Top 10 popular Foods of Asia: SPRING ROLLS RECIPE

sPRING rolls are food originally obtained from china that it is very popular in southeastern asia , usually popularly so called as the spring of a pristine rolls .Said egg rolls itself originates from the language of hokkien , lunpia , who also happens to be another name of popiah .A prescription egg rolls carried by immigrants will count the chinese esp from the province of fujian , heading to southeastern asia .Immigrants will count dark holy of holies seems catching the fly is remarkable in indonesia and the philippines .That is why , said egg rolls were also known in the philippines .Which are mostly available two types of egg rolls , pt pgn promised to supply egg rolls fresh ( egg rolls wet ) , and spring rolls fried .Egg rolls wet , is egg rolls who do not fried , similar to the spring of roll vietnam which is the usually contains a couple of carrots , shrimp / chicken , who served with a sauce taucho sweet .

Ingredients:

Filling:

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 2 garlic cloves , finely chopped or minced
  • 400 g / 13 oz pork mince (ground pork), or chicken or turkey
  • 6 dried shiitake mushrooms soaked in boiling water OR 8 fresh (Note 1)
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded carrot (1 large or 2 small)
  • 1 1/2 cups (heaped) bean sprouts
  • 1 1/2 cups (packed) shredded green cabbage (any type is fine)
  • 1 tsp cornflour / cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Oyster Sauce
  • 2 tsp soy sauce (light or all purpose is best, dark is also ok)

Spring Rolls:

  • 15 – 20 spring roll wrappers, defrosted (21.5 cm / 8” squares) OR 35 – 40 small spring roll wrappers (Note 2), or Egg Roll wrappers to make Egg Rolls (Note 6)
  • 2 tsp cornflour (for sealing rolls)
  • 1 tbsp water (for sealing rolls)
  • Oil for frying (I use vegetable) OR oil spray for baking (I use canola)

Sweet and Sour Sauce (makes ~ 2/3 cup):

  • 2 tsp cornflour/ cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp water
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar (adjust to taste)
  • 2 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 2 tsp soy sauce

Instructions

FILLING:

  1. Heat oil in a skillet or wok over high heat. Add garlic, stir quickly, then add pork. Cook, breaking it up as you go, until it turns white.
  2. Add carrot, bean sprouts, cabbage and mushrooms. Cook for 3 minutes or until vegetables are wilted. Add cornflour, soy sauce and Oyster sauce, cook for 1 minute until the liquid is gone. The Filling should not be watery, it should be kind of sticky (watery filling = soggy spring rolls
  3. Cool Filling (super speedy: spread on tray, refrigerate 5 minutes). (Hot filling = spring rolls burst open

SPRING ROLL:

  1. Mix cornflour and water in a small bowl (for sealing the rolls).
  2. Carefully peel off one spring roll wrapper, keep the others covered under a damp tea towel.
  3. Place the wrapper with the SMOOTH SIDE DOWN (Note 3) in a diamond position. Place a very heaped dessert spoon of filling on the bottom. Roll up halfway, fold sides in, then finish rolling. Use cornflour sludge to seal. (Watch VIDEO below). They should be about 12 cm / 5″ long, 2.5cm / 1″ wide once wrapped.
  4. Pour enough oil in a wok or large saucepan (Note 4) so it is double the height of the spring rolls. Heat on medium high until hot – stick a bamboo chopstick or wooden spoon handle in, if rapid bubbles appear, then it’s hot enough.
  5. Carefully place spring rolls in the oil (about 4 – 5 at a time) and cook, turning occasionally, until deep golden – around 1 1/2 – 2 minutes. Transfer to paper towels to drain.
  6. Repeat with remaining spring rolls. Serve while hot with Sweet and Sour Sauce!

BAKING option:

Place spring rolls on a rack and place the rack on a tray. Spray very generously with oil all over (use canola or other natural oil). Bake at 200C/400F (standard) or 180C/350F (fan / convection) for 20 to 25 minutes until golden and crispy – no need to turn.

SWEET and SOUR SAUCE:

Combine ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to simmer, stirring regularly, then simmer until it thickens to taste (about 3 – 5 minutes).

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