Hello Dear friends, today I’m going to share with you yet another delicious easy food recipe, which is the popular Spring Rolls. These Chinese Spring Rolls served as an appetizer, snack or even as a light dinner recipe. The deep fried bubbly, crunchy exterior of the Spring Roll along with spicy filling and a dipping sauce is truly amazing and so addictive that you won’t stop by just having one.
Unlike to the range of variety fillings in a Spring Roll to be it; meat, fresh spring vegetables, or even sweet ingredients like bananas or sugar – they have a super thin, smooth, and egg-less wrapper made of wheat flour or rice flour, salt, and water.
Originated from ancient China, Spring Rolls came a long way through all over the world adapted in many ways. Today I have got two different ways of making an easy homemade spring roll/wonton wrappers with spicy vegetable filling and a simple dipping sauce recipe. Go through this post to find out each with new tips and tricks. These homemade spring roll wrappers will give you a new type of appreciation for that extra crunchy outer layer of spring rolls. To do that you can either deep fry, pan toast or bake them in order to reach perfection.
Homemade spring roll wrappers or wonton wrappers only require a few basic ingredients combined and kneaded as a soft pliable dough together to assemble in sheets. The key to a perfect wrapper is to roll the dough as thin as you can and no worries I have got your back.
So let’s get begin with making the Spring Roll wrappers/ wonton wrappers.
Using hot water not scalding hot water but warm enough to handle helps denature the gluten proteins in the dough to produce a smoother texture and more pliable dough to roll out.
Note: if you want to store these sheets let them rest uncovered to air dry about 30 minutes, flip half way through to dry both sides. Dust the sheets with cornstarch or AP flour, place a wax paper in between the wrappers. Stack after folding them into quarters and store them in a Ziploc bag. Keep them on a freezer about 2 months – when you ready to use defrost it and then make Spring Rolls.
As I mentioned there are versatile range of filling options to choose from, so have what you desire. If you make something spicy like this with vegies, meat or eggs you have to have the dipping sauce it’s so flavorful with this combination.
What I would usually do is add the leftovers from dipping sauce to the filling, that way nothing going to waste and it bring such a lovely taste to the filling too. Of course you can omit this step if you want to.
You will need;
In here I used most basic folding technique to prepare Spring Rolls. You can use any kind of techniques for folding, just note down that you want to secure Spring Rolls well.
There is no doubt that for a real-deal spring roll experience, frying is the best way to go. That’s how to make a beautifully golden spring roll that’s flaky and crispy, as it should be. But certainly you can bake them. In baking the crispness is just not quite the same as you get from deep frying, but it is undeniably crispy. The main difference is the flavor – when you bake, the flavor of the spring roll wrapping is more dominant than when fried i.e. with fried spring rolls, you can taste the filling more.
Similarly you can shallow fry them having less amount of oil in a pan and turning Spring Rolls into sides to get even golden brown color. Or you can pan toast them applying generous amount of butter on a pan and turning into sideways to browning the Spring Rolls.
So that’s all about the Spring Rolls guys, I guess even the post get long it will be worth for you to gather all information in one place.
If you do not feel like cooking much and lazy, definitely you can buy the Spring Rolls sheets from the supermarket, I’m not recommending through unless you don’t left any other option. Because guys store bought ones contain many artificial ingredients which are not healthy for us. Even the whole process took some time do try with your family, it will be fun and satisfying well. As the filling is a breeze to make and highly customizable, do try differentiates at the same time for a gathering, especially on a holiday season like this.
For more spicy recipes like this do try these from my blog, I have all gathered in detail like this.
I hope you guys will try making Spring Rolls and tell me which combination is your favorite? See you soon with yet another delicious recipe like this guys. Bye!