“These are the eggrolls my mom made me throughout my childhood and adolescence. I loved them then, and I love them now. They probably aren't for the health conscious.”
READY IN:
50mins
YIELD:
12 eggrolls
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Combine marinade in medium bowl, add pork, mix well, let stand 10 minutes. (If you don't have rice wine, you can use dry sherry).
  2. Place cabbage, carrots, and 3 cups water in a medium saucepan, boil 2 minutes.
  3. Drain, cover with cold water, let cool, drain, squeeze out excess water.
  4. Heat 6 tbs oil in wok (or large skillet) over medium heat 30 seconds. Add pork, cook pork 2 minutes or until no longer pink. Remove and set aside.
  5. Combine cabbage and carrot mixture with mushrooms and bamboo shoots. Cook until soft.
  6. Add salt, sugar, pepper, soy sauce, cornstarch, and cooked pork to the wok. Mix well.
  7. Remove from heat, add sesame oil, mix well.
  8. In a small bowl combine flour and 3 tbs water. Place next to work surface.
  9. Place an eggroll wrap on a flat, clean, and dry surface. Paste edges of wrap with the flour mixture.
  10. Add pork mixture in middle of eggroll wrap, diagonally.
  11. Bring in two sides, opposite of each other.
  12. Then fold over one of the remaining sides, and roll up tight. (It is a lot like rolling a burrito. Just make sure it is nice and tight.).
  13. Try not to let the eggrolls touch each other before cooking, they tend to stick to each other and can tear.
  14. Heat 6 cups of oil in wok, or large skillet. It is ready to use when a drop of water sizzles in the oil.
  15. Place eggroll in oil, cook until both sides are golden and bubbly. (I like to turn my eggrolls over half way through.).
  16. Serve with sweet and sour sauce, or soy sauce.
  17. It can be hard to find ground pork sometimes, my local Walmart carries it. If, however you cannot find any, substitute it with some other kind of meat, such as ground chicken, shrimp, or maybe even ground beef. I have never made it with anything other than ground pork, so let me know if you try it another way.

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