Chicken Egg Rolls
Do you love Chinese food but are living on a tight budget? If you can’t afford to eat out every week or even once a month, but still want to bring the taste of good, old-fashioned Chinese cooking into your home, then why not try this awesome recipe for Chicken Egg Rolls?
There’s nothing like Chinese food! So many of us love it! But there are drawbacks to eating out or even taking-out on a regular basis, including the costs. Making your own egg rolls at home just makes a lot of sense. It can be a lot less expensive and healthier too. You’ll know exactly what went in to your egg roll recipe and won’t have to worry about excess salt or MSG. You can even make a whole lot of extra batches of these egg rolls and freeze them. That way, if you ever need them in a hurry, you can just take them out of the deep freeze and heat them up. Easy-peasy, right? And still a heck of a lot cheaper than ordering out.
And please don’t let this wonderful egg roll recipe intimidate you in the least. You may think it’s difficult to make them, but truly – egg rolls are a piece of cake, so to speak. The main thing is that you prep your “filling” ingredients ahead of time. Yes, it does take a little while to shred the chicken, chop the veggies, and mix the spices! But once this is done, it gets a whole heck of a lot easier – truly it’s just a matter of rolling each egg roll up, one by one. It could even be considered FUN!
The next trick to learn – and this may take a little practice – is the frying part. You want to fry them for exactly the right amount of time: not too long, and not too short – just something in between. This way, you’ll get the perfect egg roll, one that’s the perfect consistency, not soggy at all – but crispy and jam-packed with delicious filling! If you love chicken recipes, you will love this recipe for jam-packed chicken egg rolls.
Egg rolls have a very interesting history! You might have thought they originated in China, right? Well, a lot of people in China wouldn’t even recognize a North American egg roll of they saw one. That’s because egg rolls are more of an Americanized version of the Chinese spring roll, and even then – it’s a bit of a stretch. As one story – and there are many different stories – goes, the invention of the egg roll happened in New York in the early 1930s. The inventor? A Chinese cuisine chef by the name of Henry Low. At least, that’s how this story goes. According to his book “Cook at Home in Chinese”, published in 1938, Henry Low’s egg roll recipe called for roast pork, shrimp, bamboo shoots, water chestnuts, scallions, salt, sugar, pepper, and MSG.
One thing’s for sure, the creation of the egg roll was the direct result of two cultures colliding – Chinese and American. It was really a matter of using local ingredients for Chinese cuisine – local ingredients that the locals enjoyed. And the egg roll just worked! Egg rolls became so popular that they’re still in high demand today. Just don’t try to order them at a restaurant in China. They might think you’re a bit daft if you do that. But with this super awesome recipe for chicken egg rolls, you don’t have to go to China; you don’t even have to step outside your door. Make a delicious Chinese meal at home tonight, with some to spare, and you’ll have enough to last you for a week or more. And you’ll save money doing it, too!
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