Crispy, crunchy, Springs rolls filled with meat and vegetables.
High heat oil for frying Spring Rolls
2Packs of25 count Spring Roll Wrappers, in the freezer section. Keep frozen until ready to use.
8ozClear Glass or Bean Thread Noodles(Soaked in warm water till soft)
2.5ozof Dried Black MushroomsSoaked in water till soft.
2Cupsof Shredded Carrots
1/2CupFinely Chopped Cilantrostems included
2lbsof Ground ChickenPork, or Turkey (See Post for substitutions on Shrimp or Cabbage to make vegetarian)
3Tbspof Golden Mountain Soy Sauce
3Tbspof Mushroom or Oyster Sauce
Remove frozen spring roll wrappers and place on counter. They will thaw while the filling is put together.
Soak noodles and dried mushrooms in separate bowls until soft. Once soft, cut noodles with kitchen shears into smaller pieces. Drain both and add to a large mixing bowl.
If making vegetarian, then cook shredded cabbage with a tablespoon of oil until slightly softened. If using shrimp, then place in a food processor until slightly ground.
Add all remaining ingredients to a large mixing bowl, and using you hands, with gloves to make it less messy, mix everything until incorporated.
You can also do a taste test, by place a spoonful into a microwave bowl and heat on high for about 30-45 seconds.
Rolling the Spring Rolls:
Use a large cutting board as your work surface.
Place 1 sheet of spring roll wrapper onto your board and have it in a diamond shape instead of a square. Add a large spoonful of filling into the lower part of the wrapper and spread to about 4 in width in the center of the wrapper.
Fold the bottom portion over the filling and smooth it over the filling to shape the spring roll. Then fold the left and right sides up against the filling and smooth over. Then roll upwards and seal with your finger dipped in water or a scrambled egg.
Once you have all your spring rolls done, heat oil in a fryer or large heavy pot to 350 degrees, deep fry until spring rolls are golden brown.
If saving, place spring rolls in a zip top freezer bag and freeze up to 3 months. When eating remove from freezer and fry spring rolls frozen until golden brown.