Eggs are the type of food that can be used in a thousand different ways, yet there will be many more ways to use them. In this article, I will show you how to make one of my favorite egg-related foods, Chinese Egg Rolls, which have a long history in China. Thanks to my friend who went to China on vacation, learned this there, and taught me the process after coming to the USA.
According to legend, Chinese Egg Rolls first originated in ancient China, in the mid-1800s. But almost every country has evolved the original one and made their own version of egg rolls by adding various vegetables and meat. However, today we will talk about the original one. Let’s get going.
Chinese egg rolls in Brief
This tasty takeout item is typically made for restaurants. The important ingredient is pork, which is so popular and readily available in Europe. This egg roll is also made of bamboo shoots, cabbage, and some other essential ingredients. I will show you a to z in the letter part, read on.
- Get three eggs, beat them, and make sure the eggs are a bit larger.
- One egg white, must be beaten.
- Egg roll wrappers, as much as needed.
- A one-pound roasted piece of Chinese pork (cut it into matchsticks). If you want to ignore pork meat, don’t worry; you can substitute it with chicken or beef according to your liking.
- Then we proceed to the vegetables. Take one cup of dried, shredded, and rehydrated wood ear mushroom.
- Get a cabbage head from your nearest grocery store. It should be shredded properly.
- 500 g carrots, julienned (matchstick-shaped).
- After that, take one cup of shredded bamboo shoots.
- Take three green onions and slice them as they should be (my eyes have already started to tear as I cannot stand where the onions are cut, haha).
- You can use sesame oil, but I will suggest that you ignore it as it has more polyunsaturated fat. Vegetable oils have more Vitamin E, Vitamin K, and monounsaturated fat (this fat reduces bad cholesterol levels, which helps reduce heart stroke and other heart diseases). Therefore, take four teaspoons of vegetable oil, separately.
- Take a half teaspoon of monosodium glutamate, which is also known as sodium glutamate.
- Two and a half teaspoons of soy sauce are also required.
- Take a teaspoon of salt and sugar.
- As your instincts tell you to, take some oil to fry.
- Pan or skillet or wok.
- Plastic wrapper
This is how Chinese egg rolls are made
Here we’ve arrived at the making stage. Follow the instructions I’ve provided below.
- Put a teaspoon of vegetable oil in the pan and heat it there on medium.
- Take one teaspoon of vegetable oil, put it in the pan, and heat it up on medium heat. In order to firm up, take your beaten eggs and immerse them in the oil. Avoid stirring it. While making the eggs upside down, keep them for as long as it takes for them to firm up.
- Cool the egg pancake down, and then cut it into matchsticks.
- Then, take the shredded cabbage and matchstick-shaped carrots, put them in the heated oil, and stir for at least 120 seconds to cause the vegetables turn brown.
- Place the precious pork (!), together with the mushrooms, green onions, soy sauce, salt, sugar, bamboo shoots, and monosodium glutamate. Cook the mixture of vegetables until you feel they have melted. It should be done in around 5-7 minutes.
- Now, sprinkle the cut egg cakes on top of the cooked vegetables and pork meat. After a little stirring, when the food is done cooking, remove it from the pan and refrigerate it for an hour.
- Take a wrapper and place it in front of you, as if it looks like a diamond. Place three tablespoons of cooked food in the center.
- Now, using a clean brush, apply the egg white to the corners of the wrapper. And seal from right to left and upside to down. Do it with rest.
- Wrap them with a plastic wrapper so that they don’t turn dry.
- We’re coming to the end result! Now add some oil and fry them at 180°C.
- Finally, put 4-5 rolls in oil and heat them for 6-7 minutes.
You’ll have vitamin C, calcium, potassium, protein, carbohydrates, and others defending your ingredients.
- Is it true that egg rolls are Chinese?
Yes, Chinese Egg Rolls are said to have originated in ancient China in the mid-1800s.
- Can I make Chinese egg rolls at home?
You can make it anywhere, if you've got the ingredients.
- Are egg rolls healthy?
Depends on how it is made.