Monday, August 27, 2012

quick and easy baked egg rolls


the other day i made a simple and quick tomato beef stir fry.. that recipe can be found here... to go with it i made veggie baked egg rolls and a sweet n spicy chili dipping sauce.. the egg rolls where crispy and delicious.. but with no frying! i just love making egg rolls.. the following night, since i had left over wrappers, i made taco egg rolls (recipe this week) and i am so making those again..


I was cruising blogs and came across this recipe here... which inspired the recipe below.. :)  since this was a weeknight meal i went as simple as i could.. i used pre packaged cole slaw for my cabbage and carrots.. very easy!!


baked veggie egg rolls

prep time: 30 minutes
cooking time: 20 minutes
servings: 4

ingredients:

sesame oil
3 cups pre packaged cole slaw mix
1 can water chestnuts, drained and chopped
1 can bamboo shoots, drained and chopped (shell didn't like this in it)
2 green onions, chopped (white and green part)
1 tsp. fresh ginger, minced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tblsp. low sodium soy sauce
2 tsp. fish sauce
1 tblsp. rice wine vinegar
12 egg roll wrappers
sweet and spicy chili dipping sauce (recipe below)

heat one - two twirls around a wok with sesame oil over medium heat.. add cole slaw mix, chestnuts, bamboo shoots, ginger and garlic to hot pan.. cook until veggies begin to wilt about 4-5 minutes.. add soy sauce, fish sauce and vinegar and reduce heat.. cook for additional 2 minutes.. add green onions and cook another minute... remove from heat and allow to cool..

pre heat oven to 400 degrees (f).. then have a little bowl of water ready and get out your egg roll wrappers once the above mixture has cooled.. take your wrapper have a corner facing you.. should look like a diamond.. put about 2 tblsp. of mixture  across the center of the egg roll wrapper.. (corner to corner) if you check out this website here there are step by step photos... fold the bottom up and over the filling.. fold in the two side corners, making it like an envelope.. dab your finger in the bowl of water and run along the exposed corner then roll everything up like a burrito..  spray a lined baking sheet with cooking spray, place the rolled up egg roll on the baking sheet.. then spray the tops of the egg rolls with cooking spray.. put in oven and bake for 10 minutes.. then turn them over and spray again and bake an additional 7-10 minutes..remove and serve hot.. :)


sweet n spicy chili dipping sauce

prep time: 5 minutes
cooking time: 5 minutes

ingredients:

1 cup rice wine vinegar
2 tsp.  fish sauce
1 tblsp. agave 
1 tsp. minced garlic
2-3 tblsp. (depending on how hot you like it) sambal oelek chili paste (found on the asian isle)

in a medium sauce pan heat all of the above over medium heat for about 5 minutes.. stirring often.. after about 2 minutes reduce heat to low/simmer.. then remove after about a total of 5 minutes and serve with egg rolls..

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