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Crispy Gluten-Free Egg Rolls with Spicy Sesame Sauce

These egg rolls make a great appetizer for a party.

These egg rolls make a great appetizer for a party.  (Chosen Foods)

  • Prep Time

    15min

  • Cook Time

    15min

  • Total Time

    30min

  • Servings

    24

Made without the typical wheat-filled wonton wrappers, these egg rolls use rice paper so they’re gluten-free.  Fill them with a traditional pork or shrimp mix and fry them up lightly in our Pure Avocado Oil.  The thin sheets of rice paper give that satisfying crispy crunch that’s even more delicious when dipped into a sauce made with Chosen Foods' Spicy Sesame Oil. 

Ingredients

For the rolls:

  • 1 pound Ground pork or chopped shrimp
  • 2 Carrots, shredded
  • 1 cup Jicama, shredded
  • 1 cup Napa cabbage, shredded
  • 1 cup Mushrooms, chopped small
  • 1 Shallot, minced
  • 3 Cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Egg, whisked
  • 1 teaspoon Sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black pepper
  • 1 Pack small round rice paper sheets*
  • Chosen Foods Pure Avocado Oil, for frying
  • A water bottle for wetting the rice paper

For the sauce:

  • 2 tablespoon Chosen Foods Spicy Sesame Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Fish sauce
  • 1 Lime, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon Raw honey
  • 1 Chili, chopped (or sub a pinch of chili flakes)
  • 1 Green onion, chopped
  • 2 Garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup Warm water

Preparation

Step 1:

  • Mix the ground pork, carrots, jicama, napa cabbage, mushrooms, shallot, garlic, egg, sea salt, and black pepper in a large bowl. Use clean (or gloved) hands to squeeze it together well until the vegetables have softened and it’s a uniform mix.

Step 2:

  • Fill a wide, deep skillet with approximately 1” avocado oil. Heat to 330-350F. While the oil is warming up, prep the egg rolls.

Step 3:

  • One roll at a time, use a water bottle filled with filtered water to spray one sheet of rice paper on both sides. Allow it to sit moistened for about 60 seconds, or until it’s soft enough to roll. Place about 2 Tbsp. of the pork mix toward the bottom of the rice paper circle and fold the bottom up over top of the filling. Only after folding the paper over the topping, THEN fold the sides in and finish rolling the paper tight, like wrapping a burrito. Set the roll aside on a plate with the seam side down. Continue with the remaining filling.

Step 4:

  • Once the oil is hot, fry the rolls in batches. Be careful not to let them touch when first added to the pan or they may stick together. The rice paper will bubble a bit at first but the bubbles should calm down toward the end of the frying process. If the oil gets too hot, the rice paper may bubble so much that the filling will come out.

Step 5:

  • Fry until crispy and lightly golden, about 6 minutes per roll. Turning the rolls in the oil every few minutes will help them to brown evenly. Remove the fried rolls to a plate lined with a paper towel to catch the grease.

Step 6:

  • Prepare the sauce by combining all the sauce ingredients in a small bowl. Serve with the rolls within minutes of frying. The longer they sit, the softer they will get.
  • *Note: for a quicker process, use large rice paper sheets. The amount of filling placed in each roll with double and you’ll end up with about half as many larger rolls.