(Pork Spring Roll)
500 g minced pork
250 g minced shrimps or prawns
1/2 cup finely chopped apulid (water chestnuts)
1/2 cup finely chopped carrots
1/3 cup finely chopped onion
2 cloves garlic - mashed and finely minced
2 eggs - beaten
2 Tbsp light soy sauce
1 tsp rock salt
1 tsp sugar
freshly ground black pepper
lumpia (spring roll) wrappers
oil for frying
- Mix beaten eggs with the salt, sugar, soy sauce, pepper, and garlic. Making sure that the salt and sugar are dissolved in the liquid.
- Mix in all the other ingredients thoroughly.
- Wrap tightly in spring roll wrappers (for the 'how to' see below or click here for the proper way of wrapping and here for the lazy way).
- Deep fry in hot oil for about 4 minutes or until the wrapper is golden brown and crunchy and the pork filling is cooked.
- Serve with sweet and sour sauce or Thai sweet chili sauce.
*Note: If shrimps and water chestnuts are not available you can omit these then adjust recipe by reducing the garlic and egg to just one each and halving the measurements for salt, sugar, soy sauce, and pepper.
How To Wrap Spring Rolls
(The Proper Way)
First, you need spring roll wrappers of about about 5 x 5 inch square. If it's not available, buy the large one (about 10 x 10 inch square) and then cut them to size.
Secondly, make the flour 'glue' that you need to secure the spring roll wrapper. Mix 2 Tbsp flour with 2 Tbsp water; combine it thoroughly to make a very thick paste.
Step 1: Take a wrapper and position it so that one of the corners is pointing towards you.
Step 2: Put around 2 teaspoonfuls of the pork mixture and shape them like a log horizontally at the lower half of the wrapper.
Step 3: Take the edge pointing towards you over the pork mixture. Press the wrapper over the mixture, making sure it is snugly wrapped.
Step 4: Fold the left and right edges of the wrapper over to the centre forming something like an envelope.
Step 5: Roll the wrapped pork mixture like a log in a direction away from you. Make sure to roll it tightly or else it might break open when you fry it.
Step 6: Put some flour 'glue' at the remaining edge and roll it all the way through.
Your spring rolls should look like these.
How To Wrap Spring Rolls II
(The Lazy Way)
Step 1: Take a sheet of a large spring roll wrapper (about 10 x 10 inches square) and cut it in half.
Step 2: Get one of the halves and put about 3 tablespoonfuls of pork mixture and form it into a log at the lower end of the wrapper.
Step 3: Roll the meat mixture in the wrapper in the direction away from you making sure that it is rolled tightly. Spread some flour 'glue' all along the far end of the wrapper.
Step 4: Roll the mixture in wrapper all the way through securing with the flour 'glue'.
Step 5: Cut the finished log with a knife or scissors at about 3 inches long in each section.