You Can Do It Too: Delicious, Crispy Spring Rolls
Imagine this: Bite down on a freshly-friend, wonderfully crisp spring roll with a juicy vegetable and mushroom filling. Sound good? Today we’ve got a flaky, juicy, and easy spring roll tutorial for you right here. Spring rolls are a very popular appetizer at restaurants, but they can cost quite a bit, considering the relatively simple ingredients that go into making them. Why not make your own at a fraction of the cost? The best part is that, you can add anything you want into these delicious little bites. This recipe is more of the classic vegetarian variant, but you can absolutely add your own. These are some of our favourite additions:
  • Turnip, for that extra crunch
  • Minced meat (if you want it more filling)
  • And let’s not forget to pair these with your favourite sauce. We say, go for a Thai sweet chili.

Ingredients

  50 g Garlic, chopped
  50 g Shallots (small red onions), chopped
  90 g carrots
  110 g leeks
  250 g Bok Choy
  20 g Shiitake Mushrooms, soaked in water for 20 mins, drained and sliced
  4 tbsp Oyster Sauce
  12 Spring Roll Skin (This is also known as Spring Roll Wrappers at your local supermarket!)
  1 Egg Yolk, beaten
  2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  Salt, to taste
  White Pepper, to taste
  Sesame Oil, to taste

Instructions

1

Using Kenwood Food Processor with the julienne disc attachment, julienne carrots, leeks and bok choy together.

2

In a pan on medium-high heat, heat vegetable oil. Sauté garlic and shallots until fragrant. Add in your thinly sliced vegetables and fry for 2 to 3 minutes until the vegetables start to soften.

3

Add shiitake mushrooms and fry for another 2 to 3 minutes. Add oyster sauce and season to taste with salt, white pepper and sesame oil. Remove from heat to cool.

4

On your flat tabletop, place spring roll skin in a diamond shape. Add the cooled filling in centre. It’s important for the filling to cool to a lukewarm temperature, otherwise your spring rolls might burst open! We suggest spreading it out on a tray and cooling it in the fridge.

5

Start by folding both sides over the filling, then fold the edge clothes to you over the filling and roll it away from you to form a nice little package.

6

Seal spring roll by brushing egg yolk on the sides of the skin. Repeat with remaining skin and filling.

7

In a pot of hot oil, deep fry spring rolls for 4 to 5 minutes until golden brown. Drain excess oil on a paper towel lined plate. Serve hot with your favourite sauce on the side!