From Chinese Chef Nicholas Zhou Mini Spring Roll Recipe


(Made with mini spring roll wrappers)
Yield: 20 Spring Rolls


2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 teaspoons peeled and grated fresh ginger
3 1/2 oz (100 g) ground (minced) pork
3 1/2 oz (100 g) ground (minced) chicken
2 oz (60 g) ground (minced) shrimp
2 stalks celery, finely chopped
1 small carrot, finely chopped
6 canned water chestnuts, drained and finely chopped
4 scallions (shallots), finely chopped
1 cup (3 oz/90 g) shredded Chinese cabbage
2 teaspoons cornstarch (cornflour)
2 tablespoons oyster sauce
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 tablespoons chicken stock
1 teaspoon Asian sesame oil
20 frozen mini spring roll wrappers, about 4 1/2 inches
(11.5 cm) square, thawed
2 teaspoons cornstarch (cornflour) mixed with 2 tablespoons

4 cups (32 fl oz/1 L) vegetable oil for deep-frying


Mix together the cornstarch, oyster sauce, soy sauce, and
chicken stock. Set aside.

Heat wok and add 1 tablespoon oil, swirling down the sides
of the wok. When oil is ready, add garlic and ginger,
stir-frying until fragrant (approximately 1 minute). Add
the ground pork, chicken, and shrimp. Stir-fry until they
change color (approximately 3 minutes). Remove the
ingredients from the wok and set aside.

Add 1 tablespoon of oil to the wok. When hot, add, in the
following order, the celery, carrot, water chestnuts,
scallions, and cabbage. On high heat, stir-fry the
vegetables until they have softened (approximately
2 minutes). Add the cornstarch/oyster sauce mixture. Bring
the ingredients to boiling, and then reduce the heat to
medium and continue cooking to allow the sauce to thicken
(between 1 and 2 minutes). Remove the wok from the heat.
When the ingredients have cooled add the pork mixture,
stirring it in to mix well. Add the sesame oil.

Wrappers: Mix together the cornstarch and water. Carefully
wet the edges of the spring roll wrapper with the
cornstarch/water mixture. Mound 1 tablespoon of filling in
the center. Roll the wrapper up diagonally, folding in the
sides. Repeat until all the spring rolls are made.

Heat the 4 cups of oil in a wok, using a deep-frying
thermometer to determine when the temperature reaches 375
degrees F (190 degrees Celsius). (If you don’t have a
deep-fry thermometer, just stick a bread cube in the oil -
when it sizzles and turns a golden color, the oil is hot
enough). Cook each spring roll until it turns golden brown,
in batches of 4 at a time. Remove and drain on paper towels.
Serve hot.[/b][b]

Nice recipe. Just what I was looking for. Do you have a sauce to recommend with these spring rolls? I like something along the lines of soy sauce + ginger + vinegar + crushed red peppers even though they might not normally be paired with such a dip.

There is a Thai sweet chili sauce available at Asian markets that is hard to beat.