Vietnamese Fried Spring Rolls
The concept is simple: make the filling, roll, and deep fry...
shredded carrots, plus par-cooked rice noodles
plus half an onion, small dice
plus two eggs, reserving one in a small dish for your "glue"
mix with your hands.
Peel some of these papers from the mass in the package,
and lay them out on a plate so you can get at them more easily
Then roll your first roll! Make a log shaped mound of filling toward the bottom corner.
Fold that corner over, covering the mound, and roll.
Fold the sides in neatly like this
Roll through to the end, and put a dab of egg yolk on the corner so it sticks closed.
She used chopsticks to put the rolls in and out of the oil. I suggest tongs for folks for whom chopsticks are a second utensil.
copyright Lindsay Sterling 2010
photos: Lindsay Sterling