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Thursday, 8 November 2012

Vietnamese Fried Spring Roll

............... ?????? ......been thinking and thinking what should I start to say about my today post here........
In the end..........

Search a beautiful heart.. not a beautiful face....
Beautiful things are not always good,  
but good things are always beautiful

Every test in our life makes us bitter or better,
Every problem comes to make us or break us,
The choice is ours.. whether we become victim or victorious !!!

Vietnamese Fried Spring Roll
Recipe source from Adora's Box
(I made half portions only) 

330g  minced pork
100g raw prawns, chopped  (I didn't add this)
1 small carrot, chopped
2 bunches of spring onions, cut into thin rounds
1 clove, garlic, crushed
1/2 c. soaked glass vermicelli, cut into 1" lengths
1/4 c. of soaked and chopped black fungus
1/4 c. chopped peanuts
1 1/2 tbsps. chopped coriander leaves
1 1/2 tbsps. fish sauce
2 tbsps. brown sugar
2 tbsps. corn flour
1/2 tsp. sesame oil
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
rice paper sheets
cooking oil for frying


Put all the ingredients in a mixing bowl, except for the rice paper and the cooking oil, and mix thoroughly. Place one rice sheet (do this one at a time so they don't stick together) in a dish with warm water for 30 seconds. Make sure both sides are wet. Take out of the water and lay on a clean kitchen cloth to absorb the excess moisture. 

Put a heaping tablespoon of filling on one side of the wrapper, pat into a long shape and fold over. Fold the two sides towards the center and roll tightly. Do not soak the rice paper too much. It is difficult to handle when it's too soft. Like cling film, it sticks to itself.

Deep fry, a few pieces at a time for about 4 minutes.
Do not try to separate them if they stick to each other in the pan because this will cause the spring roll to come apart. Leave it to cook that way. It is ready when it is crisp and blistered. Leave to cool for a few minutes before cutting into bite sized pieces.
Serve with lettuce, coriander and mint leaves.

To eat this, wrap a few pieces in a lettuce leaf, add some coriander and mint, dip in the sauce.

If you like the special sweet garlic & chilli dipping sauce to go with this fried spring roll, please go to Adora's Box.
I didn't make the dipping sauce, instead I go with the easy chilli sauce only.