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Old 04-12-2010, 04:37 PM   #1
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Egg Roll Wrapper Recipes?

Are the ingredients and process as simple as they seem?

2 Cups AP flour--- Sifted or no?
3/4 Cup of water
Dash of salt.

Mix the dry until incorporated, add water gradually. Mix until it forms a solid ball, Roll out in long thin sheets. Fold and cut into squares. Dusting between the layers with flour.

Would this recipe also work for making steamed dumplings?

Trying something new. If it's wrong let me know.

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Old 04-12-2010, 04:39 PM   #2
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Egg roll wrappers can also be used to make a light lasagna. You can cut it into smaller squares (or rounds) for ravioli.
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Old 04-12-2010, 05:01 PM   #3
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Well Munky my recipe is the chinese grocer, but being the curious thing that I am I went to a chinese cookbook that i've had since the year of the "dragon"..

It's by Joyce Chen and i've made many amazing dishes from this book over the years.. Never eggroll wrappers tho, but here is what she says..

2 cups flour
1 egg (or eggwhite)
1/3 cup cold water

Beat the egg and water together then add to flour, mix well and knead for about 5 min.. It will be very stiff. Cover with a damp towel and let rest for 1/2 hour, the dough should soften a little and be more smooth. She then goes on to say you should put about a cup of cornstarch in a couple layers of cheesecloth and tie with a string to dust your board and the dough.

Divide dough into 6 pieces and roll out to 12 inch diameter. Cut into quaters and you have eggroll wrappers. The same recipe for wonton skins..

Hope this helps... Please Please let me know so perhaps I could give it a shot!!!

I have the recipe for the filling if your interested...
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Old 04-12-2010, 05:02 PM   #4
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Egg roll wrappers can also be used to make a light lasagna. You can cut it into smaller squares (or rounds) for ravioli.
They can also be used to make Lumpia and pizza rolls. I've done it often. But they've always been made with the store bought wrappers. I'm trying out the KA pasta attachments and would love to make my own wrappers.

Every recipe I have that calls for the use of wrappers don't provide a recipe on how to make them. Google isn't my buddy today. Found 3 recipes that were consistent. Posted what I found. Unsure if it's a correct one for what I'd like to learn how to make. Thought I'd run it by here, people around here know how to cook! :)

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Old 04-12-2010, 05:21 PM   #5
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Well Munky my recipe is the chinese grocer, but being the curious thing that I am I went to a chinese cookbook that i've had since the year of the "dragon"..

It's by Joyce Chen and i've made many amazing dishes from this book over the years.. Never eggroll wrappers tho, but here is what she says..

2 cups flour
1 egg (or eggwhite)
1/3 cup cold water

Beat the egg and water together then add to flour, mix well and knead for about 5 min.. It will be very stiff. Cover with a damp towel and let rest for 1/2 hour, the dough should soften a little and be more smooth. She then goes on to say you should put about a cup of cornstarch in a couple layers of cheesecloth and tie with a string to dust your board and the dough.

Divide dough into 6 pieces and roll out to 12 inch diameter. Cut into quaters and you have eggroll wrappers. The same recipe for wonton skins..

Hope this helps... Please Please let me know so perhaps I could give it a shot!!!

I have the recipe for the filling if your interested...
I'd be very interested in trying her filling recipes as well. I'm going to have to get a few Chinese cookbooks..

Thank you.
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Old 04-12-2010, 05:41 PM   #6
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Don't know about the cookbook author's recipe, but this one has been a huge success for me, and every guest I've had loves it.

Ingredients:
2 chicken breasts, or 1 breast and 2 thighs, with bones and skin.
2 cans sliced water chestnuts
2 cans bamboo shoots
4 cups beans sprouts
1 onion coarsely chopped
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
2 dashes Chinese 5-Spice powder
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
1 stalk celery, sliced
1 stalk bok choy, sliced
3 tbs. Kikoman, or other good soy sauce

Remove the chicken meat from the bones and skins. Throw the bones and skins into a sauce pot with 3 cups of water and bring to a boil. Turn heat down to simmer, cover, and cook for 30 minutes.

