Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Rosie Makes Egg Rolls.

 Rosie is having a love affair ...

... with Mrs. Chiang and her cookbook.

I'm making egg rolls today.

I mixed equal amount of ground pork and chopped shrimp.

Mix well.

Dried mushrooms.

Pour boiling water over top and cover.
Let soften for about 10 minutes,
then thinly slice.

For the marinade,
add in 2 TB soy sauce,
1 tsp sesame oil,
and 1 TB cornstarch.

Mix well and set aside.
Let marinate about 20 minutes
while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.

Shred a little cabbage
and slice some scallions.

Make a little omelet.
Pour in a beaten egg in a little melted butter in your skillet.

Low heat.
Swirl it around.

And flip.
Set aside.

Next, I'm making a dipping sauce:
small knob of ginger, minced
garlic clove, minced
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 TB rice vinegar
1 TB white wine vinegar
1 tsp sesame oil
1 TB honey
1 scallion, chopped
1 tsp sugar
lime zest
toasted peanuts
Mix all together.

Set aside.

 Take your omelet and ...
... cut into strips.

Slice the shrooms.

Other ingredients for my egg rolls -
bean sprouts and alfalfa sprouts.

Melt butter in a skillet and ...
... add pork and shrimp mixture.

Use a paper towel to soak up any grease.

Get your ingredients ready:
cooked shrimp and pork mixture
omelet strips
shredded cabbage
sliced scallions
sliced mushrooms
egg roll wrappers

Don't over-fill your wrappers.

Place filling in center of wrapper.

Go around the edges with water to seal.

Start rolling.

Heat peanut oil to 350°
and carefully drop in egg rolls,
one at a time.

Fry until a beautiful golden brown.
Drain on paper towels.

Dipping sauce, hot mustard, duck sauce, soy sauce.

I loves me a good egg roll
and one can't get a full-flavored egg roll
at the China Macs down here.
If you want a good egg roll,
you have to make it yourself.


Tammy said...

Rosie, I absolutely love this! Eggrolls are just the best...and I have to stop at the store anyway so I'm making a note to pick up some eggroll dough.

I made them a few yrs ago for New Years and they were a hit...can't beat homemade.

I love the idea of adding the omelet to your mixture. Looks so delicious!

Tammy <3

Rosie Hawthorne said...

Tammy, Mrs. Chiang's egg rolls are the best!

zzzadig said...


Rosie Hawthorne said...

I coulda sworn there was ginger in there.