Spring Roll recipe
When was the last time you ordered spring rolls at a Chinese restaurant? Did you bite into it and wonder what was actually inside? And if it was a really bad one, you may have even been treated to oil squirting into your mouth when you bit into it.
That pretty much describes the run-of-the-mill spring roll experience at local Chinese restaurants and takeout places in food courts. I mean, you can get truly great spring rolls at “posh” Chinese restaurants, where you can pay $13 for 2 (yes – 2, two, TWO spring rolls).
Or – you can make a whole batch of spring rolls at home for less than $10!
Wait a sec. Are these Egg Rolls?
Nope. Egg Rolls are different. We don’t get Egg Rolls here in Australia, but I’ve had my fair share in the States.
Don’t worry Australia, we’re not missing out. Spring Rolls are way better!!They’re shatteringly crispy on the outside whereas Egg Rolls tend to be a bit chewy and also greasier.
Spring Rolls Filling
There’s really no definitive rules about what goes inside Spring Rolls. But typically, you’ll find a mix of some kind of meat (usually ground pork / mince) with finely chopped or shredded vegetables, plus seasoning.
I like to add chopped mushrooms which adds extra umami (savoury flavour) into the filing.