Sumptuous Fried Spring Rolls with Sweet/Hot/Garlic Dipping Sauce!

D has been making these fried spring rolls and dipping sauce for years and they are a family favorite! These are the best fried spring rolls I’ve ever had, homeade or restaurant and when combined with her dipping sauce, out of this world! Add more chili pepper for more heat in the sauce. Add mint, cilantro or basil to spring roll insides if you want extra flavor. Enjoy!

Recipe: (Recipe requires a trip to your local Asian market)

Fried Spring rolls

Ingredients

  • package of soy been thread noodles
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1 tablespoon dried shrimp
  • XX shallots (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • Cilantro, mint, basil (optional)

Directions

  1. Soak two bundles of soy bean thread noodles in warm water for 15 mins.
  2. Scramble 2 eggs. Make 2 thin sheets of egg by swirling half the eggs at a time in a hot oiled pan. Cut cooked egg into shards and set aside.
  3. In a large pan, cook the pork until no longer pink.
  4. Add 1 Tbs dried shrimp.
  5. Add shallots if using.
  6. Add 2 Tbs fish sauce, 1 tsp sugar and one tsp freshly ground pepper.
  7. Drain the noodles and cut onto smaller pieces before adding to the pan .
  8. Finally add in the egg shards.
  9. Roll mixture in spring roll wrappers adding cilantro, mint or basil leaves before sealing.
  10. Deep fry til golden.

Hot sweet garlic sauce

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 4-5 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground chili pepper

Directions

  1. Boil 1 cup of sugar with one half cup white vinegar and one half cup water
  2. Add in 4-5 garlic gloves minced
  3. Add 1 tsp salt.
  4. Boil until reduced to syrup consistancy
  5. Add 1/4 tsp ground chili peppers to finished syrup before serving


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