Patter Fam Sauces

Egg Rolls
3 T Oyster Sauce or Fish Sauce
1 ½ T Soy Sauce
3 tsp. Sesame Oil
3 tsp. sugar
¾ tsp. salt
Vegetable Oil for frying
3 T Garlic
3 tsp. finely chopped fresh ginger or ginger paste
15 green onions – cut into 2” lengths, then cut lengthwise into very thing matchsticks
3 celery ribs cut into very thin matchsticks
3 carrots cut into thin matchsticks
1/2 head of cabbage shredded 
12 large mushrooms – stems discarded and caps sliced ¼” thick (optional)
1 lb. shrimp (optional) – coarsely chopped
1/3 lb. pork sausage
34 – egg roll wrappers
1 large egg beaten + 1 T water

Stir together oyster sauce, soy sauce, sesame oil, sugar, and salt in a small bowl until sugar and salt are dissolved.

Heat a dry large wok or skillet over medium high heat until hot but not smoking, then add 2 T of vegetable oil and swirl skillet to coat.

Stir-fry ginger, garlic, and scallions 1 minute until the scallions wilt.  Add the celery, carrots, and mushrooms and stir fry another 4 – 6 minutes until vegetables soften.  Push vegetable up the sides of the wok and add shrimp if you are using them.  Stir fry them in the middle until completely pink (3-5 minutes).  Add pork and cook until mostly browned.  Add the sauce mixture and stir all the ingredients together until all the pork is cooked.  Season with salt for taste and transfer to a large bowl to cool for 30 minutes.

Open package of egg roll wrappers.  Remove 1 at a time to assemble egg rolls.

Begin with one of the corners of the egg roll near you.  Place ¼ cup of filling horizontally across the center of the egg roll.  Fold bottom corner over the filling, then fold the sides over the bottom corner.  Brush top corner with the beaten egg wash and roll wrapper tightly closed.  Place egg roll seam side down on a paper towel-lined baking sheet.  Repeat the process until all the egg rolls are made.

Heat oil to 375 degrees.  Gently lower the 3-4 egg rolls at a time into the oil for frying.  Fry 3-4 minutes or until golden brown.  Remove to a paper towel to drain, and keep warm in a 250 degree oven until ready to serve.

Serve with dipping sauce or hot mustard.







Written by Joyce Peters — May 15, 2016

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