Source: CanolaInfo Test Kitchen | Category: Appetizers, Deep-Frying

Spring Rolls

Delicious spring rolls that are full of flavor. Dip in a sweet chili sauce!

Spring Rolls

Ingredients

  • Spring Rolls
  • 3 1/2 oz rice vermicelli (fine rice noodles) 50g
  • 1 Tbsp canola oil 15 mL
  • 1/2 lb lean ground pork 250g
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh red chilies 5 mL
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 carrots, grated
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro or 1/2 tsp (2 mL) dried 30 mL
  • 1 tsp fish sauce 5 mL
  • 7 oz cooked shrimp, chopped 100g
  • 30 spring roll pastry sheets
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch 15 mL
  • 2 Tbsp water 30 mL
  • 3 cup canola oil 750 mL for deep frying
  • Vietnamese Dipping Sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp chili paste 5 mL
  • 1/2 tsp dry crumbled chili flakes 2 mL
  • 1/4 tsp fish sauce 1 mL
  • 2 Tbsp lime juice 30 mL
  • 2/3 cup warm water 150 mL
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar 60 mL
  • 3 Tbsp grated carrot 45 mL

Instructions

  • 1. In heatproof bowl, cover vermicelli with warm water, stand 10 minutes; drain well.
  • 2. Heat canola oil in frying pan; add pork, garlic, and chilies, cook, stirring, until pork is browned. Add onion, carrot, cilantro, fish sauce, shrimp and vermicelli. Cook, stirring until heated through; cool.
  • 3. Place 1 Tbsp (15 mL) of mixture on corner of each spring roll pastry sheet and brush edges with blended cornstarch and water. Fold left and right corners inwards, then bottom corner inwards. Roll pastry sheet to enclose filling. Just before serving, deep fry rolls in canola oil until well browned; drain on paper towel. Serve hot spring rolls with Vietnamese dipping sauce, lettuce & cucumber wedge.
  • 4. To prepare sauce: combine garlic, chili paste, chili flakes, fish sauce, lime juice, water. Add sugar and stir until dissolved. Add grated carrot.

Yield

30 spring rolls

serving size

1 spring roll with 2 tsp sauce

nutritional analysis

Calories150
Total Fat8 g
Saturated Fat2 g
Cholesterol20 mg
Carbohydrates15 g
Fiber1 g
Sugars2 g
Protein4 g
Sodium160 mg
Potassium61 mg