Thursday, August 19, 2010

Homemade Egg Rolls

The other day after watching Iron Chef, I had an urge to make homemade egg rolls. It's a lot easier than you think and you can freeze some to have as a ready-to-go snack!
Here's what you need:
1 lb ground beef (or pork)
1 teaspoon minced ginger
1 teaspoon minced garlic
2 cups coleslaw mix
3 green onions, finely chopped
2 tablespoons oyster sauce
vegetable oil
 Stir-fry meat or tofu and ginger in wide skillet over high heat until lightly browned. Next, add coleslaw mix and green onions, cooking for about 2 minutes. Then, stir in oyster sauce and allow mixture to cool. Now for the rolling/folding, use about two tablespoons filling for each egg roll, nothing more or you won't be able to roll them.
To fold:
1. Place filling diagonally on wrapper.
2. Fold corner over filling; roll snugly half-way to cover filling.

3. Fold up both sides snugly against filling; moisten edges of last flap with a little bit of water.

4. Roll over flap to seal; lay flap-side down.
After rolling you can either freeze or fry the egg rolls.
Frying: Deep-fry at 350 degrees, turning occasionally, until golden, 2-3 minutes. Drain on paper towels, let cool and enjoy!  
 Freezing: If you want to save some, freeze them immediately after you roll them up. Line them up on a cookie sheet and freeze, after they are frozen you can put them in a zippy bag. When you are ready to cook them, just fry them frozen.
This makes about 20 egg rolls. I served mine with soy sauce, store-bought duck sauce, and homemade special sauce.

Special Sauce:
6 tablespoons soy sauce
1/4 cup rice vinegar
2 teaspoons sesame oil
2 teaspoons sugar

To make the dipping sauce, combine the soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil, and sugar in a small bowl. Stir well, makes a half a cup.



  1. Looks yummy! It's true that you can just make a whole bunch, freeze them, and then use them when you're ready!

    Great recipe!

  2. Stopping by from SITS. These look super yummy!!They look way less complicated then I thought!

  3. Hmmm...probably shouldn't show this recipe to the husband...he'll want to make them and end up making the kitchen even messier.


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