While the broth is simmering, chop the bamboo shoots and water chestnuts very coarse, into small chunks. Add a bit of oil to a heavy frying pan, or wok. Add the copped veggies and stir-fry until slightly cooked. Remove to a bowl. Add the celery, onion, and bok choy to the pan and again stir-fry until lightly cooked. Add this to the bowl with the bamboo shoots and water chestnuts. Cut the chicken meat into small cubes, about 1/4 inch cubes. Add a tbs more oil and put the chicken into the hot pan. Stir-fry until just beginning to brown. Add this to the veggie bowl. Finally, add the bean sprouts to the pan along with 1/4 cup of water. Cover and cook for 8 minutes. Remove when done and add to the bowl. NOw season with the ginger, garlic, soy, & 5-spice powder. Fold all together until everything is well mixed. Taste and correct the seasoning. Use to fill egg rolls, or to put on top of rice or noodles. Serve with a good pineapple sweet & sour sauce.

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Old 04-12-2010, 06:38 PM   #7
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Ok Munky here goes:

1/2 pd ground pork (or ground meat of choice)
1 tsp sherry
1/2 TBS corn starch
1/4 tsp pepper
1 TBS light brown sugar
1 TBS kitchen bouquet
2 TBS oil
3 1/2 tsp salt
a few slices of ginger
1/4 pd celery-shredded
1/4 pd onion-shredded
1 1/2 pds cabbage-shredded
2 TBS flour
4 cups bean sprouts
eggroll wrappers
1 egg beaten with 2 TBS cold water (to seal eggrolls)
cooking oil for deep frying

Mix first 6 ingredients together in a bowl.

Put oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add next 4 ingredients and cook about 3 minutes. Add meat mixture, stirring constantly and separating the meat into fine pieces. When it's cooked drain in colander over a pan to reserve liquid. Spread the mixture out flat, and let cool. Discard ginger slices.

Return the liquid to the same skillet over medium-high heat and cook cabbage until transparent (do in batches if necessary) stir constantly. Drain liquid thru colander by pressing on cabbage. Mix the drained cabbage with the flour. Refrigerate meat and cabbage until cool.

When your ready to fill and wrap, mix meat, cabbage, and bean sprouts together. Place about 1/4 cup of filling on wrapper and wrap (1/3 of a cup for store bought wrappers because she says they are larger then homemade ones.)

Deep fry in oil at 350-375, a few at a time, until golden brown. Drain and serve.

Joyce goes on to say:

Never use hot filling
Eggrolls will not puff if the oil is not hot enough
Homemade wrappers are softer so it is important to fry as soon as they are wrapped
She suggests making a few, frying them, and wrap some more as the first batch is cooking.

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Old 04-12-2010, 07:05 PM   #8
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They are great w/pulled pork or brisket in them! Or make mini tacos.

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Old 04-16-2010, 10:36 AM   #9
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Munky,

It's four days later are you still making eggrolls???
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Old 04-17-2010, 08:44 AM   #10
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Yes, you can use that recipe for dumpling wrappers!! I find making my own wrappers to be much easier than using storebought, because they stick together so much easier and are easier to pleat.

I don't sift the flour.

My only recommendation is to heat the water to boiling before mixing, knead well, and then let it rest in a sealed plastic bag for an hour or two. It will be much easier to roll out. The dough should be soft and smooth, like a baby's butt.

Keep the dough you are not working with covered, so it doesn't dry out. I think a pasta roller would work well, or you can form the dough into a cylinder, cut it into two pieces, cut each half in half, until you have 16 pieces. Roll each piece out. Don't make them too thin, or your dumplings will be hard to remove from the steamer--they will tear.

Dumplings freeze really well for a month or two, so make lots!! Now I want dumplings for dinner.

Anna Nguyen's Asian Dumplings is a great resource, with lots of yummy recipes.
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