Is It Egg Roll or Eggroll?

Recipe by riffraff
READY IN: 1hr 45mins
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    large onion, chopped
  • 6
    tablespoons garlic, minced (at least)
  • 1 -2
    teaspoon fresh ginger (no powder please)
  • 3
    big carrots (chopped or shredded)
  • 12 - 34
    head napa cabbage (shredded or chopped,regular will work fine)
  • 1 -2
    cup bean sprouts (fresh please, leave them out if you do not like them)
  • water chestnut (optional)
  • celery (optional)
  • cilantro (optional)
  • hot pepper, chopped (optional)
  • salt and pepper
  • 25
    egg roll wraps or 25 lumpia skins, the thin ones, i get them in the freezer section of my local Asian market
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DIRECTIONS

  • Brown the meat in a large pan.
  • Add onion, garlic, ginger, carrots and some salt and pepper halfway through.
  • Remove from heat when carrots are tender.
  • Stir in cabbage and bean sprouts, this will help cool the mixture down.
  • Taste it now and see if it needs any more salt, good huh.
  • Drain this mixture VERY WELL, moisture is you enemy in this recipe.
  • I put it in a colander with a plate on top and a weight.
  • It will look like there are more veggies than meat, that is a good thing.
  • Blot it with a paper towel, it does not have to be bone dry, just not puddling and it needs to be cool before rolling.
  • We are almost there, have a glass of wine while you are waiting for it to cool!
  • Stir occasionally in the colander to get the hiding moisture.
  • Lay the wrapper so that one point is towards you.
  • Put about about 3 tablespoons of mixture across the wrapper.
  • Here is where I add a bit of cilantro, green onion, chopped hot pepper.
  • Fold the point that is pointing at you up over the mixture.
  • Now fold the corner on the right over that, now the point on the left and begin to roll till you get to the end.
  • Moisten the last point and finish the roll.
  • Freeze these individually on a cookie sheet covered with plastic wrap than put in freezer bags unless you are eating them right away.
  • To cook them remove to a cookie sheet (do not thaw) and spray them with Pam, Bratty used garlic flavored and said it was good.
  • Bake at 350 for about 10 minutes, turn over and spray again and bake another 10 to 15 minutes.
  • They will not get all brown like fried ones but they will be crispy and delicious.
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