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How to Roll Egg Rolls

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I have been totally disappointed with the quality of the Egg Rolls that the local Chinese restaurants in my area have been serving. So I decided to make my own. Here I'm going to show you how to roll them. To get a recipe on how to make the stuff you put in them, check out my Chef Benwa Cooking Blog.

So lets get started

You will need:
Egg Roll Wrappers
Egg Wash (One egg and 2 Tbls milk mixed well)
Something to Put in Them (see link above)
Corn Starch
Large Platter
 
 
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Step 1: Lay Out the Egg Roll Wrapper

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Lay the egg roll wrapper out like a diamond. The corner furthest from you will be corner 1, corner 2 is to the left and corner 3 is to the right, the corner closest to you will be corner 4.

Step 2:

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Place about a 2 to 3 Tbls of the mixture in the middle of the egg roll just a little south of the line between corners 2 and 3, using your finger or small brush to spread some of the egg mixture along the edges from corners 2 to 1 and from 1 to 3

Step 3: Fold Over Corner 4

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Fold over corner 4 towards corner 1

Step 4: Tighten Up the Mixture

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once you fold use a rolling back action to firm up the mixture

Step 5: Fold over Side Corner

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Fold over corner 2

Step 6: Fold over Other Corner

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Fold over corner 3, be sure the egg mixture seals both corners

Step 7: Start rolling the Egg Roll

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Then roll the egg roll towards corner 1

Step 8: Continue Rolling

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Continue rolling till the edges seal

Step 9: Touch Up The Edges

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Touch up the edges, use a little more egg mixture if needed

Step 10: Putt on Plate Till Ready to Deep Fry

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Put them on a large plate or platter until you are ready to deep fry them. If you are making a bunch of them roll them in a little corn starch to keep them from sticking to the plate or each other. Don't wait too long though, the mixture will eventually make the wrappers really soggy.