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New England style Egg Rolls recipe

hahahaha i actually love papa gino's i love a chewy crust, but yes dire is right!

Feb 23, 2012
craftgal42 in Home Cooking

New England style Egg Rolls recipe

I'm near Statesville, I can't even get a good pizza around here. I miss Papa Gino's and Christo's and Lynwood's and ..... lol but I DON'T miss the WEATHER back home!!!

Feb 23, 2012
craftgal42 in Home Cooking

New England style Egg Rolls recipe

GREAT! Thanks, I'll tr this. I'm new to this site and haven't had the chance to look around.

Feb 23, 2012
craftgal42 in Home Cooking

New England style Egg Rolls recipe

I had a friend mail me some AH-SO sauce for the red coating on pork, but i found an Asian market here that carries packets of Chinese BBQ Char Sui, it's a dry red seasoning mix, ($1.29) you just add water or use dry to coat the meat. It's great on chicken too.

Feb 23, 2012
craftgal42 in Home Cooking

New England style Egg Rolls recipe

I moved from Mass. to North Carolina 4 yrs ago and can’t find decent Chinese food here. So I’ve been on a quest to make it myself. After trying so many combos of veggies in the egg rolls I decided to get clever and call the restaurants back home and lie a little. “ my daughter has a lot of allergies to many foods so can you tell me what is in your egg rolls?” The answer was the same from 3 different places.. “ celery, pork, salt and pepper”

2 basic ingredients! Then I started experimenting. I tried sautéing the celery and I tried raw, they both taste great but the raw is easier and quicker.
exact measurements I don’t have.
1 package of egg rolls wrappers ( if you want best quality you can buy it at the local Chinese restaurant) the grocery store one is fine for me.
Using a food processor, chop/grind 4 heads of dark green celery ( the hearts don’t have as much flavor) squeeze out all liquid.
add chopped, PRECOOKED meat, salt and pepper and pinch of sugar.
wrap, fry and drain on wire rack.
freeze the extras.
when re-heating the frozen ones, just preheat oven or toaster oven to 400 or 425 and cook for 10 mins.

I hope this helps.
P.S
I’m still working on the duck sauce, they told me “its just apple sauce, sugar and water”.

Feb 22, 2012
craftgal42 in Home Cooking

Boston-style Chinese Food recipes

the egg rolls are so simple of a recipe!!! 2 basic ingredients. ( I called several restaurants back home and said my kid had allergies and I needed to know what was in their eggrolls. they all said the same thing. “celery and pork”. Then I started experimenting. I tried sautéing the celery and I tried raw, they both taste great but the raw is easier and quicker.
exact measurements I don’t have.
in a food processor, chop/grind 4 heads of dark green celery ( the hearts don’t have as much flavor) and place in a strainer and squeeze out all liquid. or even place it in fridge over nite in a strainer over a bowl and put a brick on top to squish out the liquid. the idea is to get as much out as possible.
add the cooked meat, salt and pepper and pinch of sugar. wrap, fry and drain on wire rack.
freeze extras.
when re-heating the frozen ones, just preheat oven or toaster oven to 400 or 425 and cook for 10 mins.

Feb 22, 2012
craftgal42 in Home Cooking