With Breck out of town on Sunday for Fantasy Football Draft, I found myself back in the kitchen. This is not a bad thing for me. I do like to cook, and it gave me an opportunity to do something new. I gave egg rolls a shot.
I had some left over pork carnitas from a meal a few days earlier that I thought might be good in an egg roll. I started out with 3/4 Cup chopped cabbage, 1chopped green onion with greens, and 1 stalk of celery chopped including the leaves. I microwaved this for 2 minutes uncovered.
Then I got my egg roll skins out the refrigerator. I found these in the produce section of my HEB.
After the cabbage mixture had cooled slightly, I mixed it with my 1/2 pound of leftover pork (also chopped). I also threw in a tsp of Soy Sauce and one of cooking sherry.
The egg roll skins were not as delicate as I thought they would be making them easy to work with. I just scooped what I eye balled as a good serving size onto the sheet.
I folded in the two sides, then folded the flap closest to me over and rolled them shut. A little water sealed the edge.
When I was done I had four pork egg rolls.
I still had more skins, so I rolled them with a slice of ham and Swiss cheese. Won't these be good dipped in honey mustard?
I baked these for a healthier egg roll on a silicone mat, though parchment paper would have bee great too.
Lovely, aren't they? 400 degrees for about 14 minutes, turning halfway through. Not pictured are veggie egg rolls I made to use up the last few wrappers I had. Cabbage, carrot, celery, green onion, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, and rice vinegar. I winged it.
I flash froze them so they would not stick together when packaged. These will be great for work lunches.
I got on a roll and also put away two Rosemary Pot Roast bags. So easy.
One went in the freezer, but one went into the crock pot before I left for work this morning.
And this is what I came home to. Yum.
So nice. I also made a basket of goodies for the other folks on my hall. Just something fun to start the year.
I know you can't tell in the picture, but those are packs of Extra gum. I love Pinterest.