Egg Rolls (Chi Tan Chuan)
Serve these with two dipping sauces, one sweet and one hot.
- 1 pound ground pork
- 3 cups finely shredded green cabbage
- 1 (8 1/2 ounce) can bamboo shoots, drained and chopped
- 1/2 cup chopped mushrooms
- 4 scallions, sliced
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon five spice powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar
- 1 pound egg roll skins (16 to 18)
- Vegetable oil
- Sweet and Sour Sauce
- Hot Mustard Sauce
- Stir-fry pork in wok or 10-inch skillet until brown. Remove
pork from wok; drain, reserving 2 tablespoons fat. Stir-fry cabbage,
bamboo shoots, mushrooms and scallions in reserved fat. Mix soy
sauce, cornstarch, five spice powder, salt and sugar; pour over
vegetable mixture. Stir-fry 1 minute; cool.
- Mix pork and vegetables. Cover egg roll skins with damp towel to prevent drying.
Place 1/4 cup pork mixture on center of each egg roll skin. Fold
one corner of egg roll skin over filling; overlap the two opposite
corners. Moisten fourth corner with water; fold over to make into roll.
- Heat 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 inches of oil to 360 degrees F.
Fry 3 to 5 egg rolls at a time until golden brown, turning once,
about 3 minutes; drain.
- Serve hot with Sweet and Sour Sauce and Hot Mustard Sauce.
Makes 16 to 18 egg rolls.