spring rolls (my mother's recipe)

★★★★★ 4 Reviews
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By Darla Mays
from 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 Reviews
serves 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)

  • 1
    Soak the bean threads in water for 1 hour. Drain well. Cut threads into 4 inches pieces. Set aside.
  • 2
    Preheat hot oil in a deep fryer. Mix pork, onion, salt, pepper, ginger, soy sauce, garlic, and yolks together in a bowl.
  • 3
    Add carrots, bean sprouts, and bean threads. Mix using fork and spoon.
  • 4
    Place a couple of teaspoons of mixture on a wrap.
  • 5
    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.
  • 6
    Deep fry in hot oil until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
  • 7
    Serve with sauce of your choice. Enjoy!