Spring Rolls

Spring Rolls: so good yet so…greasy. Ever wish there was a way to make (and eat) them without so much oil? Your search ends here! With an iron griddle you can makes these tasty rolls without the excess oil. If you’re looking for an iron griddle or not sure what it is, we encourage you to check it out by clicking this one:

This recipe was inspired from the Spring Rolls recipe in Chinese Cooking: A Collection of Easy & Elegant Recipes. Just a few quick notes on the ingredients: for the shrimp we used frozen pre-cooked shrimp, but using raw shrimp can work too (just make sure to cook it a little bit longer). Also, most of the “saltiness” comes from the soy sauce, so make sure not to add too much salt.

Ingredients:

  • 6 mushrooms
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 80z ground pork
  • 2 tsp dark soy sauce
  • a pinch of salt
  • 3 tablespoons chopped shrimp
  • 2 cups bean sprouts
  • About 20 spring roll skins
  • 1 egg white

Method:

Finely slice the mushrooms, and coarsely chop the bean sprouts. Heat a deep pan, add the vegetable oil, and ground pork. Once the pork begins to brown, add the soy sauce, mushrooms, and little bit of salt. Stir for a few minutes over high heat. Next, add the shrimp and bean sprouts (if you’re using raw shrimp, first add them and then, after a few minutes, add the bean sprouts). Cook for another few minutes (make sure the ground pork is fully cooked!). Let the mixture cool.

Once the mixture has cooled, take a spring roll skin and put about a tablespoon of the mixture diagonally in it. Then fold the two sides snugly over the filling. Take the bottom corner and fit it tightly (but not too tightly) over the two sides. Take the top corner and fit it over the other corners. Seal with the egg white and lay flap-side down (if this all sounds too confusing, the back of the pack you bought the spring rolls in should have directions on it–and pictures!)

Heat the iron griddle. Place a few of the spring rolls on it (the bigger your iron griddle, the more spring rolls you can fit on it). When the spring roll browns, turn it over. When both sides are done, dip in soy sauce and enjoy!

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