Cookbook:Lumpia (Fried Filipino Spring Rolls)

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Lumpia (Fried Filipino Spring Rolls)
CategoryFilipino recipes
TimeActive: 1 hour
24 hours start to finish

Cookbook | Ingredients | Recipes | Cuisine of the Philippines

Lumpia are a variety of fried Filipino spring rolls, and they make a tasty dish.

Ingredients edit

Procedure edit

  1. In a large bowl, combine meat, water chestnuts, onion, eggs, soy sauce, salt, and pepper. Mix well and set aside.
  2. On a clean, dry surface, place one egg roll wrapper with one corner facing you (like a baseball diamond).
  3. Place about 1 tablespoon of the meat mixture in the center of the wrapper.
  4. Dip your fingers in a glass of water and lightly wet the corner pointing away from you (second base).
  5. Fold the corner closest to you (home base) over the mixture, then fold the side corners over that and roll away from your body. The wet corner should seal the roll.
  6. Repeat the filling and shaping process with the remaining ingredients.
  7. Place the rolls in large zip-close plastic bags and freeze overnight.
  8. In a large saucepan, heat the oil to about 350°F (175°C) or until it begins to shimmer and the oil bubbles lightly when a wooden chopstick is inserted.
  9. Using tongs, place each frozen lumpia roll in the hot oil and fry until brown, about 3 to 4 minutes. Use tongs to turn rolls to ensure even cooking.
  10. Remove the rolls to a plate covered with paper towels to absorb excess oil.

Notes, tips, and variations edit

  • Serve with sweet and sour sauce.