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Chinese Egg Rolls

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Ingredients
For filling
  Boiled ham 1⁄4 Pound
  Cooked chicken 1⁄4 Pound
  Sugar peas/Snow peas 1⁄4 Pound
  Scallions 4
  Parsley sprigs 4
  Bean sprouts 1 Pound
  Canned bamboo shoots 8 Ounce (1 Can)
  Canned water chestnuts 8 Ounce (1 Can)
  Salad oil 2 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Soy sauce 1 Tablespoon
  Finely grated fresh ginger 1 Teaspoon
For egg-roll skins
  Eggs 6
  Cornstarch 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
For batter
  All purpose flour 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Cornstarch 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Baking powder 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Egg 1
  Butter 1 Tablespoon
  Plum sauce 1 Tablespoon (Prepared)
  Prepared hot mustard 1 Tablespoon
  Salad oil 2 Cup (32 tbs) (For Deep Frying)
  Salad oil 1 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Take a heavy large skillet, add 2 tbsp oil and finely chopped peas, chicken, ham, bean sprouts, parsley, water chestnuts and bamboo shoots and sauté for 2 minutes. Using a colander drain well. Season with grated ginger, pepper, ½ tsp salt and soy sauce and keep in the refrigerator the filling to chill.

MAKING
2. Take a medium bowl, add 6 eggs and using a rotary beater or wire whisk, whisk till eggs turn frothy. Take a 1 cup measure, add ¼ tsp salt, ¼ cup water and 1/4 cup cornstarch and blend well. Mix with eggs and thoroughly.
3. Take a skillet with 10 inch bottom heat slowly till when water is added it starts sizzling. Brush in a little salad oil to the pan’s bottom. Add 1/3rd cup of batter to the skillet. Slowly tilt the pan so that the batter forms an even coating on the pan bottom.
4. Cook till mixture’s underside turns nicely brown and the top side turns firm. Transfer to a waxed paper. Repeat the process for making 6 egg-roll skins. Brush oil to the pan every time the roll skin is being prepared.
5. Take a medium bowl, add flour, baking powder, salt and cornstarch and mix thoroughly. Slowly, add ½ cup of water and beat to a smooth mixture. Beat in the egg, blend well and keep aside.
6. Divide the filling into 6 equal portions and arrange in the center of the roll skins as a narrow long mound, leaving one inch on each of the ends of the skin. Fold the ends over the filling, roll upwards and using a small amount of butter seal the roll. Make all the 6 rolls in the same way.
7. In a medium skillet, add 1.5 inch deep salad oil and heat to 325°F. Stir the batter well, dip the rolls in the batter and using a slotted spoon, add to the hot oil, two at a time. Fry for 5 minutes, turning halfway through, to allow both sides to turn evenly golden brown. Repeat the process till all the 6 rolls are done.

SERVING
8. Remove, drain excess oil, cut into 1 inch thick pieces and serve immediately with plum sauce.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Bit Difficult
Cuisine: 
Chinese
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Fried
Ingredient: 
Egg
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes

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