Veggie Egg Rolls

I’m calling this one egg rolls because they most resemble an egg roll. In fact in the recipe there where no eggs at all!

Ingredients:

  • Egg roll wraps (prepackaged usually in the Asian food area of the grocer)
  • 2 cups shredded cabbage (or cole slaw mix)
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 3 chopped green onions (or about 1/3 of a medium red onion, chopped)
  • 1/2 cup of bean sprouts (fresh or canned)
  • 1/2 cup chopped fish or tofu (I chopped the tofu and soaked it in stock)
  • 2 T flavoring (oyster sauce is good or any flavor stock)
  • 1/3 cup veggie oil

Take the following ingredients and sauté them for about 10 minutes, until the cabbage is tender.

Veggie Egg Rolls2 T sesame oil

Cabbage

Carrots

Onion

Bean sprouts

Oyster sauce

Tofu or fish (put this in at the last 5 minutes of cooking as not to overcook)

Set aside to cool for about 1 hour.

Heat 1/3 cup of veggie oil to 350 degrees in a large fry pan.  While the oil is heating begin making your rolls as follows:

Lay one roll on the counter like a diamond.Veggie Egg Rolls

 

Veggie Egg Roll(hint: cover the waiting rollers with a damp paper towel so they do not dry out, they must be moist to roll without cracking)

 

Place 2 T of your sautéed mixture in the center of the roll.

 

Bring the bottom corner up and then bring the sides in. Now carefully and tightly roll.  Brush water on the top corner to seal it.

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Veggie Egg Roll  Veggie Egg Roll

Carefully place the roll into the hot oil – CAUTION: THAT OIL IS HOT! use tongs to place the rolls into the oil. Cook the roll on all sides until it is golden brown.

Continue until you have finished all rolls.

Enjoy with your favorite side and dipping sauce.

Veggie Egg Roll

Pictured: Veggie/Tofu rolls with brown rice and low sodium soy sauce

These rolls freeze really well. To reheat, place them on a baking sheet and bake at 400 degrees for about 10 minutes, until hot.

4 thoughts on “Veggie Egg Rolls

      • this is what happened when i got your post in my inbox-My mouth fell. Drooled maybe.I dluboe clicked on the picture. I fell off my chair (kinda).I called my friend who lives two miles away. I ordered her to look at your post. And come to my house with some egg roll wrappers.Soon enough…. our house was filled with this DELICIOUS SMELL MMMMeven though i’m a new subscriber to your website, this is so freaking awesome. thanks for everything! ellen :D

    • Hey Clare! I need to make it my mission to make baked ioesvrns of all my favorite fried treats. These would be great with this filling, or you could use ground turkey or chicken in place of the tofu too- in which case I’d add either one raw egg to the filling after it’s cooled or extra cornstarch since using meat makes it more crumbly and you need it to bind together. I think I’ll try this same technique but use a mexican filling instead black beans, cheese, green chilies .yum!

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