Chinese Vegetarian Egg Rolls Recipe

Chinese Vegetarian Egg Rolls

Makes 12 egg rolls


1 tbsp. cooking oil

2 c. sm. spinach leaves

1 c. shredded carrot

1 c. chopped cabbage

1 c. chopped fresh mushrooms

1/2 c. thinly sliced green onion

1/2 c. chopped water chestnuts

1/2 c. chopped pea pods

1/2 c. chopped bamboo shoots

1 clove garlic, minced

1 tsp. grated gingerroot

1 beaten egg

2 tbsp. soy sauce

1 tbsp. rice wine or dry sherry

Dash salt

12 Egg Roll Wrappers

Cooking oil for deep-fat frying


Preheat a large skillet or wok over high heat; add the 1 tbsp. cooking oil. Stir fry spinach, carrot, cabbage, mushrooms, onion, water chestnuts, pea pods, bamboo shoots, garlic and gingerroot for 2-3 minutes.

In a bowl combine egg, soy sauce, sherry and salt; stir in the vegetable mixture. Set aside to cool for wrapping.

Place an egg roll skin with 1 point toward you. Spoon 1/4 cup vegetable filling diagonally across and just below center of skin. Fold bottom point of the skin over the filling; tuck point under filling. Fold side corners over, forming an envelope shape. Roll up toward remaining corner, moisten point; press firmly to seal. Repeat with remaining egg roll skins and filling.

Fry egg rolls, a few at a time, in deep hot cooking oil (375°F) for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on paper toweling. Serve warm with Sweet and Sour Sauce or Chinese mustard.

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