Tuesday, April 17, 2007

With This You Get

You get egg rolls.

Step one: the filling--I adapted a recipe from The Moosewood Cookbook by Mollie Katzen--the original Moosewood Cookbook.

Here's the beginning of the envelope roll:

Hard to take a picture and keep the egg roll together:

Here they are all nice and fried up:

And plated with some shrimp fried rice:

What inspired me to make my own egg rolls? This post Posie Gets Cozy: keeping her in eggrolls.
What changes did I make to the original Moosewood recipe? I added some shrimp so they weren't vegetarian. I used soy sauce instead of tamari. I subbed shredded carrots for celery and used canned bean sprouts because I couldn't find fresh and I left out the dried mushrooms because I couldn't find them. These weren't bad. I should have rolled them tighter. I thought I did, next time I will definitely make sure the corners are tucked in extra good.

And since this is a stitching blog and not a cooking blog here's my progress on Midsummer Night Designs, Monkey Sampler.

If you all haven't checked out Kiwi Jo's patchwork bags, head on over there and be ready to be awed. My sewing skills are limited at best but I have to make me one of these. Very cool, Jo.
Check out Jan's latest post, Be*mused. I love the paragraph about preparing yourself for sewing. Uh, nope not around here. Knock on my door, prepare to be frightened when I open it.


Michelle said...

Mmm...eggrolls! Your Monkey Sampler looks great - the colors are fabulous. I have to put this one in my stash.

Lucy said...

I love eggrolls!!!!! Looked like you did a perfect job on those!

claudia said...

Those eggrolls look scrumptous. I make my own for special occasions, like when we go to my sister's for a celebration. My BIL love them so I always take a thousand or two.
We'll have to exchange addresses so we can see who have the most frightening entrance to their house. Mine may just be a little more fightening! LOL

Meari said...

The egg rolls sound good. I'll have cook some of 'em up. My mom makes them for every holiday. (The perks of being 1/2 Japanese!)

Anonymous said...

Oh yum! I used to make eggrolls when I was a teenager. My best friend's mom was Chinese and she taught us how. Man, they were good! Yours look de-lish!

Kiwi Jo said...

Aw shucks, you're making me blush!
Those eggrolls look delicious - I am a useless cook.

Anna van Schurman said...

Hey, thought of you when I saw this