Damn Good Dumplings: 60 Innovative Favorites for Every Occasion (Paperback)
Reinvent Gyros, Cheeseburgers, Monte Cristos and More—in Delicious Dumpling Form
In 60 delectable recipes, third-generation restaurateur Stratis Morfogen showcases the star item of his restaurant, Brooklyn Chop House, which draws everyone from celebrities to devoted foodies: the dumpling.
Damn Good Dumplings fuses the palate of Stratis’s traditional Greek upbringing with his penchant for innovation. Using the dumpling as a foundation, he updates staples like club sandwiches and cheesesteaks into wholly different (and mouthwatering!) versions of themselves—enjoy the traditional dumpling fillings you already love, and discover exciting new ones that will soon become favorites. Given how easy and fun they are to make, these recipes are great for beginners and dumpling connoisseurs alike.
Try out comfort-food classics, like the Fried Chicken Dumplings, the Short Rib Stacked Dumplings or the Diner-Style Cream of Mushroom Soup Dumplings. Craving something sweet instead? Recipes such as the Sweet Potato Pie Dumplings and the Fried Banana Dumplings will tend to that. Seafood lovers will relish offerings like the Lobster Crunch Dumplings and the Crab & Spinach Dumplings while those with vegetarian inclinations are treated to delicacies like the Edamame Truffle Dumplings and the Vegan Lovers Dumplings. Cutting out gluten? Make the Gluten-Free Wonton Dough from scratch, and go from there! With so many enticing options to choose from in this collection, mealtime will always be brimming with thrilling possibilities.
About the Author
Stratis Morfogen is the owner of Brooklyn Chop House, which is frequented by celebrities like Oprah, Barack Obama and Mary J. Blige. He lives in New York City.
“I love, love, love the French onion soup dumplings! They're out-of-this-world good!”
—Patti LaBelle, singer, author and entrepreneur
“These dumplings are absolutely delicious.”
—Todd English, celebrity chef, author and television personality
“There’s hardly anything more delicious than a homemade dumpling. This book combines classic techniques with innovative flavors.”
—Éric Ripert, Three-Michelin-Starred chef and owner of Le Bernardin
“If you are craving dumplings, they should be from this book. Get your chopsticks and dive in!”
—Daniel Boulud, chef and restaurateur
“Stratis shares the secrets that have made him a legend. From the dough to the unique fillings, this book is the final word on dumplings.”
—Rocco DiSpirito, celebrity chef
“Say bye bye to basic dumplings!”
“The French onion soup dumplings burst with flavor. Damn Good Dumplings is such a fab read.”
—Wendy Williams, TV talk show host
“These dumplings are incomparable. They are to die (or to live) for.”
—Omari Hardwick, actor
“Stratis hits a home run with his innovative idea of converting traditional sandwiches into dumplings. Damn Good Dumplings is a must-read!”
—Pat LaFrieda, nationwide meat purveyor
“We love Damn Good Dumplings and highly recommend it for every home cook.”
“My last meal on earth will be the bacon cheeseburger dumplings at Brooklyn Chop House!”
—Gayle King, O Magazine
“This is the most innovative idea I’ve ever seen . . . bacon, cheeseburger and pastrami dumplings!”
“These exciting new dumplings will break the internet!”
“Dumplings should not be this good in a steakhouse, but they are!”
“The Philly cheesesteak and French onion soup dumplings are fantastic!”