Chicken Spring Rolls
Spring rolls needs no special introduction. This is my kids favorite, so I make them often as a snack. Chinese Style spring rolls are traditional festival food. Pastry sheets with meat and vegetable filling, is rolled into cylinders and deep fried to from a crispy and tasty appetizer. You can also try other vegetables like Napa cabbage, mushrooms, bean sprouts or tofu.
Chicken- 1/2 pound
Ginger and garlic minced- 1 tbs
Soya sauce- 1 tsp
Oyster sauce-1/2 tsp
Dry chilly flakes-1/3 tsp optional
Black pepper- 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Sugar- 1/2 tsp
Cabbage shredded- 1 cup
Carrot grated- 1/2 cup
Spring onion stalks- thinly sliced
Spring roll wraps- 20 defrosted
oil for deep frying- 1 1/2 cup
To make the filling
Heat a pan/ wok and add oil. Add finely sliced chicken ( or minced chicken) and stir fry in high for 2 minutes. Sprinkle pepper powder, soya sauce and oyster sauce and continue to stir fry, till chicken is crisp and cooked. Remove the chicken from the pan.
In the same pan add one more tbs of oil and saute the minced garlic and ginger. After a minute add the chilly flakes,the sliced green onion, cabbage and shredded carrots.Stir fry in high heat for two minutes. Finally the cooked chicken, sugar and toss well (you can also add a few drops of rice vinegar). Allow this filling to cool down completely.
Add 1/2 tsp of corn starch to 1/3 cup of water, mix well and keep aside. Use this to moisten the edges of the wrap.
While working keep the defrosted wraps covered by a damp cloth to prevent drying.
Place one wrap on the working board like a diamond, with one side pointing towards you. Put one tbs of filling. Lift the bottom corner and tuck it under the filling. Roll tightly half way through, fold both sides towards the center, brush sides with corn starch liquid and continue rolling nice and tight. The moist edges with stick and seal the roll.
Heat oil in a pan, slide spring rolls into the oil in batches and fry till both sides are evenly brown and crisp. Drain on paper towels, allow to cool before serving.
Hope you will all enjoy!