Fried Spring Rolls

Guys! I don’t know about you – but I LOVE a good veggie egg roll.  I’m not a big fan of spring rolls, but well, you gotta do what you gotta do when you’re avoiding wheat &/or gluten.  So, I figured I’d give it a try to fry a homemade spring roll and trick my brain to believe it’s an egg roll 🙂

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I sliced cabbage, shredded carrots, cut up green onions, and added some organic pea sprouts all into a big bowl.  I mixed them around and then I cooked them down a little bit.

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I added a teeny bit of oil to my veggie mix and just sauteed them for a few minutes.

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Then I added peanut oil to a pan to fry them.

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I set up my kitchen in preparation for this gigantic mess I was about to make (remember, I was making 5 first time chinese dishes thig night – haha).  I used a pie plate with warm water to soften my spring rolls.  You have to dip them in for a few seconds and then you can lay them on a cutting board, load your veggie filling, and wrap the spring roll up.  Then I put them on a cookie sheet to dry for a few minutes BEFORE frying.  It’s important to make sure you’re letting them dry before you fry (that rhymes 😀 )

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Don’t mind my stained cookie sheet – If your cookie sheets are perfect and don’t look like mine, we can’t be friends.  I do have some VERY nice cookie sheets but for some odd reason I refuse to put them in the oven because I know if I start, they will end up exactly like the one above. Hah!

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Once the spring rolls have dried, I put them in the peanut oil & let them fry.  They only take a few minutes- You’ll know when they’re done because they turn a bubbly brownish color.

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Being honest here, they didn’t turn out perfect.  As you can see the one ended up with a GIANT hole in the side of it. Yikes!  They also soak up a lot of the oil so make sure you’re frying these right before you’re ready to eat them – A double fry is not going to work well & it’s going to make them extra soggy if you try.

We served these up with some duck sauce & spicy mustard that we still had on hand from the last time we ordered Chinese food.  They were pretty amazing – honestly it worked to satisfy my craving for an egg roll!

Ingredients:

1 head cabbage

4-5 green onions

3 shredded carrots

Handful pea sprouts (optional)

Spring rolls

Peanut Oil

Recipe:

1. Slice your cabbage and reen onions and combine with shredded carrots and pea sprouts in a big bowl.  Mix these all up

2. Add to a saute pan & cook down for 3 minutes.

3. Using a pie pan with warm water in it, add your spring roll until it begins to soften.  Lay your spring roll on a cookie sheet or plate and add your veggie cabbage filling.  Roll your spring roll up (top, bottom, and then roll sides in).  Set on a cookie sheet to dry for at least 5 minutes.

4. Heat your peanut oil in a frying pan.  Once heating, fry your spring rolls until golden brown.

5. Once your spring rolls are golden brown, set on a plate covered with a napkin for a few minutes to cool.  Once cooled, enjoy!

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