This spring roll recipe was surprisingly easy to make. I thought more effort and time went into making these little bite sized rolls of glory. I was wrong. Forty minutes total time to make these? Yes I’ll just make my own from now on. No need to drive 20 miles to the Chinese food restaurant that serves the best spring rolls, no I can make them myself and modify the filling to exactly what I want to eat today. I’m glad I found a recipe to make these!
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Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 40 mins
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon rice wine (or white wine)
freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1 pound ground chicken
2 tablespoons cooking oil, divided
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
1 stalk green onion, chopped
½ head of small cabbage (about 8 ounces), shredded
2 carrots, thin julienne cut
2 tablespoons oyster sauce
1 tablespoon cornstarch
¼ cup water
50 spring roll wrappers, defrosted
In a large bowl, combine the soy sauce, wine, pepper and cornstarch.
Add in the chicken and mix well. Let marinate for 10 minutes (or up to overnight in the refrigerator).
Heat a wok or large saute pan over high heat, when hot, swirl in just 1 tablespoon of the cooking oil. Stir fry the ground chicken until browned.
Remove browned ground chicken from wok to a bowl and set aside.
Wipe the wok clean and turn heat to medium.
When just starting to get hot, swirl in the remaining cooking oil.
Add in the green onion, garlic and ginger and cook for 30 seconds.
Add in the carrots and cabbage.
Stir well and turn the heat to medium-high, stir fry the vegetables for 2 minutes, or until the carrots have softened.
Add the cooked chicken back into the wok, stir well.
Add in the oyster sauce and toss again.
Spread the mixture out on a baking sheet to let cool.
Prop up the baking sheet on one end so that any liquid collects on the other side.
When the mixture is cool, discard the liquid.
In a small bowl, whisk together the cornstarch and water. This is your slurry.
Open the egg roll wrapper package, cover with barely damp towel to prevent drying out.
Add 1 tablespoon of filling to egg roll and roll up. Secure with cornstarch slurry.
Keep rolled egg rolls covered with plastic wrap to prevent drying.
When ready to fry, heat 1 ½" of oil in a wok or deep, heavy skillet to 350F
Carefully slide in the egg rolls, a few at a time, to the oil to fry.
Turn the egg rolls occasionally to brown evenly and fry for about 3 minutes.