Comments on: My Mother’s Famous Chinese Egg Rolls
Steamy Kitchen Food Blog: fast recipes, simple recipes, with fresh ingredients to create delicious meals.Wed, 18 Dec 2013 19:17:44 +0000hourly1http://wordpress.org/?v=3.7.1By: audra
Mon, 16 Dec 2013 20:05:04 +0000http://steamykitchen.com/?p=13029#comment-1101110The techniques I found basically call for making a sticky dough ball (couple various recipes) and taking that dough ball in hand and to simply put smearing it in the bottom of a non stick pan on medium heat so that it leaves behind a film of the dough. Cook for few seconds not browned & then set aside. I only got 3 usuable wrappers (only tried it once) so practice is a must and I think my dough was too runny. Search on youtube for some videos. Good luck.
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Mon, 16 Dec 2013 13:15:49 +0000http://steamykitchen.com/?p=13029#comment-1101106I TOTALLy agree that it would be great if it were possible to make the wrappers at home, but i have tried numerous times, and while I won’t go so far as to say that all the results have been dismal, none of them have been great. And I have tried LOTS of different types of batter and flours as well as rolling techniques. The best results were probably with a very hard dough and taking it down to the thinnest setting on my pasta machine (which is a TON OF WORK), and they still weren’t very good – not at all crisp, and no where near as good as what we get at restaurants. Sorry to not be more helpful, but from what I can tell there is either a real “art” that is required to do it correctly (by hand pressing the mass of wet, sticky dough onto the surface of a hot dry pan), or some kind of high-pressure industrial process that is need to get them to come out right. That said, if you manage to figure out a good way to do this, PLEASE SHARE THE INFORMATION.
Thanks and regards, BZ.
Mon, 16 Dec 2013 08:02:13 +0000http://steamykitchen.com/?p=13029#comment-1101102These came out very tasty but I was only able to find the thicker egg roll wraps which I was leary of but had all the other ingredients so decided to go ahead. I also attempted to make my own wrap as I will probably have to travel too far to find the kind of wrap desired. There are some tutorials out there but if you could included the how to for making wraps from scratch that would greatly help us out here in the boonies.
Thu, 31 Oct 2013 14:51:32 +0000http://steamykitchen.com/?p=13029#comment-1099949With soy sauce do you mean sweet or salt? I have the Indonesian thick sweet soy sauce, called ketjap and the Kikkoman salt soy sauce. Thank you.
Thu, 24 Oct 2013 01:09:36 +0000http://steamykitchen.com/?p=13029#comment-1099739You can use either type of cabbage. As for other veg fillings, YES to all! Water chestnuts and bamboo shoots add crunch. Yum!
Wed, 23 Oct 2013 21:55:06 +0000http://steamykitchen.com/?p=13029#comment-1099731Jayden,—can you use other contents such as water chestnuts, bamboo shoots? What type of cabbage did you use? Regular green cabbage, Chinese, or red? Did you use peanut oil for frying, or vegetable?
Sun, 20 Oct 2013 19:13:17 +0000http://steamykitchen.com/?p=13029#comment-1099655This is a great recipe. I used shrimp and regular Egg roll wrappers, Spring roll wrappers are preferred. I will be prepared and make sure I find them first. Will definitely make again.
Thu, 17 Oct 2013 20:02:08 +0000http://steamykitchen.com/?p=13029#comment-1099561Thank you for your mother’s tips! I bought some rice paper to use for my son who can’t have wheat or corn. I originally bought them for “Mexican”, i had no idea how to use them and would have broken many of Moma’s rules. We are enjoying many new creations, that’s a big deal to a child who can’t have wheat, soy or corn.
Fri, 04 Oct 2013 20:00:27 +0000http://steamykitchen.com/?p=13029#comment-1099302This receipe is definitely a keeper. I’ve made these egg rolls twice using Jaden’s tips and technique. It produces a nice, tasty egg roll with a crispy crunch. These egg rolls freeze very well and my squirt regularly asks for them in his lunch.
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Thu, 03 Oct 2013 14:59:59 +0000http://steamykitchen.com/?p=13029#comment-1099285This is the most amazing and accurate tutorial! I have attempted egg rolls in the past with the vague directions and recipes on the back of the wrapper package. Unfortunately, they all were meals quickly tossed in the trash and we had to go to the mess hall for dinner. My hubby was waiting to leave again for dinner last night, but we stayed at the table and we both filled up on these! This was a great recipe for someone with no Asian food cooking experience and it satisfied my picky husband who has lived in many Asian countries. I followed the recipe precisely, except i omitted the mushrooms for personal preferences. This recipe is definitely a keeper, has wonderful authentic flavor, was simple to follow, and offered thorough instructions. Thanks!