Mike Bersell, CEC
I found these at an asian market and thought they looked delicious - only problem is I don't know what to do with them. They look like the rice paper sheets used for salad rolls. Do I prepare these the same way (soak in hot water until pliable?)
Very curious if any one has any recipe ideas on how or what to make with them... Roll up with rice and fruit for a fruit "sushi" roll?
Banhtrang Chouoi banana sheets on rice paper are a street food from Vietnam that is just showing up in the US. It is usually microwaved briefly until it puffs up into a crispy cracker. It can be eaten at that point or crumbled or used to add banana flavor. I cannot tell you how long you should microwave it as microwaves come in different power ratings. A commercial machine will burn it while a cheap home model will undercook it. I put a sheet in my microwave and set it for 5 min BUT I watched until it was crisp but not burned and noted the time left. Until you know how long it takes for your microwave to puff it up you cannot just turn your machine on.