Fran Say Recipe

Egg Rolls

By Fran Say ChefMom22


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Fran's Story

Making egg rolls is a family tradition. These are so worth the time and effort!

Ingredients

2 pkg
egg roll wrappers, thawed
1
egg, lightly beaten
GROUND PORK PREP:
1 lb
ground pork
1 Tbsp
soy sauce
1 tsp
cornstarch
1/2 tsp
sugar
1 dash(es)
ground white pepper
VEGETABLE PREP:
3 clove
garlic, finely minced
1 tsp
gingerroot, finely grated or chopped
1
cabbage, finely shredded
2
carrots, peeled, shredded
8-10
dried black mushrooms, soaked overnight, remove stems
2 bunch
mung bean noodles, soaked in water
COOKING INGREDIENTS FOR VEGETABLES:
1 Tbsp
peanut oil or vegetable oil
1 Tbsp
chinese rice wine
1 Tbsp
soy sauce
1 Tbsp
oyster sauce
1/2 tsp
sugar
1/2 tsp
salt
1 tsp
sesame oil
freshly ground black pepper, to taste
FRYING INGREDIENTS:
enough peanut oil to fill pot about 3 inches

Directions Step-By-Step

1
GROUND PORK PREP: Combine ingredients for the ground pork and mix well in a medium bowl. Let rest for 15 minutes.
2
VEGETABLE PREP: Very thinly slice the soaked mushrooms, then finely chop them. Or food process them by pulsing a few times.
3
Heat a wok or large saute pan over medium-high heat. Add cooking oil, then add pork and stir-fry until no longer pink, about 3 minutes.
4
Reduce heat to medium and push the pork to the side of the pan. Add the vegetables - garlic, ginger, cabbage, carrots, mushrooms and stir-fry for about 2 minutes, just until vegetables are softened. Move to the side as much as you can, tilt pan so juices run to one side, and add the mung bean thread noodles. Cut them into pieces with poultry shears for easier handling, and stir-fry all ingredients another 2-3 minutes.
5
Add the remaining cooking ingredients except sesame oil and stir-fry for another minute. Add sesame oil, stir, then turn off heat. Remove from wok or pan using a slotted spoon and place ingredients in a shallow pan - you want to leave the juices in the pan. Allow filling to cool.
6
WRAPPING PREP: While waiting for the filling to cool, carefully separate thawed sheets of egg roll wrappers by peeling them, starting at one corner and working your way across. Stack them in a pile and keep covered with plastic wrap until ready to wrap.
7
WRAPPING: Have wrappers, beaten egg in a dish, a tablespoon, the cooled filling, and a baking pan or cookie sheet ready. Take one wrapper, and starting about 2 inches from one corner, scoop up a heaping tablespoon of filling and gently spread it diagonally at one end of the wrapper. Take the corner and fold it over the filling, tucking the corner in, and then fold over until you are at about the halfway point. Take both ends of the wrapper and fold them inwards (about 2 inches from each end) towards the center of the egg roll. Continue folding towards the corner. Just before you get to the corner, dab some egg wash along the corner edges, then finish rolling. Place on the pan.
8
Your egg roll should measure about 1-1/2 inches in diameter. Repeat wrapping process until all filling is used up.
9
FRYING: Heat oil in a deep pot or fryer to 350-360°F. Gently place 4-6 egg rolls into the fryer and fry, turning occasionally, until golden brown, about 1-1/2 minutes. Place on a wire rack to drain and cool.
10
Serve warm with your favorite sweet & sour dipping sauce.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Appetizers
Regional Style: Asian
Hashtags: #chinese, #Egg, #roll


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13 Comments

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Susan Fisher Susan1727
Nov 5, 2013
I found my egg roll wrappers in the produce section next to the Tofu at Walmart.
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Fran Say ChefMom22
Apr 30, 2013
Cindy - you can use rice paper but you should make sure you test one first, then adjust your heat accordingly. Also, you probably already know this, but you need to dampen the rice paper wrappers prior to wrapping. Would love to hear how they turn out for you!
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Cindy Seago Cindysea
Apr 30, 2013
Thanks for the recipe, going to try them tonite!! One question can you use rice paper wrappers instead of the egg roll ones?.... I have them on hand and was just wondering.
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diane schmidt MissDiane
Jan 27, 2013
Although I haven't made these, I have a recipe that is almost exactly the same, and they are delicious! I just wanted to comment to let people know that they should always use the egg roll wrappers that you get in the freezer section at any Asian food market, they make all the difference in the world. The kind you buy in the produce section of the grocery store are way too think and taste too doughy.
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Fran Say ChefMom22
Mar 8, 2012
Glad you made these and enjoyed them! This is our family recipe and I'm happy to share it with you.