Lumpia (philippine Egg Rolls from Scratch)

READY IN: 30mins
Top Review by nomnom

Made these for Christmas Eve dinner for my parents and brother. I made MANY alterations: I only used shrimp, celery, carrot, and store-bought roasted, minced garlic for the filling. I also subbed some fresh oj for the vinegar in the sauce. Instead of deep-frying (I shy from that), I BAKED them. Also, for my picky brother, I filled HIS lumpias with pizza sauce and cheese - made him homemade pizza rolls. THe crepe batter is versatile: For my brother's I seasoned with pizza seasonings, for ours I used some ginger, brown sugar, and subbed some canned pineapple juice for the water. I give the recipe high points for it's versatility (and my parents RAVED about the sauce - "what? ketchup? No way!"), but I deduct one star because the entire meal took me 8 hours to prepare because the crepes were MUCH tougher to make. I hope my rating is fair.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Doilies: Combine flour, water and salt to taste and mix thoroughly with a wire whisk to remove lumps.
  2. Batter should be about the consistency of a crepe batter.
  3. Add a little water if it is too thick.
  4. If the batter thickens as it sits, you may have to add more water.
  5. Heat a 6" crepe pan and wipe out with lightly oiled wax paper.
  6. Pour on batter quickly to cover the bottom.
  7. Pour off excess.
  8. Allow to cook over low heat until the edges begin to curl and pull away from the sides of the pan.
  9. Remove and place on clean, dry surface.
  10. Repeat, oiling pan each time.
  11. Do not stack doilies on top of each other until each has cooled.
  12. Before filling, put off excess batter to make a perfect circle.
  13. Filling: Cook pork or beef in a large skillet until pinkness is gone.
  14. Drain off grease.
  15. Add shrimp, onions, water chestnuts, bamboo shoots, celery, garlic and carrot; cook until carrot is almost tender.
  16. Stir in remaining ingredients except the egg white and oil.
  17. Mix well.
  18. Cook until bean sprouts are limp.
  19. Pour mixture into strainer and cool, allowing as much liquid as possible to drain off before filling rolls.
  20. Use about 1 heaping teaspoon for each doily.
  21. Place filling near one side.
  22. Roll doily over filling a couple of times; fold in sides and roll up tightly.
  23. Seal flap with a little egg white.
  24. Deep fry in corn oil heated to about 375F degrees, until rolls are golden.
  25. Drain thoroughly on paper towels and serve with sauce.

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