Saturday, February 9, 2013

alternative recipe

For a different egg roll, Try our Tex-Mex egg rolls.
You already know the basics.
1 can black beans rinsed and drained
1 can corn drained
1 cup shredded cooked chicken (left overs work great!)
2 Tablespoons white onion minced
3/4 cup Montery Jack shredded cheese
1/2 cup cilantro chopped
and 1/2 a cup of your fav salsa
This is AMAZING!

Traditional beef egg rolls

For this recipe, you will need:

An adult. This is NOT a recipe for children. That is why Masha is not pictured.
A deep fryer with vegetable oil (fill with correct amount of oil and let heat while you are preparing the egg rolls)
1 pound lean ground beef
2 carrots finely shredded
1 teaspoon of salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon of granulated garlic
1 package of egg roll wrappers
1 egg
1 other egg for sealing the egg rolls
makes 20

 Take the extra egg and place in a dish mixing with a fork.
Add meat and carrot to a mixing bowl and combine well. Add seasoning and 1 egg, mixing well.
Using a 1 1/2 inch ice cream scoop, measure out meat mixture onto egg roll.
Shape the meat into a rectangle and slightly flatten to ensure that the meat gets cooked all the way through. Fold one corner of egg roll over the meat. Paint a V shape onto the rest of the wrapper, just like this. The egg acts like glue sealing the wrapper and keeping the ingredients inside.
 Then, fold the left side over, then the right side. Finally, fold the bottom over, making a nice tight envelope.
They look grumpy. But they are not.
Tidy little envelopes, all ready to fry.
Now, place a few at a time into your deep fryer and fry till golden.
This is for adults ONLY!!!
Aren't they beautiful?
 Serve with Jasmine rice. They freeze well and can be reheated in a moderate oven. IF you have any left over that is.... Enjoy!

Special thanks goes out to our guest photographer Georgia Whitehead. Thank you for the beautiful work you did!