In the world of egg and spring rolls, this kind is my absolute favorite…of the fried variety. I love the combination of super thin and crispy wrappers against the piping hot, savory filling. The sweet, spicy and tangy dipping is also the perfect compliment to these extra tasty egg rolls. Getting the correct wrappers is super important; make sure you don’t get these mixed up with standard wonton wrappers…the kind you use to make crab rangoon, dumplings, Chinese style egg rolls, etc. or else you’ll get a totally different end result and you’ll miss out on that extra crispy, flaky fried wrapper. Also, I don’t really recommend trying to bake these egg rolls, they really do yield the best results when fried for a few minutes. These would make a slightly unexpected, but totally delicious addition to your Sunday spread and there’s no better time to get your fry on then Super Bowl Sunday! Enjoy! xx, Jenny
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Vietnamese-Style Pork and Shrimp Egg Rolls
sweet-spicy chile sauce
- 1 ½ tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 ½ tablespoons water
- 1 cup rice wine vinegar
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 teaspoon minced ginger
- 1 ½ tablespoons sambal chile sauce
- ½ pound lean ground pork
- ½ pound raw shrimp, peeled, deveined, cleaned and finely chopped
- 2 ounces maitaki musrooms, lightly sautéed and finely chopped
- ½ cup cooked cellophane noodles, finely chopped
- 1 medium carrot, grated
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tablespoons Asian fish sauce
- 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon white pepper
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 large eggs, well beaten
- 25 spring roll pastry (wrappers), thawed preferably “TYJ SPRING ROLL PASTRY by SPRING HOME”
- canola oil for frying
- For the sauce: Stir together cornstarch and water and set aside. Place sugar and vinegar into a medium pot and simmer until sugar dissolves. Stir in garlic, ginger, chile sauce, and cornstarch slurry (giving it another stir before adding, if contents have settled to the bottom). Allow mixture to simmer for 1 to 2 minutes or until mixture slightly thickens. Remove from heat and allow sauce to cool completely. Sauce will continue to thicken as it cools.
- For egg rolls: Fill a tall pot with 3 inches of oil and preheat to 350˚F.
- Place all filling ingredients into a large mixing bowl and mix together until very well combined. Allow mixture to sit for at least 30 minutes to allow flavors to merry.
- Place a single egg roll wrapper onto a clean surface and brush the surface with a light layer of egg wash.
- Take one corner of the wrapper and fold it about ½ way up to the opposite corner and press down to smooth and seal.
- Place about 2 tablespoons of filling into a narrow log onto the overlapped portion of the wrapper. Take both sides of the wrapper and fold them in, towards the center of the log of filling.
- Brush the ends of the wrapper with more egg wash and tightly roll each egg roll until completely closed and sealed. Place onto a parchment lined baking sheet, seam side-down. Repeat until all the filling and wrappers have been used.
- Carefully drop 3 to 4 egg rolls into the hot oil at a time and fry for 5 to 6 minutes or until golden brown and filling has just cooked through. Drain onto paper towels for 1 minute before transferring onto a baking sheet, lined with a cooling rack. Repeat until all egg rolls have been fried.
- Serve immediately with sweet-spicy chile sauce.
- *Makes 25 Egg Rolls
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You can look up a Youtube video on how to roll these up if you need it clarified.
I hope it’s okay that I mentioned you and this post in my “January Favorites” post on my blog. I think these sound so delicious and left a link on my page. Thanks so much for your great recipes. :)
To Donna…think of an envelope…then fold over tight. Like sending a valentine…sealed with love!
Hmmm…what sil ly girl thought it was a good idea to WHIP these up for dinner???? This girl!!!! A lot of work for dinner but totally worth it!!!! Thank you!!!!
Oh my! Looks so good! Can you share a demo video on how to wrap it?
These look amazing. Since I’ve never made them, more of a visual demonstration on how to fold would be helpful. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks for the feedback, will def keep in mind for the future!
Rebecca @ Bring Back Delicious
Id like to suggest a correction. It should be “Serve immediately at Rebecca’s Super Bowl party” kthx :)
I’d probably go crazy and dip it straight in the sambal chile sauce. It hurts so good.
Jamie | Jamie's Recipes
I love spring rolls! I can’t wait to give your version a try.
I was always under the impression that Vietnamese spring rolls were made with rice paper wrappers. Is that wrong?
Nope, not wrong at all! Traditionally rice paper is used, but using wheat flour pastry sheets has been adopted for many years. I’m a fan of the wheat flour pastry sheets because I think they fry up much more evenly and give a better crispy texture :)
Meghan @ Cake 'n' Knife
I can’t wait to add these to my Super Bowl Sunday menu! YUM.