Recipe: Lumpia - Fried Egg rolls
Philippines food: Lumpia or Fried Egg rolls
Image © 2007 Habeeb Salloum
Makes 20 rolls
Lumpia, a Chinese inspired creation, which is one of the most popular Philippine dishes, can be made from a wide range of ingredients. This is my version.
4 tablespoons cooking oil1 pound ground beef 1/4 pound chopped cooked shrimp 1 medium onion, finely chopped 5 cloves garlic, crushed1 cup finely chopped mushrooms1 cup finely chopped potatoes 2 tablespoons soy sauce 2 teaspoons oyster sauce1 teaspoon fish sauce1/2 teaspoon pepper 1 275 g (10 oz) package of 20 spring roll wrappers oil for frying
Heat oil in a frying pan, then sauté beef over medium heat for 10 minutes. Stir in remaining ingredients, except spring roll wrappers and oil, then stir-fry for further 4 minutes to make filling.
Lay wrappers on a flat surface, then place about 2 heaping tablespoons of filling [in a] evenly across 1 inch from each edge of wrapper. Fold edge over filling then fold both ends over filling and roll into cigar shape. Moisten the last edge of the wrapper with dabs of water to seal. Repeat using the remainder of wrappers.
Heat oil in a saucepan, then fry lumpia for about 5 minutes or until golden brown, turning over. Serve with dipping sauce.