World Recipes
Shanghai Spring Rolls
By Therese Kelly
Dec 19, 2004 - 2:02:00 PM

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Yummy and crunchy fried spring roll. Photo by Olga Litvin

1/2 pound unpeeled fresh shrimp
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 pound ground pork
1 (8-ounce) can water chestnuts, drained and minced
1 (8-ounce) can bamboo shoots, drained and minced
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 green onions, diced
2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 (12-ounce) package spring roll wrappers
Vegetable oil


Sweet Chili sauce

or

plum sauce with hot mustard sauce

Peel shrimp, and devein, if desired; finely chop.

Stir together shrimp, 1 egg, pork, and next 8 ingredients. Spoon 1 tablespoon mixture in center of each spring roll wrapper. Fold top corner of each wrapper over filling, tucking tip of corner under filling, and fold left and right corners over filling. Lightly brush remaining corner with remaining egg; tightly roll filled end toward remaining corner, and gently press to seal.

Pour vegetable oil to a depth of 2 inches into a medium saucepan, and heat to 350Ëš. Fry spring rolls, a few at a time, 6 minutes or until golden. Drain on paper towels. Serve spring rolls with Sweet Chili Sauce, or hot mustard sauce with Sweet and Sour sauce or if desired, instead of sweet and sour sauce, use plum sauce.

Makes 15 Egg Rolls



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