Monday, April 30, 2012

Easy homemade egg rolls

If you have never made egg rolls at home, you must try these!  They are so easy and sooo much better than even most restaurants.  And when you make them at home they are so nice and crispy!

This isn't really a recipe, just kind of what I did and what we liked :-)

You start by thinly slicing some napa cabbage and some green onions.  Then I add some shredded carrots.

Next, brown some sausage and add it to the cabbage mixture.  Drizzle in a little soy sauce to kind of bind everything together.

Now comes the wrapping part.  I buy these wraps at Wal-Mart in the produce section.  Kind of by the tofu and organic items.

Lay out the wrap like a diamond and add about 1/4 cup of the filling.  You don't want to little filling or the wrap will roll around itself too many times and end up doughy after frying.  But you don't want too much filling or it will be too hard to roll and seal.  After you make a few of them you'll see how much you'll need.  You are supposed to place the filling closer to the bottom, but apparently I didn't do that this time!

Now, the rolling...tuck the bottom part over and around the filling, then fold in the sides...(by the way, the wrapping instructions are on the back of the wraps package!)

Next, you dab a little water on the rest of the edges (kind of like where the glue would be on an envelope) and roll the filling part on up.  The water will really help make the top part stick.  Also, if I have any gaps, I will dab a little water there too.  If there are too many openings, it will fill with oil during frying and be too greasy.     Here is a plate ready to cook up!

I like to fry them in a skillet with straight sides in about 2-3 inches of oil. That way I can do 6-7 at a time. Fry on one side until brown and then turn them and cook until the other side is brown.  Drain on paper towel.  So crispy and soooo good!!

I just serve them up with a little fried rice and a side of soy sauce for dipping.  This post is making me hungry!  I may need to make these again soon!

Try these will be so glad you did!!

Homemade Fried Egg Rolls

2 cups shredded napa cabbage
2-3 sliced green onions
1 cup shredded carrots
1 lb sausage, browned ( I used Jimmy Dean Lite. It's not as greasy, there is not much to drain off)
few dashes of soy sauce.
1 pkg egg roll wraps

Mix ingredients, roll in wraps.  Fry a few minutes on each side and it's supper time!!