I usually try to cook a nice meal on Sundays, especially when my son’s have their girlfriends over. Yesterday, they requested Chinese food. I have made Stir-Fry and Oriental Noodles, lots of times. But, egg rolls, well, that was a new one. While thinking about having to buy either frozen ($2.50 for 4 at Aldi’s) or from Take-Out ($1 each), I knew that was way too much money to spend. So, I had my son look for a recipe online, and I headed to Walmart and Aldi’s for the ingredients.
They were surprisingly very easy to make,(my son and his girlfriend actually made most of them) and only cost about $6.00 for 20 egg rolls.
- 1 lb. Ground Pork
- 1 t. Ground Ginger (I used fresh)
- 1 t. Garlic Powder (I used fresh, again)
- 1 quart Oil
- 2 T. Flour
- 2 T. Water
- 2 c. Cabbage (I bought a bag of broccoli, carrots & cabbage already cut at Walmart for $1.30, it worked great)
- 2 oz. Carrots
- Egg Roll Wrappers (these are in the produce section, they come 20 in a pkg)
Fry the pork and add the ginger and garlic. Mix with vegetables, set aside.
I took step by step photos, and decided to combine them to make the post a little shorter.
Starting at the top left –
1. Lay egg roll wrapper out with a corner facing you, place 1/4-1/3 c. mixture on the wrapper
2. Fold over corner
3. Fold in side corners
4. Fold over again
5. Combine flour and water to make paste. Spoon a little paste on edge of wrapper.
6. Fold over last time and seal
7. We placed ours on a cookie sheet until frying
8. Fry in hot oil
We were able to fry 4 at a time, so we placed them in a foil lined 13×9 pan to stay warm until we were done.
Cooks Note: Next time we make these, I will add a little more seasoning. Also, we put them on paper towel to soak up some of the oil, they were still a little greasy, next time I will add more paper towel and pat them down a bit.