‘Lumpia’ Filipino-style spring rolls

Serve these at your next dinner party or as part of an Asian-themed banquet.
Lumpia Filipino spring rollsCon Poulos

Elevate your finger food game with this crispy Filipino spring rolls recipe. These spring rolls are filled with a tasty mix of prawn and pork meat, fresh herbs and served with a sweet and sour dipping sauce.

Known as ‘lumpia’, these Filipino spring rolls make for a fabulous side dish, starter and snack. Instead of pan-frying or baking the spring rolls, we deep fried them until golden brown, resulting in a crispy spring roll shell.

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1.Place pork, prawn, eschalot, garlic chives, wombok, oyster sauce, soy sauce, sake, egg yolks, ginger and sugar in a large bowl. Season with salt. Using your hands, mix well to combine.
2.Working with one wrapper at a time, place 2 teaspoons of the filling in a line across the bottom edge, leaving a 1cm border. Brush the edges with water. Roll up to enclose filling, folding in the sides as you roll. Repeat with remaining wrappers and filling.
3.Fill a large saucepan with enough vegetable oil to come two-thirds up the side and heat the oil to 180C. Deep-fry spring rolls, in batches of 10, for 5 minutes or until golden and cooked through. Drain on paper towel or a write rack.
4.Serve spring rolls with sweet and sour sauce.

Suitable for freeze.

Roll the spring rolls and store uncooked, covered, in the refrigerator up to a day ahead. Ensure you interleave with freezer wrap or baking paper between layers so they don’t stick together. Alternatively, freeze in an airtight container for up to 3 months.

To compensate for the batch frying, keep the cooked spring rolls warm in a low oven, until ready to serve.


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