Saturday, April 23, 2011

Vietnamese Egg Rolls

I love my mom's Cha gio (Vietnamese egg rolls): one of my favorite things to eat.  I made some changes based on her recipe.

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2 oz mung bean vermicelli
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 large cloves garlic, crushed
2 tablespoons grated, fresh ginger
6 scallions, chopped
6 1/2 oz peeled shrimps, minced
6 1/2 oz ground pork
1 carrot, grated
2 tablespoons sweet chili sauce (extra for dipping)
1 tablespoon fish sauce
1 tablespoon soy sauce
30 small spring rolls wrapper
1 egg white, lightly been
vegetable oil, extra, for deep-frying
Makes 30


Soak the vermicelli in warm water for 5 minutes.  Drain and cut into short pieces.
Heat the oil in a large sauce pan over medium heat. Add the garlic, ginger, scallions.  Cook for 1-2 minutes or until soft.  Add the shrimp and ground pork cook until done, breaking up the lumps.  Stir in the vermicelli and carrot.  Cook for 1 minute.  Add sweet chili, fish sauce, and soy sauce and cook for 2 minutes or until dry.  Allow to cool.

Place a tablespoon of the mixture along the center of each spring roll wrapper.  Brush the edge with egg white and roll up. tucking in the ends as you go.  Cover to keep from drying out.

Fill a deep. heavy-bottomed saucepan one-third full of oil and heat to 375F or until a cube of bread browns in 10 seconds.  Cook the rolls, in batches, for 30-60 seconds or until golden.  Drain well before serving.

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Yi @ Yi Reservation said...

I order this quite often whenever I go to a Vietnamese restaurant. I'll definitely make this at home next time.

The dipping sauce that it comes with is a mixture of citrus and fish sauce. Is that how it's served traditionally?

Mai said...

Hi Yi!

Yes, traditional nuoc cham( dipping sauce ) is usually use to serve with egg rolls. I didn't have all the ingredients in hand so I used sweet chili sauce instead. I'll post the nuoc cham recipe soon. Thanks for stopping by.

Tiffany said...

Mai! I've been going through all your wonderful recipes and bookmarking them all! I love Vietnamese Egg Rolls, I can't wait to make these!

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