Prep 45 mins
Cook 30 mins
I love Spring Rolls but I hate deep frying! These are just as tasty as fried and definitely much lower in fat, although I don't think they would qualify as a really low fat recipe. Spring roll wrappers can be found in the freezer or refrigerator at any good Chinese or Vietnamese grocery store.
- 20 large spring roll wrappers
- 6 cups finely shredded cabbage
- 2 large carrots, peeled and grated
- 1 lb lean ground turkey or 1 lb ground lean pork
- 2 tablespoons peeled minced fresh ginger
- 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- vegetable oil, for brushing
- Prepare the cabbage and carrots and set them aside.
- Fry the meat until just done with the ginger, salt and sesame oil.
- Lift from the pan and put in a large bowl.
- Drain off any excess fat (but don't wash the pan) and saute the shredded cabbage and carrots with a couple tablespoons of water, until just limp and the water is gone.
- Mix with the meat.
- Brush each spring roll wrapper with oil, turn over, and put a little- one twentieth to be precise- of the filling in a tube shape diagonally across one quadrant of the wrapper.
- Fold in the side corners, then roll up to make a neat tube.
- Repeat 19 more times.
- Lay the finished spring rolls on a lightly oiled cookie tray.
- Bake at 350°F for about 30 minutes, until golden brown.
- Serve hot with plum sauce.
This recipe was sent from heaven!!!! I have been looking for something like this and I am just sorry it took me so long to make them. I sauteed a little onion and garlic before adding lean ground turkey. I used cooking spray for oil and ground ginger. I prepared them all and froze half for later. This did turn into a very low fat recipe. I would give this 20 stars for each! Thank you very much for this recipe.
Since I see some people are having problems with them, I will say a few things about shopping for spring roll wrappers. There are at least two kinds of spring roll wrappers. The ones you want will be either refrigerated or frozen. They will be pale yellow in colour, and may have a slightly spongy texture, as a stack. Individually, they will be very thin. They will be inclined to stick to each other; peel them of by rolling and unrolling the stack of wrappers, this will loosen them. The hard rice kind described by CookbookCarrie are not usually cooked, but soaked and served raw with an assortment of grilled meat or seafood and herbs and vegetables rolled into them. I know it can be hard to find stuff like this because neither the package nor the sales staff are guaranteed to have any English at all. Happy hunting, and have fun.
I also hate frying - this was too easy and turned out perfect. Much less work putting in oven than deep frying too. Crisp and tasty. Thank you.