3 Easy Take Away Foods You Can Make At Home-
With my restricted diet, take away or quick get it and go foods are no longer on the table ( pun intended). A few of the things I really miss are Chinese egg rolls, fried rice and sticky rice. Hubby loves sushi and he says, “if I can’t have Chinese take away then he can’t either”. He’s a sweetie. But I always tell him it’s okay. I encourage him to eat all of the things I can’t when he goes on business trips. Sushi is technically Chinese but made its way to Japan at some point, no matter how it got here he loves it. I miss Chinese food! Today I am jumping in the way back machine and grabbing a couple of recipes I previously shared and adding a new one too. I have more than 3 easy take away foods you can make at home. But, today I’m focused on these. I hope you will enjoy them. Fresh made is always better anyway, right?
You can find the Great Sushi Experiment HERE
Ham Fried Rice is HERE
Pork and Veggie Egg Rolls please see Katies Tid Bits for options
What you Need
1/2 lb Ground pork ( lean)
1 Egg white* (if you want to bake instead of fry)
Canola oil ( for frying in the amount needed for your fryer or deep skillet)
2 Tbsp. canola oil* ( plus some for coating the wok)
4 Garlic cloves (minced)
½ Cup potatoes (peeled and diced small)*
4 Cups cabbage ( shredded)*
½ Cup carrots* (peeled and diced small)
1 Tbsp. Ginger ( fresh grated or dry ½ tsp. )
1 tsp. Salt
1 Tbsp. White pepper ( dry)
Egg roll wraps ( premade and found in your markets salad section)
Wok ( or deep frying pan)
Pie plate or rimmed plate
Deep frying pan or a baking sheet if you prefer not to fry*
Paper towel lined plate
Before you Start! Preheat your wok. Then remove from heat and dribble canola oil * in and move the wok around to coat well. Line a plate with paper towel or clean brown paper bag and set aside.
Lets Make It! Add oil and garlic to the wok and raise the temperature to medium high. Move the garlic around continually until semi translucent, add pork and saute’ until pork is browned ( about 8-10 minutes). Add cabbage*, carrots and potatoes and keep it all moving for about 10-15 minutes. Not vigorasly, just move things around so everything is cooked evenly. About 10 -15 minutes, longer if you diced potatoes in larger pieces. Remove from heat and add ginger, salt and pepper, stir together until well incorporated. Remove from wok and move to a rimmed plate or pie plate to cool a bit.
Fill each egg roll wrapper with about 2 tablespoons of the pork mixture and roll up. Make sure to tuck in the ends. I must admit it didn’t occur to me to show how to wrap the egg rolls, sorry. Here is a rudmentrary drawing. Place 2 Tbsp filling just below the center mark. Then fold corner B over to the center line and dab with some water. Fold over corners c and d so they overlap a bit in the center. Dab a bit of water at the points where the wrapper corners meet. It will help to keep them together, food glue! Now you can roll up to corner A another dab of water, and nicely done, I must say, have you done this before?
Repeat until all wrapers are filled or until you run out of filling. It should make about 10. Now here is the part that makes it so yummy. You are going to fry those bad boys! * add oil in the proper proportion for your deep skillet or fryer Each one is a little different so I would prefer to leave that up to you. You need enough to cover each egg roll, fry until golden brown ( frying oil should be at about 350°F . Remove from oil and let drained on prepared plate) . We don’t use any dipping sauces but hot mustard is always great and if you have cocktail sauce that works to. My hubby will dip them in ranch dressing. Whatever you like is best. Drain on paper towels and enjoy!
Katies Tid Bits*
Oil -you can use peanut oil
Potatoes- frozen or canned potatoes work well for this recipe too. Make sure they are fully drained! No oil splatters.
Baked- if you prefer bake at 375° for about 15 minutes turning once half way through. Remove when golden brown on all sides.
Cabbage- coleslaw mix works ghreat for this recipe it usually has carrots alreay in it.
Egg white- baste egg rolls with egg white ( one egg) before baking
Taa Daa all fresh ingredients and better than take away.
Which of these 3 Easy Take Away Foods You Can Make At Home will be on your menu?
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