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Recipe courtesy of Sara Moulton

Baby Egg Rolls with Soy Sesame Dipping Sauce

  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 1 hr 30 min
  • Prep: 50 min
  • Cook: 40 min
  • Yield: 30 egg rolls
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Ingredients

1/4 cup olive oil

One 2-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and minced

1 garlic clove, minced

One 1/2-pound boneless pork chop, cut into thin strips

2 scallions, white and 1 inch of the green parts, thinly sliced

1 carrot, julienned

1 large red bell pepper, julienned

1 cup thinly sliced Napa cabbage

1/4 cup chicken stock, preferably homemade

2 tablespoons soy sauce

30 square wonton wrappers

Soy Sesame Dipping Sauce, recipe follows

Soy Sesame Dipping Sauce:

6 tablespoons soy sauce

1/4 cup rice vinegar

2 teaspoons Asian (toasted) sesame oil

2 teaspoons sugar

Directions

  1. To make the egg roll, heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil in a large skillet or wok over medium heat. Add the ginger and garlic and cook, stirring until slightly softened, about 2 minutes. Add the pork and stir until it turns white, about 2 minutes. Transfer the pork to a plate and set aside. Add the scallions, carrot, and red pepper to the skillet. Cook, stirring, until slightly softened, about 2 minutes. Add the cabbage, stock, and soy sauce. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer until the liquid has evaporated and the vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes. Return the pork to the skillet and let the contents of the skillet cool to room temperature. You should have about 2 cups.
  2. Lay the wrappers flat on a work surface. Brush the edges lightly with water. Top with about 1 tablespoon of the filling and roll into a cylinder, tucking in the sides and pressing the edges to seal. (The egg rolls can be frozen at this point.) Heat the remaining olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until almost smoking. Working in batches, add the rolls and cook, turning often with tongs, until golden brown on all sides, 5 to 7 minutes. Cool slightly before serving.
  3. Serve on the side with Soy Sesame Dipping Sauce.

Soy Sesame Dipping Sauce:

  1. To make the dipping sauce, combine the soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil, and sugar in a small bowl. Stir well and serve.

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