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Eggrolls

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The Kitchen Witch demonstrates her original recipe for homemade egg rolls as part of a four part series to help home cooks put together a classic take out Chinese dinner at home.
Ingredients
  Egg roll wrappers 1 Packet (or large spring roll wrappers)
  Peanut oil 1 Teaspoon
  Sesame oil 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Lean boneless pork 1⁄2 Pound
  Onion 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), diced
  Celery 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), diced
  Red pepper 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), diced
  Button mushrooms 4 , chopped finely
  Fresh ginger 1 Teaspoon, minced
  Fresh minced garlic 1 Teaspoon
  Cooked shrimp meat 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Water chestnut 1 Cup (16 tbs), chop
  Asian flavor boost 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Shredded cabbage 2 Cup (32 tbs) (I use pre-made coleslaw mix)
  Fresh bean sprout 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Eggs 1 , beaten
For frying
  Peanut oil 3 Cup (48 tbs)
For asian flavor boost
  Fresh garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), minced
  Soy sauce 1 Tablespoon
  Hoisin sauce 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Sweet chili sauce 2 Tablespoon
  Fresh minced ginger 2 Teaspoon
  Rice wine vinegar 1 Tablespoon
  Sriracha chili sauce 1 Teaspoon
  Sesame oil 1 Teaspoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. In a small bowl, combine all the flavor boost ingredients and mix well. Set it aside.
2. In food processor, drop pork and pulse 3-4 times or until ground.

MAKING
3. Place a wok or skillet on medium high flame, and heat 1 tsp peanut oil and sesame oil in it.
4. Add ground pork, onion, celery, red pepper, and mushroom. Stir and cook until the meat is cooked through and the vegetables become soft.
5. Turn the flame to low. Drop ginger, garlic, and Asian flavor boost in it. Stir and saute until well combined.
6. Throw shrimp meat and water chestnut in wok. Mix well.
7. In a large bowl, mix together cabbage, and bean sprouts.
8. Transfer the hot pork mixture into the bowl with cabbage. Mix to combine.
9. Into the food processor, transfer the mixture and pulse just until the mixture resembles mulch. Allow the mixture to cool. Drain off excess liquid, if any through a strainer before filling the egg roll.
10. Now, lay egg roll wrapper on counter top, and place 2 teaspoon of mixture on each wrapper. Brush all sides with beaten egg. Fold roll as shown in the video.
11. In a wok, heat the remaining peanut oil to 350- 375 degree F.
12. Drop egg rolls in hot oil and fry until golden and crispy, turning occasionally.
13. On a baking rack, place the rolls to drain and cool.

SERVING
14. Serve egg rolls hot with tomato ketchup.

TIPS
You can prepare the flavor boost ahead of time and use it in many Asian style dishes like meatballs, stir fries, soup, and lettuce wrap.
The egg rolls can be made ahead of time and frozen after they are wrapped and rolled.
Drop frozen egg rolls in hot oil and fry then for an additional 1 ½ minute.
Fried egg rolls can be covered and kept at room temperature. Five minutes before serving time, pop it in 475 degree F oven and bake for 3-5 minutes or until they are warmed through and crispy.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Chinese
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Deep Fried
Occasion: 
New Year
Ingredient: 
Pork
Preparation Time: 
35 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
65 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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