China: Meatless Egg Roll Recipe

In mainland China, many Chinese-speaking regions of Asia, and Chinese immigrant communities around the world, an egg roll predominantly refers to the egg-based, flute-shaped pastry, with typically yellowish, flaky crust often eaten as a sweet snack or dessert commonly eaten by Asians.

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Within China egg rolls are eaten predominantly in the southeast and is not as commonly consumed in the north and western parts of China.

Here is a meatless version of egg rolls.

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 cups of savoy cabbage, chopped
  • 2 cups of shredded carrots
  • 2 cups of bean sprouts
  • 1 can of water chestnuts, chopped
  • 2 tbsp green onions, sliced
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp corn starch
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 14 egg roll wraps
  • Sweet chili dipping sauce or sweet and sour sauce (for dipping)

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See this recipe from Living Eventfully

Ingredients

  • 1 large package of cherry tomatoes
  • 8-10 sticks of mozzarella string cheese or 1 container pearl sized buffalo mozzarella
  • 1 bunch of fresh basil
  • Kosher salt and pepper
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Balsamic vinegar

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