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    Fried Egg Rolls (lumpia)

  • 1/2 lb finely chopped pork or beef
  • 1/4 cup minced green onion
  • 1 Tbsp minced ginger
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 4 black mushroom caps, soaked, drained, and finely diced
  • 1/4 cup finely diced water chestnuts
  • 1 Tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 egg
  • freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 16 lumpia wrappers (the type labeled egg-roll skins, or homemade)
  • oil, for deep frying
    Sweet-and-Sour Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup water or Stock
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 3 Tbsp rice vinegar or cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp ketchup
  • 1 dash liquid hot-pepper sauce
  • 1 tsp cornstarch dissolved in 1 Tbsp water
  • Sweet-and-Sour Sauce - 2/3 cup In a saucepan combine water, soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, ketchup and hot pepper sauce and bring to a boil. Season to taste and simmer 5 minutes Stir in dissolved cornstarch; cook until lightly thickened and glossy.

    In a bowl, combine pork, green onion, ginger, garlic, mushrooms, water chestnuts and fish sauce and blend thoroughly Beat egg lightly and add to pork mixture, reserving a teaspoon or so for sealing rolls Season generously with pepper Saute a small piece of filling, taste and adjust seasoning Spread about 2 Tbsp filling diagonally across the middle of a wrapper Roll and seal Egg rolls may be rolled up to 1 hour ahead of frying Heat oil in fryer to 350 F Fry egg rolls a few at a time until golden brown; drain on paper towels Serve immediately or keep warm in oven Serve with Sweet-and-Sour Sauce

    Crisp fried Lumpia Shanghai, the Philippine version of egg rolls, are delicious dipped in either a sweet-and-sour sauce or a mixture of vinegar, garlic and fish sauce

    From: Glenn Spencer, speninv@home.com
    Posted By: Glenn Spencer, Via: Rec.Food.Recipes
    Post Date: Monday, August 13, 2001

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