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96% would make again

Homemade Lumpia

by Katie Aubinfeatured in 15 Delicious Asian-Inspired Recipes

Ingredients

for 10 servings

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium carrot, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 lb ground pork (455 g)
  • 12 oz water chestnuts (340 g), 1 can, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • ¼ cup green onion (35 g), minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, minced, plus more for garnish
  • 1 ½ cups canola oil (355 mL), for frying
  • 25 lumpia wrappers, or spring roll wrappers
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • sweet chili sauce, for serving

Nutrition Info

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    Calories 634
    Fat 38g
    Carbs 53g
    Fiber 2g
    Sugar 0g
    Protein 18g

Estimated values based on one serving size.

Preparation

  1. Make the filling: Heat the oil in a medium pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the onion, garlic, ginger, and carrot. Cook for 4 minutes, or until the onion is slightly translucent.
  3. Add the ground pork and cook for about 6 minutes, or until cooked through.
  4. Add the water chestnuts, salt, pepper, and soy sauce. Stir for 2 minutes, then mix in the green onion and cilantro. Remove the pan from the heat and let cool.
  5. Heat about an inch (2 cm) of canola oil in a deep, medium frying pan until it reaches 300°F (150°C).
  6. Lay out one lumpia wrapper in a diamond shape and spoon 2 tablespoons of filling at the bottom of the wrapper, leaving about an inch and a half (3 cm) of space from the bottom point.
  7. Fold the bottom point over the filling, then fold in the edges to create an envelope shape. Roll the wrapper toward the top point. Brush the top point with egg wash and finish the roll to seal the end.
  8. Carefully place four to five lumpia at a time in the hot oil. Frying on each side for 1-2 minutes, or until golden brown. Note: If the lumpia are cooking too fast or burning, reduce the heat.
  9. Remove the lumpia from the oil and drain on a wire rack or paper towels.
  10. Sprinkle with a garnish of cilantro and serve with sweet chili dipping sauce. Optional: Cut lumpia in half.
  11. Enjoy!