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- Oh, these are the quintessential "egg rolls". Sooooo good.
- S. Chokel
Serves/Makes:15 lumpia, 4 cups sauce
- Lumpia Ingredients:
- 1 pound ground chicken or turkey
- 1 pound ground pork
- 1/2 pound shrimp, shelled and cut small
- 2 medium potatoes, peeled and diced small
- 2 medium carrots, peeled and diced small
- 1 pound green beans, trimmed and cut small
- 1/4 pound bean sprouts
- 1 small cabbage head, shredded
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 30 egg roll skins
- Optional msg, to taste
- 2 cups (475 ml) vegetable oil, for frying
- Sauce Ingredients:
- 1 clove garlic, crushed
- 1/2 cup (125 ml) brown sugar
- 1/2 cup (125 ml) soy sauce
- 1-1/2 cups (350 ml) water
- 4 tbsp (60 ml) cornstarch
- 1/3 cup (80 ml) cold water
- 1 tbsp (15 ml) vegetable oil
- Lumpia Directions:
- Brown meat and chicken in pan, drain fat, remove from pan, set aside.
- Brown garlic and onion in butter; add shrimp and salt.
- When shrimp is pink, add meat and chicken.
- When meat is cooked, add beans.
- When beans are soft, add potatoes and carrots.
- Cook till tender, then add cabbage and bean sprout last.
- Cook for 5 minutes. Add salt and MSG (optional) to taste.
- Drain before adding to wrapper.
- With wrapper corner toward you, place 2 to 3 tbsp (45 ml) cooked mixture in wrapper.
- Roll into tight roll and seal end with a water-flour paste.
- Fry rolls in oil until brown over medium-medium high heat.
- Drain on paper towels.
- Amounts can be adjusted to your tastes. May substitute two 14 oz (392 grm). cans of French-style beans for the fresh green fresh green beans.
- Sauce Directions:
- Mince the garlic and mix the cornstarch into the 1/3 cup (80 ml) water.
- Heat the oil in a medium saucepan on medium heat; add garlic and saute until softened.
- Stir in brown sugar, soy sauce and 1-1/2 cups (350 ml) water.
- Slowly add cornstarch mixture stirring constantly until thickened.
- Makes 4 cups (950 ml).
- Lumpia is delicious and a fun food to eat. Very much like the "egg rolls" most of us love, only a better combination and better flavors!
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