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Old 08-09-2007, 04:11 AM   #1
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Need A Vegetarian Version Of Spring Rolls

Hello, need help once again. I would like to try out making some fried spring rolls. Found the recipe without a problem but need help to change the ingredients to vegetarian please. I like the rest of the ingredients in this Thai spring roll recipe but need to change the Minced Pork to something else. I tried using smashed potatoes and garlic but it was a mess.

Any help would be appreciated. I got this recipe and worked on it for 2 whole days.

Thanks in advance for the help.


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Old 08-09-2007, 05:04 AM   #2
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Have you tried just leaving it out? It's only 100 grams. I make veggie ones to that recipe and just leave it out. If your worried about it, you could just chop up 100gr of tofu finely and use that in place of the pork.

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Old 08-09-2007, 05:44 AM   #3
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Or i assume you can use another vegetable instead of the pork?
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Old 08-09-2007, 06:06 AM   #4
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I would just leave it out as the vegeterian spring rolls just leave it out that I've had.
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Old 08-09-2007, 06:22 AM   #5
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How about onions, red or yellow bell pepper, bamboo shoots, or celery?

btw, there's a Thai restaurant near me I like to go to that serves fresh (not fried) spring rolls that I prefer, for the fresh veggie and herb flavor (basil or mint) and it's healthier. Here's a sample recipe: Spring Rolls - How to Make Thai Fresh Spring Rolls
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Old 08-09-2007, 07:03 AM   #6
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I just leave out the meat and they come out fine.
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Old 08-09-2007, 07:46 AM   #7
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Here are a few recipes you might want to give a go...

Vegetarian Recipes Around the World - Spring Rolls

spring-rolls recipe from FatFree

Starters Recipe - Vegetarian Spring Rolls

Even if you don't use these particular recipes, maybe they'll give you some ideas about how to modify the one you have. Good luck!
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Old 08-09-2007, 11:39 AM   #8
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how about tofu? you can buy a package of extra firm tofu, slice it to about 3/4" thick. In order for it not to be soggy, you need to press it. So take the 3/4" slices and put them on some paper towels, put some paper towels on top of them and then place a heavy object on top (usually I put a plate or cookie sheet on top and then a heavy cookbook on top of the plate). Press it for at least 30 mins. You can add it to the rest of the spring roll ingredients just like that or you can season it with some thai seasoning and then put it in the roll.

Another option is tempeh. Buy a package of tempeh, chop it up into cubes and fry / sautee it for a few minutes until it's crispy. Add that to the rest of the spring roll ingredients.

hope this helps

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Old 08-10-2007, 01:08 AM   #9
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Thanks, thanks, thanks. Just to let you all know that I tried one recommendation from this forum. Used tofu, a stiffish variety and did not deep from it but kind of roasted it with a little oil. Added a few green chilli pieces and a small pinch of salt. It worked!!! they are so delicious.

Thanks to all of you wonderful people.
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Old 08-12-2007, 07:48 AM   #10
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Last week, I made vegetarian spring rolls.
I wraped carrot and cucumber sticks and spring onions in rice paper.
I did not put any flavours in the acutal spring rolls, but I made a dipping sauce, to go with them.

Dipping sauce.
Soya sauce
Ginger powder
Garlic powder
Five spice powder


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