Pregnant or not, I love Chinese food. But I know a certain husband is not so fond of it. He will take me from time to time just because he likes me. :) But in between I like to make yummy things at home to hold me over. I used a rainy day last week to make up some yummy baked egg rolls! It's easier than you think, and soooo good.
And you can fill them with just about anything you want! Here's what I used to make mine:
- egg roll wrappers
- 1 lb. sausage
- 1/2 a cabbage chopped (or a bag of coleslaw mix)
- a couple carrots, grated
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- a dash of soy sauce
One at a time, put a scoop in the middle of each egg roll wrapper.
Then dip a finger in a bowl of water and run it along the sides at the top corner to get it wet. It gets sticky where the water touches so it can kind of glue itself together when we roll it.
Fold in the outside corners.
Then fold up the bottom corner and roll the whole thing toward the top corner to make a nice little bundle. The sticky corner should hold it closed.
Put the egg rolls on a greased cookie sheet and spray the tops with cooking spray (I used an olive oil mister). I baked mine at 375, I started out with 5 minutes, flipped them over, and did another 5. You want them to be lightly browned and crispy. I'll probably do a couple minutes longer next time to try getting them a little crispier. (you can fry them if you prefer, but I avoid that whenever possible because I always burn myself!)
Serve them up with some sweet & sour sauce and enjoy! If you can't eat them all, no problem. They actually freeze really well. Just pop them in back in the oven to warm them up again. I made two cookies sheets of them and I'm the only one who will eat them, so these should last a while. :) They are great because I can just pull 2 or 3 out of the freezer for lunch when N isn't home. Yum yum!
Not a bad snack for a rainy day. B was prepared for the downpour with rain boots and goggles. Although he couldn't be bothered with pants.
And the dada came home for lunch and took his pants-less boy out to play with "mmmmbellas." That's a good daddy, right there.
What do you like to make on a rainy day? Want to share a favorite chinese recipe? Pregnant lady's gotta eat. ;)