Many years ago, when we lived in San Diego the first time, a friend of ours from the Philippines gave me her recipe for lumpia. When Evelyn made it, it would melt in your mouth. I've yet to master that experience with my lumpia, but it's coming along. This is the best recipe by far - and the only ones my family will eat. Enjoy!
- 1 (20 count) package lumpia skins (or egg roll wrappers)
- 1⁄2 lb ground beef
- 1⁄2 lb ground pork
- 1 cup green onion, minced
- 1 cup carrot, minced
- 1 cup celery, minced (same as above)
- 1 egg, beaten
- 4 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground pepper
Seal wrappers with with following mixture
- 1⁄4 cup flour
- 1⁄4 cup water
- Brown beef and pork, until almost completely cooked. Drain fat. Cool and process in food processor or chop up into fine pieces (like Taco Bell taco meat or a little coarser) with fork.
- Combine meats, vegetables, egg, sauces, pepper in a large bowl. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour for flavors to set inches I like to prepare my filling the day before so it can marinate all night.
- Prepare wrapper (by separating) and place on a separate plate. Place 1 to 2 T of filling in the center of the wrapper.
- Fold left edge over all the way, then bring down top and bottom, then roll the rest of the way to the right, making a roll. hard to explain without a picture, but you'll figure it out -- looks like an egg roll when done, only thinner and longer. Seal with with flour and water mixture.
- After you have assembled all the lumpia, heat your oil (I use the deep fryer) to 375 degrees. Cook until golden brown, turning often, approximately 3 minutes. Drain on paper towels.
- Serve with sweet and sour sauce.
- Note: the wrapper packages usually have instructions for rolling the wrap. Times vary by experience and methods used.
Almost like my mama's (she uses fresh green beans). Delish! Thanks.
wow these are so great! Im from the big island and this was one of my favorite foods growing up. I cooked my lumpia in a work and i think i had the heat up to high because the wrappers bubbled. but other wise these were perfect! My boyfriend no longer wants to buy frozen eggrolls after trying these!
My Mom is Filipina and makes her lumpia very similar! I tried these yesterday and it was sooooooo good! Probably the closest to moms! Definitly a keeper here! Oh, and half of the batch I tried shredded cabbage, super yum as well! Thanks for sharing!!