Introduction: How to Make Crispy Egg Rolls (with Video)
It may seem a bit daunting to make your own egg rolls, but believe me, anyone can do it! Here's a video to show you the one step that may cause hesitation for a home cook... the egg roll wrapping. The filling is actually inspired by an Egg Foo Yung recipe. The bright flavor of freshly grated ginger in this recipe takes it to the next level.
I usually write about semi-homemade, quick and easy recipes (see more at RootFamilyReview.com) and have to admit that although this one is a bit more complex, it is totally worth the extra effort! Get your kids in the kitchen to help out for this one. Shout out to my older daughter who helped me with pictures, hand-modeling for the preparation of ingredients.
I have to admit, I'm not a huge fan of cabbage. A lot of restaurant egg rolls are made with cabbage as the filler and sometimes they use way too much of it. Several years ago, I thought I'd try to make egg rolls myself and decided to use bean sprouts instead. The best part is that you still get that earthy crunch-factor from the sprouts. YUM!
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Step 1: Filling Ingredients
1 lb. lean ground pork
1 1/2 cup bean sprouts, chopped coarsely
1/4 cup sliced green onion
1 medium shallot, diced
1 to 2 cloves garlic, minced (to taste)
1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon Kikkoman soy sauce
1 egg, beaten for filling
Egg roll wrappers (in Asian refrigerated produce section)
1 egg, beaten to seal edge of wrappers
Step 2: Gather Your Ingredients
Step 3: Brown the Ground Pork
Step 4: Grate the Ginger and Garlic
Step 5: Dice the Shallot
Step 6: Slice the Green Onion
Step 7: Combine the Filling Ingredients
Step 8: Roll the Egg Rolls!
Click here for the video of the egg roll wrapping.
Step 9: Enjoy Your Yummy Egg Rolls!
Fry in peanut or vegetable oil at 325 degrees until golden brown. Keep an eye on them, they only take a couple of minutes. Use your favorite dipping sauce or go to the original post for my recipe.
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