Did you know June 10 is National Egg Roll Day? And I can’t think of a better way to celebrate than by frying up a tasty batch of scrumptious Avocado Egg Rolls at home.
They’re packed with flavor and good-for-you veggies and are much easier to manage than you might imagine. Plus, they’re mmm-mmmmm delicious!
Avocado Egg Rolls have long been a favorite of our kids on local appetizer menus. But now that I know how easy they are to prepare, we can eat them anytime we fancy — no dining out necessary!
Ingredients for Avocado Egg Rolls:
- ½ head of cabbage
- 2-3 large carrots
- 4-5 ripe avocados
- 1 pkg. egg roll wrappers
- salt, pepper, and garlic to taste
- ¼ cup water
- cooking oil
- soy sauce and/or hot mustard
Directions for preparing Avocado gg Rolls:
Shred cabbage and carrots in a food processor. (Alternatively, you can use a bag of pre-shredded coleslaw mix.) Halve the avocados and cut them into thin strips, then sprinkle with salt, pepper, and ground garlic.
Put a spoonful of cabbage and carrots on one corner of an egg roll wrapper, top with a slice of avocado, fold up the bottom corner, then dip fingers in the water and fold over the sides. Roll filled wrapper toward the opposite corner, dipping fingers in water once again to seal that final edge.
Prepare the rest of the egg rolls in the same way. Once they are all filled, heat about 3 inches of vegetable oil in a deep pan.
When the oil is hot, add the egg rolls. Cook 2-3 minutes on one side until wrapper is golden and crispy, then turn and fry an additional 1-2 minutes until the other side is done, as well.
Remove to a plate lined with paper towels to drain. Let cool before eating. Serve with hot mustard and/or soy sauce. Makes a great side for fried rice and wonton soup.
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