Dumplings, another unexpected food to waffle. This idea came up when I was trying to find a healthier alternative to pan-fry or deep fry dumplings. I have nothing against steam dumplings but any food with an extra crunch taste so much better! So after (some) diligent research I stumbled upon Cooker of Stuff and found a way to enjoy crunchy dumplings without feeling greasy.
The technique is a bit tricky. To get it perfect result (not soggy and mushy dumplings) you have to use freshly wrapped dumplings not the frozen one.
How to waffle?
Place the freshly wrapped dumpling in the waffle iron. Close the lid (but not pressed down all the way) for about 15 seconds. Once the indentations had cooked into the dumpling press the lid down all the way until steam started coming out the sides of the waffle iron (it'll take about 15-20 seconds). Steam is a sign that your dumpling is done but poke and check to see if it's firm. That's it!