jeudi, décembre 17, 2009

Fried Vegetable Spring Rolls

Fried Vegetable Spring Rolls with Chilli-lime-garlic Dip

Still trying to clear the fridge before leaving. Found half a cabbage, a carrot, some bean sprouts, a zucchini...Threw in frozen spring roll wrappers, an onion, ginger, garlic, Chinese mushrooms, bamboo shoots, sauces et voilà Fried Vegetable Spring Rolls!

2 years ago, I vaguely blogged about my Fried Spring Rolls. But those were the traditional meat, prawn and vegetable-filled spring rolls. This morning, I did the vegetarian version and will dedicate it to my vegetarian friend K.

Fried Vegetable Spring Rolls :

Spring roll wrappers (usually made in Singapore)
Bamboo shoots
Buangkuang/Jicama/Chinese Turnip (if available)
Bean sprouts
1 Tbsp Light soy sauce
1 Tbsp Oyster sauce (optional)
1-2 Tsp Sugar
2 Tbsp Chinese cooking wine
1/2 Tsp Sesame Oil
2 Tsp Cornstarch
Pepper to taste

Basically one can use whatever vegetables one likes for the filling. Just dice/julienne/shred them. Mix the sugar and sauces together in a bowl. Stir in the cornstarch, adding in some water. Set aside.

The vegetable filling

In a wok, heat up some peanut oil. Fry ginger, onions and garlic till fragrant. Add in the vegetables for stir-frying in the order of how slow they would take to cook, meaning that the ones that take the longest time to cook go in first.

Do not overcook, it's really just to put them together with the garlic and sauces. I like my vegetables a little crunchy.

Once the bean sprouts (last in) are in the wok, give them a toss and pour in the bowl of sauce. Stir-fry till the sauce thickens and is absorbed by the vegetables. Set aside to cool.

Put some of the filling on a spring roll wrapper, fold in both sides and roll upwards. Seal with a paste made with water and flour/cornstarch.

Fry in medium-hot oil till the rolls are light brown and crispy.

Serve hot with a chilli sauce. As I am not at all fond of chilli sauce, I made a chilli-lime-garlic-fish sauce dip to go with my fried spring rolls.

One more day to pack the gifts and luggages, and one afternoon left to make Saturday's packed lunches for the family. This is to make sure that we do not stop for lunch and reach Germany the earliest possible. Angoisse.