I hope you are having a great weekend! One thing I love about weekends is that I sometimes (normally? often? usually?) have more time to play in the kitchen than during the week. Yesterday I made egg rolls!!
It’s not hard at all and they turned out really good! You too can make egg rolls and impress your friends and family! 🙂
inspired by Lil’ Luna
makes about 10 egg rolls
1 12-oz package of broccoli cole slaw mix (contains shredded broccoli, carrots, red cabbage)
2 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
oil (olive oil or stir fry oil and vegetable oil)
1 package of egg roll/spring roll wrappers (mine were 6.5″ squares – look in the produce section by the mushrooms)
a little water
What To Do
Heat some (maybe a couple tablespoons – sorry, I didn’t measure) olive oil or stir fry oil in a large pan on the stove over medium heat. Add the cole slaw mix and cook for about 10 minutes, until soft (tender-crisp?). You should eat some to make sure it’s how you want it – some people might like it softer/crunchier than others. About halfway through (5 minutes), add the shredded chicken. You might not use it all, depending on how big the chicken breasts were. Just add as much as you want and looks like a good balance of chicken and vegetables (again, sorry, I didn’t measure). At this point I also added some splashes of soy sauce. Again, taste as you go.
Here’s what mine looked like at this point:
After the cole slaw and chicken mixture is cooked to your liking, take it off the heat. Now you will prepare your egg rolls!
Fill your egg roll wrappers with roughly 1/3 cup (I did measure this!) of the cole slaw/chicken mixture.
Wrap it up and continue until you’re out of filling. Mine made 9 egg rolls but yours could make more/less depending on how much filling you put in and also how much chicken you added…and how big your wrapper is.
Wrapping Step 1 – fold in the sides first
Wrapping Step 2 – fold up the bottom and put some water along the top part,
where the white line is in the picture (I used my finger)
Wrapping Step 3 – roll away from you and the water will adhere the wrapper to itself
Now I never fry food so don’t have any fancy frying gadgets so I just heated up some vegetable oil in a small pan on medium-low heat and fried 2 egg rolls at a time. Check them frequently, as they brown quickly. Turn over and don’t forget the sides and ends!
Place on some paper towels when you’re done frying and repeat until you are finished. You might need to add more oil at some point. Be careful!!
Serve while they’re hot and crispy. If you need to reheat them, I recommend using the oven, not the microwave.
It was super fun to try something new and have it turn out well. I hope you give it a try some time. It really doesn’t take long once you get going…especially if you’re not stopping to take pictures at every step! 🙂
Have a great week!