Yum-Yum! Pan-Fried Egg Rolls

 

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Delicious pan-fried egg rolls without the fuss and calories of deep frying. Just a few simple ingredients keep these Asian-style rolls easy to prepare. And the sweet and spicy dipping sauce will make your taste buds tingle!  Egg roll wrappers are usually found in your supermarket’s refrigerated or health food section. Chili sauce is available in the Asian foods section. If your grocery store is not selling fresh bean sprouts, substitute with canned but drain well.

Pan-Fried Egg Rolls


1/4 cup sweet chili sauce, divided
12 ounces fresh bean sprouts, chopped or 14 oz can bean sprouts, drained well
12 (8-inch) egg roll wrappers
12 cooked jumbo shrimp, peeled, deveined, and split in half lengthwise (about 13 oz)
6 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
3 green onions, finely chopped
1/4 cup peanut or olive oil
1 tbsp rice vinegar
2 tsp less-sodium soy sauce
1/4 tsp grated peeled fresh ginger
Squeeze of lime citrus juice, about 1 tsp

Combine 3 tbsp chili sauce and bean sprouts, tossing well to coat.

Place 1 egg roll wrapper on surface with one corner pointing to you. Spoon 2 heaping tbsp bean sprout mixture into center of wrapper; top with 2 shrimp halves and 1-1/2 tsp cilantro and 1 tsp green onions. Fold lower corner of wrapper over filling; fold in side corners. Moisten top corner of wrapper with water to seal. Place egg roll seam side down on baking sheet and repeat until all rolls are made.

Heat 2 tbsp oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 6 egg rolls, seam side down; cook 7 minutes or until golden brown, turning occasionally. Place on wire rack or plate with paper towel and repeat next 6 rolls.

Combine remaining chili sauce, vinegar, soy sauce, lime juice, ginger and green onions. Serve sauce with egg rolls.

It’s been a rainy week here in Michigan. I’ve practically hosed both sons down after track practice each evening to get the mud off their backs, legs and shoes.  But this is also the kind of weather that gives me a good excuse to stay in and try new recipes, too!

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