Spring Rolls

Total Time:
1 hr 35 min
Prep:
35 min
Inactive:
10 min
Cook:
50 min

Yield:
20 to 24 rolls
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
  • Hot Chinese Mustard Sauce:
  • 4 tablespoons Chinese dry mustard
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons pickled ginger liquid
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • Pinch turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 egg yolk*
  • 1 tablespoon chile oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 cup peanut oil
  • Aromatics:
  • 1 (2-inch piece) fresh ginger, peeled
  • 3 large cloves garlic
  • 2 green onions
  • Pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup peanut oil
  • Pinch salt
  • Pinch black pepper
  • Pinch sugar
  • Filling:
  • 1 large onion, julienned
  • 1 medium carrot, julienned
  • 1/4 pound shiitakes, discard stems, julienned
  • 1 large red bell pepper, julienned
  • 1 large yellow bell pepper, julienned
  • 1 small green cabbage, julienned
  • Peanut oil, for stir-frying
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/4 pound glass noodles, soaked in water for 10 minutes, chopped into smaller strands
  • 1/4 cup mushroom soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chile paste
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 bunch cilantro leaves, chopped
  • To form spring rolls:
  • Spring roll wrappers
  • 1 egg with 1 tablespoon each water and cornstarch, beaten together for egg wash
  • Peanut oil, for deep-frying
Directions

Prepare the Hot Chinese Mustard Sauce. In a bowl, combine all the ingredients except the oil. Stir until well blended. Slowly whisk in the peanut oil until emulsified. Refrigerate, covered until needed.

Prepare the aromatic mixture. In a food processor, combine the ginger, garlic, green onions, and red pepper flakes. Turn on machine, slowly add oil, and process mixture to a puree. Saute mixture for 1 to 2 minutes. Season with salt, pepper, and sugar. Set aside.

Prepare the filling. In a wok, stir-fry each vegetable separately in peanut oil. Season with salt and pepper. Drain and transfer to a mixing bowl. Stir in noodles, mushroom soy sauce, chile paste, sesame oil, and cilantro. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside to cool completely. When cool, blend the filling mixture with the aromatic mixture. When ready to form the spring rolls, squeeze out all the excess liquid.

Make the spring rolls. Place about 1/2 cup of prepared filling per spring roll wrapper. Roll and seal edges with the egg wash. Repeat the process until all filling is used.

In a deep pot, with about 4 cups peanut oil heated to 350 degrees F., deep-fry in batches of 4 until golden, about 2 to 3 minutes. Drain on paper towels. Trim off the ends and slice diagonally. Drizzle top with Hot Chinese Mustard Sauce. Serve immediately.

*RAW EGG WARNING

Food Network Kitchens suggest caution in consuming raw and lightly-cooked eggs due to the slight risk of Salmonella or other food-borne illness. To reduce this risk, we recommend you use only fresh, properly-refrigerated, clean, grade A or AA eggs with intact shells, and avoid contact between the yolks or whites and the shell.


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