Egg Rolls with Friends

{Written by: The Mrs.}

My good friend invited us to dinner the other night and she was going to show me how she makes egg rolls. Yummy.
We had some wine and chatted for a while and then finally got around to actually making dinner. I hadn’t made home-made egg rolls since the late eighties (yeah I know my age is showing). These turned out great and we had a fabulous evening. Hope you try and enjoy this recipe.
Egg Rolls:
  • 1 pkg egg roll wrappers
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup finally chopped celery
  • 3/4 cup shredded cabbage
  • 4 finely chopped scallions
  • 1/2 cup diced shrimp (optional)
  • 1 to 1  1/2 cups ground pork
  • 1 can chopped water chestnuts
  • 1/2 cup bean sprouts
  • Garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • a small grating of ginger (optional)
Heat vegetable oil. Stir fry briefly in oil the celery, cabbage and scallions. Add shrimp and pork and cook for 3 minutes. Add water chestnuts, bean sprouts, garlic powder, soy sauce, ginger root and sugar, fry for 5 minutes.
Cool and drain filling mixture.
Place 4 Tbsps of filling in center of egg roll wrappers.
Fold up into envelope shape and wet the edges of wrapper with a little water on your finger tips to hold the envelope closed.
Deep fry in the method of your choice we user a fryer.
Serve with sweet and sour sauce recipe below.
Sweet and Sour Sauce:
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 3-4 tbsp cornstarch
 Add soy sauce, sugar, 2/3 cup water and vinegar. Bring to boil and stir until sugar dissolves. Blend cornstarch with 1/4 cup water. Add to sugar, soy sauce mixture.
Stir, cooking until thickened.

2 thoughts on “Egg Rolls with Friends

    • Try it very easy and yes a nice way to spend an evening. Thanks for commenting, hope you keep checking back with us.

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