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Best Egg Rolls

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Best Egg Rolls

 

 

Introduction

Egg rolls are a popular appetizer in Chinese-American cuisine, beloved for their crispy exterior and

flavorful filling. Making egg rolls at home allows you to enjoy them fresh and customize the

ingredients to your liking. Here’s a comprehensive recipe to help you create the best egg rolls, perfect

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for any occasion.

Ingredients

 

For the filling:

1 lb (450g) ground pork or chicken

2 cups shredded cabbage

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1 cup shredded carrots

1 cup bean sprouts

3 green onions, finely chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 tablespoons soy sauce

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1 tablespoon oyster sauce

1 teaspoon sesame oil

1 teaspoon grated ginger

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1/4 teaspoon salt

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For the egg rolls:

20 egg roll wrappers

1 egg, beaten (for sealing)

Oil for frying

Instructions

 

Prepare the filling:

Cook the meat: In a large skillet or wok, cook the ground pork or chicken over medium heat until

fully cooked, breaking it up into small pieces.

Add vegetables: Add the cabbage, carrots, bean sprouts, and green onions to the skillet. Cook for

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about 5-7 minutes until the vegetables are tender.

Season the filling: Stir in the garlic, soy sauce, oyster sauce, sesame oil, ginger, black pepper, and

salt. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld. Remove from heat and let it

cool slightly.

Assemble the egg rolls:

Prepare the wrappers: Place an egg roll wrapper on a clean, dry surface with one of the corners

pointing towards you (like a diamond shape).

Add the filling: Spoon about 2 tablespoons of the filling onto the center of the wrapper.

Fold and roll: Fold the bottom corner over the filling, then fold in the sides, and roll up tightly. Brush

a little beaten egg on the top corner to seal the egg roll. Repeat with the remaining wrappers and

filling.

Fry the egg rolls:

Heat the oil: In a large, deep skillet or pot, heat about 2 inches of oil to 350°F (175°C).

Fry the egg rolls: Carefully place a few egg rolls in the hot oil, being careful not to overcrowd the

skillet. Fry for 3-5 minutes, turning occasionally, until golden brown and crispy.

Drain and serve: Remove the egg rolls with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Serve hot

with your favorite dipping sauce.

Tips for Success

Prevent sogginess: Ensure the filling is not too wet by draining any excess liquid before wrapping.

Seal well: Make sure the egg rolls are sealed tightly to prevent them from bursting open during

frying.

Maintain oil temperature: Keep the oil temperature consistent to ensure even frying. Too low, and

the egg rolls will absorb too much oil; too high, and they will brown too quickly on the outside

without cooking through.

Conclusion

 

Making egg rolls at home can be a fun and rewarding experience. With this recipe, you’ll achieve

perfectly crispy and delicious egg rolls every time. Enjoy them as an appetizer, snack, or even a main

dish, and impress your friends and family with your culinary skills!

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