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Dumpling Skin Churros (Mandupi Churros)

Churros made with leftover dumpling skin / wrappers. 

Dumpling Skin Churros (Mandupi Churros)

(When Korean food meets Spanish food)

I had a small amount of dumpling wrapper (mandupi, 만두피) leftover from when I made some mandu (만두) for Lunar New Year’s day. It wasn’t enough to make more mandu (neither did I feel like making more so soon), but I wanted use up the dumpling skin before it goes off.

I already had one solution for this, which is dumpling wrapper pizza, but I wanted to try something different. I surfed around the internet and this brilliant recipe grabbed my attention.

It’s called Mandupi Churros (만두피 츄로스), meaning churros made with dumpling skin. How creative is that?!

The recipe was originally featured on a Korean TV show called, “Happy Together”  at a “Late Night Cafeteria” corner back in November 2012.

Mandupi Churros from Happy Together Late Night Cafeteria

(Original source: KBS, screen capture edited by http://star.fnnews.com/

Supposedly, this recipe tastes the same as the one sold at a theme park, so let’s find out!

Ingredients for Dumpling Skin Churros

  • 9 dumpling wrapper
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 Tsp ground Cinnamon
  • Some water to brush onto the dumpling skin
  • Some vegetable oil to deep fry

How to Make Dumpling Skin Churros

1. Put the sugar and ground cinnamon in a small bowl and mix well. Pour all onto a plate.

Mixing sugar & cinamon ground

2. Place a dumpling skin on a separate plate and brush the water lightly onto both sides of the dumpling skin.

Paste water on dumpling skin

3. Lift the dumpling skin from step 2 and put it onto the sugar and cinnamon powdered plate (from step 1). When one side is well coated with sugar, turn it over so that both sides of the dumpling skin have the sugar coat. (You might want to brush off if too much sugar sticks to it. Otherwise, you will have a sugar shortage later.)

Sugar coating on dumpling skin

4. Roll the dumpling skin with your hands. (It’s like hand rolling a cigarette, not that I ever smoked!)

Rolling dumpling skin

5. Repeat step 2 to 4 for the rest of the dumpling skins.

Rolled Churros

6. Boil some oil in a sauce pan on a high heat and when it starts to boil, add the rolled dumpling skin into the sauce pan and deep fry it for 2-3 mins.

Frying Churros

7. When they are all cooked, lift them out and serve them onto a plate and enjoy! (Eat it within 10-20 mins while still crunchy.)

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Note:

I couldn’t tell whether it really tastes like a “theme park churros” since I haven’t had it for s-o long, but it reminded me of one of my childhood snacks, Jjanggu (짱구). It’s crunchy and delicious! A great afternoon snack when you want a sugar high!’

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Dumpling Skin Churros (Mandupi Churros)

How to make churros with leftover dumpling skin (or wonton wrappers). 
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Snacks
Cuisine: Korean
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 9
Calories: 32kcal
Author: Sue | My Korean Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 9 dumpling skin pastry
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 Tsp ground cinnamon
  • some water to brush onto the dumpling skin
  • some vegetable oil to deep fry

Instructions

  • Put the sugar and ground cinnamon in a small bowl and mix well. Pour all onto a plate.
  • Place a dumpling skin on a separate plate and brush the water lightly onto both sides of the dumpling skin.
  • Lift the dumpling skin from step 2 and put it onto the sugar and cinnamon powdered plate (from step 1). When one side is well coated with sugar, turn it over so that both sides of the dumpling skin have the sugar coat. (You might want to brush off if too much sugar sticks to it. Otherwise, you will have a sugar shortage later.)
  • Roll the dumpling skin with your hands. (It’s like hand rolling a cigarette, not that I ever smoked!)
  • Repeat step 2 to 4 for the rest of the dumpling skins.
  • Boil some oil in a sauce pan on a high heat and when it starts to boil, add the rolled dumpling skin into the sauce pan and deep fry it for 2-3 mins.
  • When they are all cooked, lift them out and serve them onto a plate and enjoy! (Eat it within 10-20 mins while still crunchy.)

Nutrition

Calories: 32kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Sodium: 43mg | Potassium: 6mg | Sugar: 2g | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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Written by: Sue

Last Updated: May 13, 2019

Hi, I'm Sue and I am the creator of My Korean Kitchen. Thank you for joining me in this delicious culinary journey!

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3 thoughts on “Dumpling Skin Churros (Mandupi Churros)”

  1. I made spring rolls today but have 1 wrapper left over 😛 Thought it would be a waste to throw it away, so I googled for a recipe with leftover wrappers and this came up! I tried it and it was so tasty!! However I think I put a bit too much sugar on there… Will go for a little less next time!

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