Fried Egg rolls are an easy and delicious appetizer recipe that can be eaten as a meal or as a snack. This dish is usually filled with pork and shrimp, but it can be made with different meats and vegetables depending on your preferences and dietary needs. You’ve probably had egg rolls at a restaurant before, but have you ever thought about making them yourself? The Vietnamese egg roll recipe is one of the easiest to try! Get started by reading this blog post for everything you need to know about how to make Vietnamese egg rolls. Then, try your hand at cooking these delicious snacks.
What is a fried egg roll?
Egg rolls are a type of appetizer that is usually served as a meal or a snack. They come in many different flavors and varieties, but the most popular kind is the Vietnamese egg roll.
Vietnamese egg rolls are made from a thin layer of rice paper that’s been soaked in water until it becomes soft and pliable. The rice paper is then wrapped around meat, vegetables, and other ingredients before being deep-fried or baked.
The reason why Vietnamese egg rolls are so popular is that they’re easy to make and taste delicious. The recipe for this dish couldn’t be simpler; you’ll only need five ingredients to make these tasty snacks!
For the filling:
- 1 lb. pork, ground
- 1⁄4 cup fish sauce
- 3 tbsp. sugar
- 2 tbsp. soy sauce
- 1 tsp. white pepper
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 cup carrots, chopped
- 1 cup celery, chopped -1 tsp. red chili flakes
For the exterior:
- 500g of rice vermicelli noodles, cooked and drained
- ½ a head of cabbage, shredded
- 4 large eggs
Making the wraps
An egg roll is a Chinese dish that is usually made with a combination of some sort of meat and vegetables, as well as rice. It’s typically served as an appetizer or as a main dish.
When it comes to making Vietnamese egg rolls, you’ll need to make the wrappers first before filling them with the tasty ingredients. This can be done by combining eggs and flour and then adding hot water and mixing until you get a dough that’s not too wet or dry. The dough should be soft but not sticky. To ensure that the dough has enough moisture, knead it for about 10 minutes before letting it rest for 2 hours.
Next, divide the dough into 8 equal pieces and flatten them on your workspace so they’re all about 1/2 inch thick. Cut each piece in half so you have two long pieces of dough.
Take one piece of dough and place it on the work surface so the edges are facing towards you, then put about 1/2 cup of filling towards the top center of the wrapper and fold over both sides of the wrapper until they meet in the middle, and press together to seal. Once you’ve sealed up both sides, roll up from bottom to top until it forms a cigar
Filling the wrappers with meat and vegetables
The first step of this recipe is to fill the wrappers with meat and vegetables.
The filling is made with a combination of pork, shrimp, green onions, garlic, carrots, and rice noodles. Next, you’ll fry these ingredients in a wok or skillet until they are cooked through. You can also cook them in water if you want to make them vegetarian.
After the mixture has been cooked through, let it cool for a few minutes before using it as your egg roll filling.
Now comes the fun part: wrapping the egg rolls! But first, we’ll need to prepare some wrappers for our egg rolls. Fill a large pot of water and bring it to boil before dropping in about 20-30 wrappers that have been soaked in cold water for just a minute or two. After about three minutes or so, remove the wrappers from the boiling water and place them on a plate lined with paper towels so they can dry off some more.
Get started by putting some filling on one side of your wrapper and rolling it up tightly like you would with sushi or burrito wraps! Then carefully seal the edges of your wrap by pressing down on them with your fingers or using an as little bit of egg white as possible.
Rolling the wraps up tightly
The first step to making egg rolls is to take a wrapper and put it on the table in front of you with the pointy end facing towards you. The wrapper should be dry before you try to roll it up. To do this, you can either dip your fingers in water or use a bit of cooking spray to ensure that it won’t stick together when you’re trying to roll it up.
Next, place your filling about 3 inches from the pointy end. Some people like to put the filling right next to the wrapper, but this will cause it to spill out if you don’t roll it tight enough. You want to make sure there’s just enough room for all of the filling without spilling over into the wrap.
Now comes the tricky part: rolling up your egg roll! Once again, I recommend using a bit of cooking spray on your hands and fork as well as on top of your egg rolls before rolling them up tightly. Dip your hands in water before starting and then pull everything from the bottom of your egg roll upwards while simultaneously rolling from left-to-right or vice versa with a fork dipped in water at an angle going around the outside edge of the wrap.
Once rolled, press down firmly on all
Deep frying the fried egg rolls
The first step you’ll need to take is to deep fry the egg rolls.
While it may seem a little daunting at first, this process will become second nature as you make them more and more. The egg rolls are going to need to be fried in oil, which should be at 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
To do this properly, you’ll want to have a metal bowl that can hold about two cups of oil on hand. Fill the bowl with the desired amount of oil and place it over a burner set to medium or medium-high heat. You don’t want it too high or else the egg rolls will cook too quickly and possibly burn.
Next, carefully submerge each egg roll into the hot oil for a few seconds on each side until they start turning golden brown. If you’re cooking more than one at a time, make sure they aren’t touching so that they don’t stick together while frying.
Remove them from the pot and let them drain on paper towels for about 10 minutes before serving.
Troubleshooting tips for cooking fried egg rolls
Egg rolls can be a delicious and easy snack to make. But it’s important to get the dinner rolling smoothly from the start.
To ensure your egg rolls come out perfect, here are a few tips for cooking them:
- Create a seal on the egg roll wrapper by folding the top right corner over the filling and then sealing it with a dab of water or egg yolk. This will ensure that you have a tight seal when you’re frying them, which will prevent your roll from spilling out.
- Make sure you have room in your pan for all of your egg rolls to fry at once without touching each other. Once they finish frying, you’ll need a place to put them while they cool so they don’t get soggy or too crispy before serving.
- Egg rolls should only be fried in about 1 inch of oil so that they cook quickly and evenly. The fat will also help seal in flavors and keep your food moist.
- Once cooked, let them cool for about 5 minutes before removing them from the pan with tongs and serving them with dipping sauce or sauce on the side.
Vietnamese egg rolls are a great appetizer recipe that can be cooked at home. If you follow the steps outlined in this blog post, you’ll see how easy it can be to make egg rolls for your next gathering!
The best thing about egg rolls is that they are so versatile. You can fill your wraps with any ingredients you want, so feel free to experiment with different kinds of meats and vegetables. The only limit is what you have on hand.
So give these Vietnamese egg rolls a try—they’re a fantastic alternative to the usual appetizer options!
Source: Pho An Sushi Bar