Baked Pork Egg Rolls

18 Nov

You can often get egg roll wrappers at the grocery store, and definitely at an Asian market. In Dublin, the closest markets are on S Great George St. and Drury Street; in Montreal, Chinatown is right next door on Rue Clark!

Ingredients:

  • 454 g (1 lb) ground pork
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 1/2 cup water chestnuts, chopped
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 12 lg egg roll wrappers
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil

Note: you can substitute the soy sauce/cornstarch/sesame oil/pepper mixture for about 3 tbsp of your favourite teriyaki (or similar) sauce.

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 190 degrees Celsius (375 F)

In a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, cook pork until no longer pink (about 5 minutes). Break up while stirring. Drain off the grease. Add onions, garlic, carrots, and water chestnuts; cook until onions are soft (about 3 minutes).

In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce/cornstarch/sesame oil/pepper mixture and pour in the pan. Toss well to coat the meat and veggies. Take off the heat and let cool slightly.

Making one roll at a time, place a wrapper on the work surface and brush (lightly! You don’t want to drown your egg roll!) with cold water. Spoon in about 3 tablespoons of the filling–or, depending on the size of your egg roll wrappers, enough for a decent egg roll but not so much you can’t roll it–on the bottom third of the wrapper. Leave a centimeter border on the bottom and sides. Roll from the bottom up, and pinch ends to seal. Place seam-side down on a baking pan, and bake for about 20 minutes until golden and crisp.

preparing a Baked Pork Egg Roll
Baked Pork Egg Rolls

Images from: http://www.kitchenbelleicious.com/2010/08/savory-baked-pork-egg-rolls.html

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