Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

I'm posting this recipe for the Chinese/Vietnamese New Year Tag Game—February 2008. It from the Joy of Wokking by Martin Yan. This is NOT for dieters.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut egg roll wrappers in half.
  2. Place 2 wrappers on top of each other.
  3. Cut a 3 1/2 " long slit in the centre of each.
  4. You make the butterflies by lifting one end and placing it through the centre cut and flipping over to the other side. Don't pull all the way through or you'll have to start over.
  5. Deep fry the butterflies in hot oil over medium high heat until golden brown.
  6. Drain and set aside.
  7. Make the syrup by combining the sugar and 1 1/2 tbsp oil and heating it in a heavy skillet over medium low heat until the sugar is completely dissolved. Keep hot.
  8. Coat the fried butterflies with hot, running syrup by placing the butterflies in the skillet and turning them until coated.
  9. Sprinkle with sesame seeds, if using.
  10. Note: You could use powdered sugar rather than syrup.


Most Helpful

Who can resist w/ a recipe name like this!!! These were a big hit at my Bejiing dinner tonight-thank you for suggesting! I used powdered sugar and did not use the sesame seeds. Fast, easy, and everyone loved them! Thank you for a great recipe!!!

Mrs.Jack August 08, 2008

I liked the originality of the recipe. I am not sure if I shaped it correctly. I opted for the powdered sugar coating instead of the syrup - just to speed things along. I would make this again. Thanks for sharing!

Chef on the coast February 05, 2008

Well, first of all I was glad to see they didn't soak up all 3 cups of oil! :) These were dynamite! They reminded me of a pastry I had while I was in San Francisco China Town. I'm not sure if I made the shape correctly but the flavor was fabulous!

cookiedog February 03, 2008

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