My “Ginger Egg Rolls”
This whole VLOG episode has overcome intimidation! I have always loved egg rolls, but as i changed the way i eat… i found myself wondering what was in them? From the curiosity, a couple of years ago, i decided to build my own egg roll. Some where between a craving for them and a, “i can always throw them out and never speak of it again” attitude… I stumbled upon one of our favorite “TV Meals”. You have TV Meals, right? You know, the game is on or it’s movie night… this COULD have easily been a take out night… but NO, you are going to make it memorable! (and as healthy as a fried Egg Roll can be)
So i overcame the intimidation of making an egg roll! One hill climbed. Then i decided i would tape it for you… food is for sharing, you know.
Taping in my kitchen was going great and then … the noisy, the untidy this or that. I suddenly had a “moment” and said, “you know, never mind… let just not do this one”.
Yeh, i was five for a minute. My 9 year old son picked up the camera and kept taping. I never thought any of what he was taping would be usable… but it was occupying him, so I let it go.
This morning, I went back to look at the footage… are you kidding, i couldn’t have created that sweet an episode if i had tried. He wasn’t intimidated by the imperfections and when did i become that way? Lesson learned, this VLOG is for better and worse. He dearly loves these egg rolls and i could hear it in his voice… Plus that kid can work a camera, but Lord- please let him be a doctor or a plumber… not TV!
Here’s the Recipe…but remember, make it to your taste.
BROWN GROUND CHICKE W/ SESAME OIL
4 TBL SP SOY SAUSE
1 TBL SP PICKLED GINGER JUICE
SALT/PEPPER TO TASTE
(ADD TO BROWNED MEAT)
PEELED, GRATED GINGER ….AROUND 3 TBSP
3 CHOPPED GREEN ONIONS
3 GRATED CARROTS
A HEAD of CABBAGE, GRATED
Now… SEASON AGIAN, WE ADDED NEW INGREDIENTS:
4 TBLSP SOY SAUSE
2 TBLSP PICKLED GINGER JUICE
1 TBLSP SESAME OIL
– COOK TILL TENDER –
STUFF & FOLD IN EGG ROLL WRAPPER (you’ll see how in the video)
FRY …. or I have baked on a greased cookie sheet (kinda’ the same, but not)
This makes about 20. You can save the filling in frig. & make up new ones the next day.
You can also make up egg rolls & freeze.
Let me know how it goes,