Spring Rolls

  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Servings: 6 - 8

Dipping sauce:

  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 6 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 serrano pepper, seeded and minced
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 3 tablespoons chopped roasted peanuts

    Spring rolls

  • 2 1/2 gallons LouAna Peanut Oil
  • 2 medium shallots, peeled
  • 1 lemongrass stalk, trimmed and thinly sliced
  • 1 (1-inch) piece ginger, peeled and grated
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon sambal oelek (Thai chile garlic paste)
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (3.5-ounce) package shiitake mushrooms, stems removed
  • 1 (1.25-pound) package ground pork
  • 12 square spring roll pastry wrappers

To prepare dipping sauce, combine first 5 ingredients in a bowl, stirring until sugar dissolves.  Let stand at room temperature 30 minutes.  Stir in peanuts.

To prepare spring rolls, pour oil into a deep fryer; heat to 350 degrees.  Combine shallots and next 6 ingredients (through salt) in a food processor; process until finely ground, scraping sides.  Add mushrooms; pulse until ground.  Place pork in a mixing bowl; stir in mushroom mixture.

Working with one spring roll wrapper at a time (cover remaining wrapper with a damp towel, so they don’t dry out).  Place the wrapper on a smooth work surface with one edge pointing up and one pointing down.  Place 3 tablespoons pork filling in the bottom 1/4 of wrapper.  Fold right and left edges in evenly.  Beginning with bottom edge, roll wrapper up tightly into a neat cylinder.  Repeat procedure with remaining wrappers and filling.  Fry spring rolls at 350 degrees for 4-5 minutes or until golden.  Serve with dipping sauce.

Safety First

There are two options when frying a turkey. You can take the traditional approach and use propane fryers. They should be used outdoors in accordance with the manufacturer’s safety procedures. Never use them on a wooden deck or leave them unattended. Or you can use a Master built Electric Deep Fryer that can be used indoors on kitchen counter tops, tables, inside garages and on covered patios. Be sure to keep children and pets away. But either way you choose, always remember:

  • Wear oven mitts.
  • Avoid use of alcohol and keep a fire extinguisher nearby, as you would with any type of cooking.
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