Recipe courtesy of Kardea Brown

Low Country Veggie Rolls

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 1 hr 35 min (includes cooling time)
  • Active: 45 min
  • Yield: 8 egg rolls


Pepper Jelly Sauce:


Special equipment:
a deep-fry thermometer
  1. To make the filling for the egg rolls, heat the olive oil over medium heat in a wok or large skillet. Add the collard greens, cabbage, carrots, onion, salt and pepper and saute until wilted and beginning to soften, 4 to 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook another minute. Turn up the heat to medium-high and add the soy sauce, sesame oil, vinegar and liquid smoke and cook until the liquid is absorbed, 1 to 2 minutes. Turn off the heat, then add the scallions and black-eyed peas. Remove to a bowl and let cool completely.
  2. Preheat 2 inches canola oil to 350 degrees F in a deep skillet or enameled cast-iron pot. Line a sheet tray with a wire rack.
  3. Lay an egg roll wrapper on a cutting board, oriented in a diamond shape. Add about an eighth of the mixture (a generous 1/3 cup) horizontally across the wrapper, in a line going from one corner to another. With your finger, spread a little water on the edges of the wrapper to moisten. Fold up the bottom corner over the filling, then fold in the ends and roll up the wrapper, making sure it is sealed. Set aside and repeat with the remaining wrappers and filling.
  4. Fry the rolls in batches, flipping once, until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove to the wire rack to drain.
  5. Serve warm with the Pepper Jelly Sauce.

Pepper Jelly Sauce:

Yield: 1/2 cup
  1. Whisk together the pepper jelly, hot sauce, soy sauce, sesame oil and vinegar in a small bowl and set aside.