Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Gifts From My Garden on Wonderful Wednesday

We mentioned last week that we have an over abundance of cabbages this year and we are still looking for ways to use them up - so today Mom decided to try her hand at homemade spring or egg  rolls. Now even though Mom trained as a chef in a past life as she likes to call it -  she isn't all that fond of time consuming cooking so if there is an easy way to do it - she will find it! Now we already had the cabbage and carrots so we made our own coleslaw - but a packet mix is just fine.

Ingredients
12 egg roll wraps (we bought them at Walmart but any Chinese grocery will have them)
1/2-1 lb ground pork (or chicken or beef)
2 teaspoons chopped fresh ginger
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 (16 ounce) bag shredded cabbage and carrot coleslaw mix (not quite the whole bag)
4 green onions, sliced
1 egg, beaten with
1 teaspoon water
oil (for frying)

Directions:
1 - Brown pork with ginger and garlic in pan; drain any grease.
2 - Mix salt, sugar, soy sauce and sesame oil. Add to pork and mix well.
3 - In large bowl combine cabbage mix and green onions.
4 - Pour hot meat over vegetables and stir well. Let cool slightly.
5 - Lay wrap in front of you so that it looks like a diamond.
6 - Place 3 tablespoons pork filling in center of egg roll wrapper.
7 - Fold bottom point up over filling and roll once.
8 - Fold in right and left points.
9 - Brush beaten egg on top point.
10 - Finish rolling.
11 - Set aside and repeat with remaining filling.
12 - Heat 2-3 inches oil in large frying pan to very hot (350ºF). We used our deep fryer.
13 - Fry a few egg rolls in pan at a time, 2-3 minutes per side.
14 - Drain on paper towels.
15 - Serve with sweet and sour sauce, plum sauce, hoisin sauce or jalapeño pepper jelly.

Now the batch we cooked up made 13 rolls and we froze some for later. To reheat just pop them in the oven for a few minutes to crisp up and taste just as good! Here is the process and we give them all 8 paws rating (even though Mom ONLY gave us a tiny nibble to try - so NOT fair Mom!!!!) And remember - no recipe is set in stone so if you like them spicy you can add some peppers or if there is something you don't like - leave it out :)



18 comments:

  1. Those look DELICIOUS!! We're all sniffing the air and Sam even licked the computer screen!
    Wally & Sammy

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  2. Those look yummy!

    Monty and Harlow

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  3. Great way to use up those early summer crops.

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  4. Our mom's mouf is watering!!!
    stella rose

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  5. Oh man!!! Mom loves them. I bet they are so tasty fresh
    Lily & Edward

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  6. Did you hear that noise? After I licked the computer screen, I passed out and hit the floor. Those look amazing and this little oinker LOVES cabbage. Of course, it doesn't love me later if you get the drift - snort oinks. But I LOVE it. Great food porn my friend. XOXO - Bacon

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  7. Yummo!! The peoples love cabbages! Mom will have to try this!

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  8. Yummo! they look fab...I love making spring rolls..and wontons and pot stickers and..oh dear drooling now! hope mums feeling better guys huge hugs Fozziemum xx

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  9. Looks Yummy but be careful of foods with onions and garlic as they can cause inside bleeding in doggie.

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  10. it looks great! do you think we can replace the meat with shrimps or more veggies?

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  11. DELISH! or you can use your cabbage as the roll too:-) Wish we can grow cabbage too. Happy Wednesday. Golden Woofs

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  12. Oh dear, how are you going to make mashed potatoe egg rolls? How you get better soon so you can eat those yummie leftovers in the freezer.

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  13. OMD our MOM is Crazy about Cabbage Rolls... has been since she was a PUP... BUTT she has NEVER made them at home.

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  14. Well we have only one thing to say
    YUM!
    hugs
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Greta

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  15. Looks pretty good but our mom is NOT a chef! We hope your mom is better!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  16. YUmmie!!!!!

    Your mom is a very talented chef! Those look complicated.

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  17. They look absolutely delicious! yummmmm

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

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  18. MMMMM, maybe we can get Man to make some of those (Lady doesn't cook)

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