Sunday, March 20, 2011

CHA GIO (Vietnamese Egg Rolls)

This is a recipe from my friend who married one of our American soldiers in Viet Nam. This is one of her favorite family recipes (And they are very good!)

1 lb lean ground beef
1 lb lean ground pork
1/2 lb carrots, shredded
1 onion, minced
2 eggs, beaten
salt to taste
pepper to taste
1 pkg rice papers (found in the ethnic food section of most grocery stores)
warm water

Soak minced onion in a bowl of water and a little salt for 10-15 minutes.

Mix eggs, meats, and carrots. Drain onion and squeeze out excess water. Add onion to the meat mixture. Add salt and pepper; mix well.

Fill a large bowl 1/2 to 3/4 full of warm water. Dip rice papers, one at a time, in the warm water until wet. Place meat filling into the rice paper; roll up and seal.

Drop rolls into hot cooking oil and fry over medium heat until golden brown. Serve with rice, lettuce, and fish sauce.


Liana said...

These sound exactly like Filipino spring rolls...and yes, they are delectable!! Thanks for sharing! =)

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