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Chinese Spring Rolls

An easy-to-make Chinese traditional treat by Zhang Xiaoyu of Wang Jia Sha

Wang Jia Sha's Spring Rolls

Looking ahead to Spring Festival Zhang Xiaoyu of Shanghai institution Wang Jia Sha has shared with us a recipe for a Chinese favorite, spring rolls.

Serves: 2

Cuisine: Chinese

Cooking Time: Preparation Time: 1 hour, Cooking Time: 45 minutes

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INGREDIENTS

Pictured here is pretty much everything you'll need: one head of napa cabbage (黄芽菜, huangya cai), shredded pork, crab roe or you can substitute this with bamboo shoot (冬笋, dong sun), shredded ginger and liao jiu (料酒, liao jiu), the latter two ingredients are only needed if you use crab roe. Spring roll skins (春卷皮, chun juan pi), corn or sunflower oil (玉米油/葵花籽油, yu mi you/ kui hua zi you), white pepper, salt, sesame oil and ground cornstarch mixed with with a little cold water.

Serves: 2

Cuisine: Chinese

Cooking Time: Preparation Time: 1 hour, Cooking Time: 45 minutes

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The FILLING

Chop the napa cabbage up and blanche in boiling water. Remove when the cabbage is soft and transparent.

Serves: 2

Cuisine: Chinese

Cooking Time: Preparation Time: 1 hour, Cooking Time: 45 minutes

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The FILLING

Coat a frying pan or wok with oil, sauté shredded pork over medium heat. Remove from the pan and set aside.

Serves: 2

Cuisine: Chinese

Cooking Time: Preparation Time: 1 hour, Cooking Time: 45 minutes

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The FILLING

Follow this same procedure with the crab roe or the bamboo shoot. If you're cooking crab roe, start by stir-frying the ginger before adding the roe.

Serves: 2

Cuisine: Chinese

Cooking Time: Preparation Time: 1 hour, Cooking Time: 45 minutes

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The FILLING

Mix the roe (or bamboo shoot) with pork, and napa cabbage together.

Serves: 2

Cuisine: Chinese

Cooking Time: Preparation Time: 1 hour, Cooking Time: 45 minutes

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The FILLING

Add a little bit of the corn starch solution into the mixture.

Serves: 2

Cuisine: Chinese

Cooking Time: Preparation Time: 1 hour, Cooking Time: 45 minutes

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The FILLING

Season with salt and white pepper then stir fry the mixture together for a few minutes.

Serves: 2

Cuisine: Chinese

Cooking Time: Preparation Time: 1 hour, Cooking Time: 45 minutes

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The FILLING

It should look like this. Set it aside and allow it to cool.

Serves: 2

Cuisine: Chinese

Cooking Time: Preparation Time: 1 hour, Cooking Time: 45 minutes

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STUFFING THE SPRING ROLLS

Place 2 tbsp of filling on the spring roll wrapper. You may have to adjust your quantities a bit, so it might make more sense to add the filling 1 tbsp at a time.

Serves: 2

Cuisine: Chinese

Cooking Time: Preparation Time: 1 hour, Cooking Time: 45 minutes

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STUFFING THE SPRING ROLLS

Gently fold over the side closest to you.

Serves: 2

Cuisine: Chinese

Cooking Time: Preparation Time: 1 hour, Cooking Time: 45 minutes

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STUFFING THE SPRING ROLLS

Fold over both sides, making sure the filling is evenly distributed throughout.

Serves: 2

Cuisine: Chinese

Cooking Time: Preparation Time: 1 hour, Cooking Time: 45 minutes

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STUFFING THE SPRING ROLLS

Roll it up tightly and seal the edges. A paste of wheat flour and water makes a great adhesive if the spring roll wrapper is too dry to stick to itself.

Serves: 2

Cuisine: Chinese

Cooking Time: Preparation Time: 1 hour, Cooking Time: 45 minutes

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STUFFING THE SPRING ROLLS

Place the folded side down on the plate. Repeat the process.

Serves: 2

Cuisine: Chinese

Cooking Time: Preparation Time: 1 hour, Cooking Time: 45 minutes

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FRING

Heat up the cooking oil in a pan, (use a wok if you want to deep fry them) . When you see small bubbles in the oil, turn the range to medium heat. It’s time to slide the spring rolls in.

Serves: 2

Cuisine: Chinese

Cooking Time: Preparation Time: 1 hour, Cooking Time: 45 minutes

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FRING

Gently slide a few in at a time. Don't add too many, though, because they might stick together.

Serves: 2

Cuisine: Chinese

Cooking Time: Preparation Time: 1 hour, Cooking Time: 45 minutes

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FRING

Fry until they are golden brown.

Serves: 2

Cuisine: Chinese

Cooking Time: Preparation Time: 1 hour, Cooking Time: 45 minutes

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THE PRESENTATION

Serve with black vinegar for dipping and enjoy.

Serves: 2

Cuisine: Chinese

Cooking Time: Preparation Time: 1 hour, Cooking Time: 45 minutes

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