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spring rolls (my mother's recipe)

(4 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Darla Mays
Lakewood, WA

My mom made this while I was growing up. She'd make a big batch of it for parties, etc.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

We like to try different spring roll recipes. Each one is a little unique. Darla's mom's version of spring rolls is delicious. Frying the tasty filling in really thin lumpia wrappers gives these rolls a nice crunch with every bite. Dip in your favorite sauce (we opted for sweet chili) and you have a perfect appetizer or snack.

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(4 ratings)
yield 8 -10
prep time 30 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Deep Fry

Ingredients For spring rolls (my mother's recipe)

  • 2 lb
    ground pork or ground chicken
  • 1/2 c
    chopped onions
  • 1 tsp
    sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 4
    egg yolks, save white for egg wash
  • 1-1/2 c
    grated or shredded carrots
  • 3 c
    bean sprouts, must be dry
  • 2-1/2 oz
    bean threads, also call rice noodles
  • 1 tsp
    ground ginger
  • 1/2 c
    soy sauce, low sodium
  • 1 pkg
    Filipino lumpia wrappers

How To Make spring rolls (my mother's recipe)

  • Bean threads in water.
    Soak the bean threads in water for 1 hour. Drain well. Cut threads into 4 inches pieces. Set aside.
  • Pork, onion, salt, pepper, ginger, soy sauce, garlic, and yolks in a bowl.
    Preheat hot oil in a deep fryer. Mix pork, onion, salt, pepper, ginger, soy sauce, garlic, and yolks together in a bowl.
  • Carrots, bean sprouts, and bean threads added to bowl.
    Add carrots, bean sprouts, and bean threads. Mix using fork and spoon.
  • Filling on top of a lumpia wrapper.
    Place a couple of teaspoons of mixture on a wrap.
  • Lumpia wrapper rolled.
    Wet the edges of wraps using egg whites mix with water, roll them up, and seal. Using the egg whites and water mixture on the edges helps to create a seal.
  • Frying the spring rolls in oil.
    Deep fry in hot oil until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
  • Spring Rolls dipped in chili sauce.
    Serve with sauce of your choice. Enjoy!