Saturday, February 6, 2010

Egg rolls for Chinese New Year

Feb. 14 rings in the Year of the Tiger, and what better way to celebrate than making your own Chinese dinner!

Why make your own? No waiting in lines, no take out trash, you can adjust the recipes for your tastes - and frankly, it's a lot of fun to make. In my weekly post on the Green Phone Booth, I share some ideas on just how easy it is: including our family favorite "Chicken in a pot," white rice and stir-fried mushrooms.

In the meantime, here's a family recipe for egg rolls from a friend. Enjoy!

Egg Rolls
1 head cabbage
2 carrots
1 can drained bean sprouts
1 bunch green onions

Sautee vegetables with soy sauce and sesame oil.

Brown 1 pound ground beef, adding soy sauce to taste. Mix with vegetables. Wrap mix in 2 packages of egg roll wrappers. (Tuck in the corners and use water to "seal" the edges so the filler doesn't come out during frying.)

Fry egg rolls in vegetable oil 1 to 2 minutes per side, or until golden brown.

Looking for other recipes to try? Here are some tried-and-true ones that our family enjoys:


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It just sounds tasty and delicious. I cannot wait to give them a try, love the combination of carrot and cabbage.

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