Classic Easy Lumpia (Phillipino Eggroll)
- Ready In:
- 1hr 5mins
1 Lumpia Roll
- 2 packages lumpia skins, each package has 30 wrappers (found in oriental grocery stores or common in military commisaries)
- 2 1⁄2 lbs 93% lean ground beef
- 1 cup finely shreded celery
- 1 cup finely shredded potato
- 1 cup finely shredded carrot
- 1 garlic cloves or 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- cooking oil (for Frying)
- 1⁄2 cup egg white
- salt (optional)
- In a large Wok (or deep fry pan) cook the ground beef and garlic until no longer pink. Drain and poor meat into Large Bowl.
- Finely shred potatoes, carrots and celery ( the finer the better, large pieces will poke holes in the very thin wrappers).
- Pour all shredded vegetables into meat and mix all ingredients together.
- set aside a sheet pan to lay your rolled lumpia's.
- lay flat one lumpia wrapper at a time.
- take about a table teaspoon (not a measured tea spoon) of the meat/veggie mixture and place in the upper/middle of the wrapper.
- fold over top of wrapper over top of mixture, pull back with wrapper to help pull the mixture in tight. Fold in the left side, roll forward once, then fold in the right side and roll forward once, you should now still have a small area of wrapper left, using a basting brush (or fingers) dip your hands into the egg whites and lightly baste the end, finish rolling forward. The egg whites should wet the warpper enough to seal it, but not soak through and make it soggy. Lay aside.
- Once you are finished wrapping heat vegetable oil in deep fryer to 350-375. Carefully drop in with fry basket or with metal tongs. These should fry for about 3-5 minutes or until a light golden brown. Let drain on paper towels, lightly salt, serve.
- These go well with sweet and sour sauce, soy sauce, or just plain.
- be careful not to overload the lumpia wrapper, they tear very easily and are pretty much useless once you tear them.
- when cooking the ground beef, use a mic and chop type motion to help make the pieces as small as possible .
- Freezer friendly- you can put these into ziplock nags and freeze. I usually use the gallon size bags and put about 7 vertically in the bag (with the ends facing up).i lightly let all the air out, zip, and fold the excess bag over, then stack them in the freezer.
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