Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Egg Rolls

I rarely eat egg rolls because I am never sure what is in them and I have had some pretty nasty ones. I decided to make my own and who knew how easy it would be? They took no time at all and we all agreed they were the best egg rolls we've ever had.


First, brown 1 pound of ground pork. You could use chicken rather than pork.


Dice a small head of cabbage, some carrots, onions, 3 minced garlic cloves and celery. I did this in my food processor. Add this to the pork and stir for a few minutes. Don't overcook the vegetables. Add 1/4 cup of Asian fish sauce and cool completely. You can add diced cilantro if you like.




Lay your egg roll wrapper (you can buy these in the grocery store) flat.


Place several tablespoons of the cooled filling along the middle of the wrapper.


Fold the bottom point up to the middle.



Fold the two sides in.


Brush the top point with a whisked egg.


Fold the top point down and place the roll seam side down on a parchment covered cookie sheet.


Pour a bit of sesame oil and vegetable oil in a non stick pan and heat to medium high. Cook turning until golden brown all over.


Drain on paper towels.


Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.


My dipping sauce recipe is:

1/2 C. soy sauce
3 T. honey
3 T. rice wine vinegar
2 tsp. grated fresh ginger
2 T. sesame oil
2 tsp. chili oil
thinly sliced green onions
diced cilantro

17 comments:

Ashling said...

Tempted to try them! You sure make it look easy and delicious!

Pricilla said...

Now that's funny. I made spring rolls for dinner last night. I put a mixture of zucchini, carrots, garlic and ginger with some rice noodles and green beans and edamame in the wrappers and then just pan fried them in some canola oil. They were mighty tasty if I do say so myself :)

Beverly@Beverly's Back Porch said...

I haven't made egg rolls in years. I will certainly try these. I don't order egg rolls out for the very reason you said.

thecottagebythecranelakeolof1 said...

I usually buy the ready made but as You say, god knows what's in them :-) :-) The last ones I bought could have been worse but also much better than they were. I better start making them myself too!

Have a great day!
Christer.

Suzanne said...

We are making egg rolls and egg drop soup tonight!

Barbara F. said...

Jaz, you make everything look so easy. I might actually try these. I have wrappers already. xo

Natasha said...

My Ex SIL use to make egg rolls when her and my brother use to visit us... I recently came across the recipe now seeing yours I NEED to make them :)

laurie said...

we have a Chinese resturant here that is famous for their egg rolls, we know the family and its wonderful, they have shrimp and bean sprouts in theirs and they are a bit spicey, your recipe sounds wonderful, I would love to try making them , my daughter makes them and hers are wonderful,

A Seasonal Cook in Turkey said...

I wasn't sure what egg rolls were at first! Here I was thinking they would be, you know, bread rolls with chopped hard-boiled egg in them - what a funny recipe to write about, I thought to myself! But I see they are something entirely different and quite delicious! If I could only get the ground pork ....

Nellie said...

Oh, yum! Save one for me!!

Sharon Lovejoy said...

JAZ, time for you to move in with us. Instead of me being nurse Mother Theresa (and cook), you take over that chore.

Love this,

S

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I've had some pretty nasty egg rolls in my time too. But I'd have one of yours any day! I covet that dipping sauce.

TARYTERRE said...

LOVE the eggrolls. But your dipping sauce sounds DIVINE.

Ina in Alaska said...

I wish I could reach through the screen & grab 1 (or 5). They look so good!

Barb said...

My daughter just loves egg rolls. These would make a great birthday dinner for her!

SharleneT said...

I adore egg rolls, but the local restaurant makes them soooooo greasy, they drip. Definitely going to try these. Great pics.

Betsey said...

I love how easy this is!