You can easily make the best Eggrolls or (very large) Wontons on your Foreman grill, sandwich maker or waffle iron. They are cooked with Pam type cooking sprays and are every bit as crunchy as deep fried Eggrolls. Best of all they are custom made to your taste. First you must buy the Egg roll wraps.I found them for $2.50 for a 1 LB bag containing approx. 20 wraps at the grocery store.
Step 1: The Ingredients
We bought an order of chow mein at Panda Express and fried up some cabbage, sausage, mushrooms and bean sprouts and a can of water chestnuts together on the stove.
Step 2: Dip the Wraps
We dip our wraps in a dish of egg. Not really necessary but helps the wrap stick together when folded.
Step 3: Stuffing the Wrap
Spray the grill with non-stick cooking spray and place the egg roll wrap on your grill and fill it with 1/4 to 1/2 cup of your choice filling. Fold the wrap in half and then fold the edges over to help seal it. This style grill makes 4 triangular shaped eggrolls. Load each triangle pocket seperately. Close the grill and cook till the light indicates done or about 5 minutes depending on your sandwich grill.
Step 4: Triangular Grills
Here is what the triangular sandwich grills produce. There is 4 eggroll shown. Typically this grill would have made triangular sandwhiches from slices of bread. Instead of 4 slices of bread we have used 4 eggroll wrappers. They are extremely crunchy and steaming hot inside. Be careful no to overstuff or the juices will flow outside the grill as shown.
Step 5: Foreman Type Grills
This is the Foreman type grill. These are shown half cooked. Afte cooking on one side rotate each eggroll 180 degrees and cook for another 3-5 minutes and they will appear more Roll like and be 360 degree browned and crunchy.
Step 6: Try Some Different Grills and Stuffings, Make Fresh
Here's a pic of the instructions for folding the wrappers when frying them on the Foreman type grill. I would have tried the waffle maker but mine makes scooby doo imprint waffles and don't think it would have worked very good. If you try the waffle maker type grill please send some pics and i'll add them.
The sky is the limit of possibilities for stuffings. Cabbage and meat are kind of no brainers. Try other ingredientss like ground pork, onion (sliced),celery, cut diagonally, fresh mushrooms, sliced, water chestnuts, suey choy (Napa Cabbage),green onions, bean sprouts, soy sauce, oyster sauce.
Or try sausage and scrambled eggs, bell pepper and diced potatoes for a type of breakfast egg roll.
Only fry up what you plan to eat immediately. Egg rolls lose their crunchness when refridgerated. Besides the ingredients will keep for days and fresh rolls can be assembled and fried in minutes.