix thoroughly to combine.

of ground pork

1 pound of ground pork

large garlic, minced

3 cloves large garlic, minced

egg, beaten

1 egg, beaten

Chinese chives, finely minced

2 tbsp Chinese chives, finely minced

2 tbsp soy sauce

sesame oil

2 tbsp sesame oil

fresh ginger, minced

1 tbsp fresh ginger, minced

2.

Lightly dust your work surface with flour. Fill a small bowl with water and set aside. This will help seal the dumplings.

All  purpose flour

All purpose flour

3.

Dip your finger in the water and gently wet the edge of the dumpling wrapper. Once the whole outside edge is wet, add about 1 tsp of your pork mixture to the center of the dumpling. Fold the wrapper in half, pinch where sides meet, wet the outside of the wrapper, and make 3 pleats on each side of the dumpling to seal it shut. (To see how to seal dumplings, click on the link in the description)

Dumpling wrappers

Dumpling wrappers

4.

Heat up some vegetable oil in a nonstick pan over a medium high heat and cook on the bottom side until dumplings are lovely and browned.

Vegetable oil

Vegetable oil

5.

Add the water to the hot pan, lower the heat to medium low, cover and let steam and cook for about 5 minutes.

water

½ cup water

6.

Remove from heat, let cool and serve with dumpling dipping sauce.

For The MJ’s Dumplings

For The MJ’s Dumplings

For The Dipping Sauce

For The Dipping Sauce

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