Friday, January 8, 2010

Egg Rolls (vietnamese style)

I love egg rolls, especially Vietnamese ones, so when I make my own, I always go for that style.

I've blogged about these before, but last time I baked them. Since fried ones are so much better and you're allowed to indulge during the holidays, I fried them this time. Everything else was pretty much the same.

I made these weeks ahead of time and froze them individually and fried them up the day of and served them with chili sauce. A tasty and easy appetizer for any time of the year!

- ground pork
- carrots
- onions
- glass noodles (mung bean noodles)
- garlic
- wood ear mushrooms
- fish sauce
- soy sauce
- egg rolls wrappers
- oil (for frying)

- Shred the carrots and set aside.
- Finely dice the onions and set aside.
- Mince the garlic and set aside.
- Soak the glass noodles in water until they're pliable (about 15-30 minutes), then cut them into shorter more manageable pieces.
- Soak the wood ear mushrooms until they're soft (hot water will speed this up), then cut it into thin strips.
- Mix everything together, seasoning to taste with soy and fish sauce. You can always fry up a small portion of the filling before wrapping the egg rolls to make sure it tastes good.
- Take a sheet of egg roll wrapper and fill it with a diagonal line of filling and wrap it up.
- You can either fry them immediately or put them in the freezer at this point to fry up at a later date.


Sook said...

I love the sweet chili sauce! My favorite! :) The rolls look perfect and crispy.

pigpigscorner said...

Spring rolls with chili sauce...yum! Anything fried is always so inviting.

TabzChewy said...

hope you're doing well! :]

as for the egg rolls (are they normally called spring rolls?), they look amazinggg! If they're what I think they are, our family also enjoys them with worchester sauce. The thin tangy sauce makes me feel a little less guilty about enjoying these...

Lakeside Smoker said...

Those look great!

MrsLavendula said...

i love egg rolls! these looks so good and crunchy! ok, craving for food right after lunch is a no no!

Pete said...

This looks good. There is one restaurant serving good Vietnamese style near my place!

Noob Cook said...

I love these spring rolls with the chilli dip. Love this type of finger food!

Juliana said...

Oh! Yummie....Vietnamese egg rolls, love it with the sweet chili sauce...

Colleen said...

I love egg rolls too - these look delicious!

Jo said...

These rolls look fantastic and I'm a sucker for any Vietnamese food.

Laura in Paris said...

Such nice posts! All alike all different!

stephchows said...

I'd prob. stick with the baking, but MAN they look delicious both ways!

The Food Hunter said...

Good Job...they look great.

Ingrid_3Bs said...

Amen, to that whole post! Now pass me an egg roll please?

foodhoe said...

of all the fried rolls, I love the Vietnamese rolls best! They look fantastic

TasteHongKong said...

Love this as snack just to refrain myself from eating too much.