Pork Egg Rolls Recipe

pork egg rolls
If you are in need of an appetizer to go with your favorite Chinese dinner, this recipe for pork egg rolls is a good option. Preparing your own egg rolls does require a little bit of work but they are so much better than the frozen ones that you can get from the store. The egg rolls can be frozen so when you are ready to prepare your Chinese dinner, you can just pull them out of the freezer. When you go to cook them, you can cook them right from the frozen state, they should not be thawed first. These egg rolls are packed with delicious ingredients such as ground pork, carrot, cabbage and garlic. If you want to cut down on the prep time a little bit you can buy a bag of shredded cabbage and carrot and use that instead of chopping the head of cabbage and the carrots individually. Enjoy.

pork egg rolls

Pork Egg Rolls

Yield: 4 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 50 egg roll wrappers
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch mixed with ¼ cup of cold water
  • Oil (for frying)
  • Ground pork mixture-
  • 1lb ground pork
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • ¼ teaspoon sugar
  • ground black pepper
  • Vegetables-
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • ½ head of cabbage (shredded)
  • 3 carrots (shredded)
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon Chinese rice wine
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • ground black pepper

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl combine ground pork, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, 1 teaspoon cornstarch, ¼ teaspoon sugar. Season with ground black pepper. Allow the mixture to marinate for at least 10 minutes.
  2. Heat a wok or larger skillet to high-heat. Add the pork and stir-fry while breaking up into chunks with a spatula or spoon for 2-3 minutes or until no longer pink. Reduce the heat to medium-low. Push the meat to one side of the pan. Add the garlic, cabbage, carrots and ginger. Stir-fry for 1 minute or until the vegetables are softened. Add the rice wine, 1 tablespoon of soy sauce, ¼ teaspoon of sugar, sesame oil, and season with ground black pepper. Continue to stir-fry for an additional minute. Transfer the pork mixture onto a baking sheet and spread it out evenly to cool. Prop one end of the baking sheet so that it tilts and the moisture can drain to one end of the sheet.
  3. Discard all of the accumulated juices. Dab the pork mixture with paper towels to absorb any remaining water or grease. Lay out an egg-roll wrapper onto a flat surface. Place 1-2 tablespoons of the filling in the corner of the wrapper, so that the filling is not touching the corner. Fold over that corner about half-way up. Fold over the left and right corner to the middle. Using a brush or the bottom of a spoon brush the cornstarch and water mixture onto the edges of the wrapper. Finish rolling up tightly and secure to make sure there are no leaks.  Repeat until all of the egg rolls are used or the filling is gone.
  4. Heat oil in a deep-fryer to 350 degrees F. Add egg rolls and deep-fry in batches, turning occasionally until golden brown. Place onto a plate lined with a paper towel to drain. *These can also be fried in a wok or deep-skillet in about 2 inches of oil heated to 350 Degrees F.

Adapted from Steamy Kitchen

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