Sunday, July 6, 2014

Baked Egg Rolls

Well, I wasn't originally going to share this recipe... I've bombarded you all with enough baked egg roll recipes recently (sorry, they are just so delicious!), but this recipe was too good and too close to the original not to share! This here is your standard, Chinese take-out type egg roll... it has a crispy outside with a cabbage, carrot, bean sprout, egg and crab filling.


You'd never guess it, but these baked egg rolls are super quick and easy to prepare! It only takes a few minutes to prep the filling, roll the filling in the egg roll wrappers, and then pop them in to the oven.


Yum... these Baked Egg Rolls make a great appetizer, side dish, or light dinner! 


Next time you are craving some Chinese take-out, skip ordering the fried, oily, fat-laden take-out egg rolls and make your own instead. Baking the egg rolls in the oven instead of frying them in oil is so much healthier! Now you can enjoy your favorite finger foods without the guilt. :)

Baked Egg Rolls
based on a recipe by allrecipes.com
makes about 12 egg rolls

3 cups cabbage, shredded
1 carrot, shredded
1/2 cup fresh bean sprouts
1 celery stalk, diced
2 tablespoons chopped onion (optional)
3/4 cup imitation crab, chopped
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
black pepper to taste
1 egg, beaten
cornstarch
12 egg roll wrappers

Directions:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

In a large bowl, mix together cabbage, carrots, sprouts, celery, and onion. Stir in imitation crab, soy sauce, garlic powder, and black pepper.


Pour beaten egg into a skillet placed over medium heat; cook flat and thin, flipping once, until done. Remove from skillet, cool, and chop finely. Stir egg into cabbage mixture. Add a pinch of cornstarch to the mixture; mix well.


Working with one wrapper at a time, drop about 2 Tbsp. of filling onto an egg roll wrapper. Use the directions on the back of the package to see how to roll the egg rolls.


Place egg roll seam side down on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Brush the egg rolls with olive oil, or spray lightly with cooking spray.


Bake for about 14 minutes, turning over half way through baking.


Enjoy!!!


Not only are these Baked Egg Rolls delicious, they are also pretty!


Now that I've finally shared the 'baked' and healthier version of a standard egg roll, I'll lay off the egg roll recipes for awhile.... promise!

- Janel




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