This instructable used the below recipes as a foundation for our original take on egg rolls:
Step 1: Ingredients and Tools
1 tbsp grated Ginger
4 diced Garlic cloves
1/2 c Peanut oil for frying the egg rolls
1/4 c sesame oil
1 tbsp of hot chili oil
1 lb kosher chicken skinned and diced
2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup water
3 Medium bowls
Small paring knife
A wine bottle was used as a improvised dough roller
Step 2: Dough Making
1/3 cup water
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
In a medium bowl, beat the egg. Mix in the water.
In a large bowl, combine the flour and salt. Create a well in the center of the mixture and slowly pour in the egg and water. Mix well. If the mixture is too dry, increase the amount of water one teaspoon at a time until the dough is pliable.
On a lightly floured surface, knead the dough until elastic. Cut dough into two separate balls. Cover the balls with a damp cloth for a minimum of 10 minutes.
Cut each ball into four equal pieces. Roll the pieces into 10 1/2x10 1/2 inch squares. Cut the squares into 3 1/2x3 1/2 inch squares."
If you have a pasta maker, use it to make rolling the dough after it has risen a lot easier. The thinner the dough sheets the crunchier they will be after frying. Also we added hot chilli oil to our dough variation . We let the dough sit for a lot longer than ten minutes. A bit less egg makes the dough less sticky. You might also try using just yolks or whites to see what you get we also tried some variations on size.
Step 3: Filling Prep
- Mince/chop vegetables
- Sauté on medium heat garlic ginger, chicken, mushrooms and cilantro in sesame oil
- When cooked, move to a separate bowl.
- Then sauté the rest of the vegetables in sesame oil on medium heat till cabbage in translucent and the mushrooms are tender.
- After rolling out the dough, cut into 2 by inch rectangles, place filling, and roll and fold in the ends seal with a little egg wash or water and fry in the peanut oil.
Step 4: Rolling
- You can tuck the ends and then roll.
- You can roll then tuck or pinch the ends.
- You can bunch the ends resulting in something akin to a food packet or a bun/dumpling Chinese style.
Step 5: Frying
Also about this time we put on rice with spices and oils. All of our foods were paired together. Well other than the orange soda.
Step 6: Bonus: Dessert
- We switched to sesame oil for these.
- We fried the pieces of dough after adding some granulated sugar and cinnamon.
- Fry until brown or to personal preference.
- I added powdered sugar and liked when cooked to crunchy. Doughy was also good.
Kind of reminded me of carnival or amusement park sweets. Fried goodness for the win.
Step 7: Double Bonus: Doggie Treat
Step 8: Conclusion
Fry on good friars of ancient Chinese robot awesome make DIYness!!!!
ps if I win the laser engraver/cutter I will laser engrave the frozen dumplings with fortunes / peoples names in Chinese / funny things.