Chinese Food Pyramid

recipe, egg roll,, chinese food, appetizer, pintrestMen don’t follow directions, unless it’s a recipe for egg rolls. Sunday’s self-imposed challenge was making egg rolls from scratch. The recipe used for these comes from Typically, I don’t like anything that involves prep work or multiple steps. I prefer to reserve brain power for storing inconsequential factoids from dates or how to find the volume of three-dimensional objects. I can assure you these cylindrical, crispy treats are worth the effort, especially if you have a sous chef (Mom) who did all the prep work for you.

After a night of dancin’ into the wee small hours of the morning, eating wasn’t high on my list of to-dos. Chicago got its first flirtation with spring today. Like creatures that lurk in the shadows, everyone was out frolicking in the sunshine and tepid temps. I took a stroll and snapped this shot capturing a growing trend of the anti-gun sign. I have yet to see a sign that welcomed guns. Who knew you couldn’t bring your gun to the park by an elementary school?



  • 1 c. chicken or pork, chopped
  • 1 c. frozen shrimp (about 1/2 pound of the smallest you can find)
  • 1/2 c. celery
  • 1/2 c. mushrooms
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1 c. fresh bean sprouts
  • 2 c. cabbage, chopped
  • 1/4 c. soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp. peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp. oil
  • 1 pkg. egg rolls (skins)
  • 1 beaten egg

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Heat oil in skillet. Melt in peanut butter, add chicken/pork; cook until brown, add shrimp and the rest of the vegetables, one at a time, while constantly stir frying, add soy sauce. This process took about 5-7 minutes.

Drain off juice from meat/veggie mix in a strainer, let cool.

recipe, egg roll,, chinese food, appetizerNow the fun part. Wrapping in egg roll skins.

This made 15 egg rolls.

recipe, egg roll,, chinese food, appetizerOnce you have them all wrapped and ready to go. Heat about 1 cup of peanut oil or vegetable oil in a deep sauce pan. The oil should be about 1/2 – 1 inch deep in the pan.

I have a bunch of wraps leftover, I’ll start thinking on other variations. Perhaps a Mexican egg roll? Me gusta.

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