Egg Rolls a la Christen

I love to visit my brother Kelly and his family not only because we have fun together and I love them, but also because their neighbor John makes the most awesome egg rolls you will ever have in your life.  Once I had his, I didn’t want those nasty frozen ones or even the ones in restaurants anymore.  He’s been making these consistently delicious for several years now, but the last few months I’ve decided to try it myself.  I did make them a while back but forgot to post the recipe and then forgot what I did!  Since my husband loved them so much, I decided to try to recreate them for his birthday.  I must have done well because he loved them!  Of the TEN egg rolls I made, only two remain…

Egg Rolls a la Christen


1 package egg roll skins (pkg. contains approx. 20 skins)
2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
1 yellow onion, diced fine
8 cups green cabbage, shredded in thin strips
4 cloves garlic, chopped
Salt, Pepper, Tony’s, onion and garlic powders
1 cup shredded carrots
4 tsp sesame seeds
2 tsp sesame oil
1 tbsp Tabasco brand soy sauce
2 eggs
oil for frying


In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat.  Add the onions and cabbage and cook for 3 minutes, stirring often. Lightly season with salt and pepper.   Add the garlic and carrots and cook for another 4 minutes, or until the veggies are tender to your liking.  Remove to a mixing bowl.  Add sesame oil and sesame seeds, mix well and season to your liking (Tony’s, etc.).  Once it’s seasoned enough, add one egg and mix well.  Crack the other egg into a small clean bowl and whisk to make an egg wash.  Use two egg roll skins for each roll (one is too thin) and brush a light layer of egg along the edges to help seal it.  Place some of the filling inside, about 1/4 of the way up and roll, folding the sides in as you roll (the egg roll skin wrapper usually has a good diagram of how to do this).  Fry in oil about 4 minutes or until a beautiful golden brown.  Sprinkle lightly with salt as you remove from the grease.

Egg Rolls a la Christen


One response to “Egg Rolls a la Christen

  1. Mr. Shoe is going to be so excited! He loved the egg rolls you made last summer.

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