Recipe: Mini Eggroll Poppers

Disclaimer: I am no chef. While some of my recipes are quite “unhealthy”, I do not consider myself to be a Paula Deen. I eat salads often – they just don’t make for good recipes.

Eggroll Poppers-11

I’m not sure if you guys know but I, Erica, am slowly trying to make my way through “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” recipe collection by Julia Child. I’m not sure how much you would like to see on the blog. I foresee quite a few frustrations in the future but I know damn well that I don’t want to recreate the Julie and Julia dynamic.

I also cook on the fly often. While creating and accomplishing one recipe, I secretly file other recipes in the back of my mind – things I would change. Most recently I was making homemade Vietnamese-style eggrolls from scratch with my roomie (she is from Vietnam) when BAM – my inner fatty came crying out.

What if I took the basic concept of eggrolls and made them even MORE unhealthy, thus turning them into little fried tubes of AWESOMENESS. You know what are some of my favorite things in the world? Cheddar poppers and eggolls. What if we put them TOGETHER. Thus I came up with the following recipe.

I apologize in advance for the lack of concrete measurements.

Eggroll Poppers-12

4 jalapenos (if mild)1 block cream cheese
1/2 lb cooked bacon
1 cup cheddar
eggroll wrappers (you can find them at your local Asian food store)
1 egg for egg wash

Dice the jalapenos and put them into a mixing bowl. Add 1 block of cream cheese and 1/2 lb crumbled, cooked bacon, and 1 cup cheddar cheese.

Eggroll Poppers-4

Mix well.

Eggroll Poppers-5

Beat one egg (this is your egg wash) in separate bowl and keep on the side.

Eggroll Poppers-6

Cut your eggroll wrappers in half, keep the “broken” ones on the side. Add pieces of the broken eggroll wrappers to create a buffer in between the popper batter and the outside eggroll. This helps strengthen the eggroll so it doesn’t explode everywhere.

Eggroll Poppers-7

Add ~1tbsp of popper batter to the buffer and mold into tube-like shape. Roll burrito style. Grab the wrapper closest to you, just over the top of the popper batter, wrapping just underneath. Fold right and left sides in. Continue to roll. Close eggroll with the egg wash.

Eggroll Poppers-8

Rinse and repeat.

When all of them are done, it is time to FRY!

Eggroll Poppers-9

This is where you can do as you wish. I just placed about half an inch of oil in a skillet and went to town. Feel free to deep fry if you happen to have a deep fryer. They don’t take long to cook and will be done when the outside is a crispy golden brown – anywhere from 3-5 minutes. Just keep checking them and rotating as needed.

Remove and drain on paper towels.

Eggroll Poppers-10

Makes for great Super Bowl or party snack.

Buen provecho!

****Takes about 45 minutes from start to finish if you have help.****

8 Responses to “Recipe: Mini Eggroll Poppers”

  1. Vicki June 27, 2013 at 12:34 pm #

    That looks delicious! I’ll have to try it! I have a similar recipe – just add some chicken to the mix and instead of using it for eggrolls, use it as topping for pita bread wedges. Bake in the oven. Great for appetizers!

  2. gregory urbano June 27, 2013 at 2:12 pm #

    they look pretty tasty!

  3. Bethany June 28, 2013 at 11:59 am #

    YUM. These look so good – I’ll use fakin’ bacon or sub it all together but this is a great idea Erica!! You are such a fantastic cook. Pinning now. :)

  4. MassachusEATS June 28, 2013 at 12:28 pm #

    YESSSS! I’ve been anxiously awaiting this recipe – thank you!! :)

  5. Tom @ Waegook Tom July 1, 2013 at 5:27 am #

    You, m’lady, are a GENIUS. Seriously, these look so good that I want to cry. Possibly because I’m very hungry right now. Time to get food. Not sure if they have these in Brasov, though. Come cook for me?

  6. Bruised Passports July 1, 2013 at 3:44 pm #

    These look lush – nom nom!

  7. Adam July 6, 2013 at 7:04 pm #

    This looks awesome and delicious – and doesn’t even seem too difficult! I’m on a cooking spree recently so just might try these.

  8. taraxmeyer July 10, 2013 at 5:23 am #

    um, wow. you werent joking when you said you were obsessed with eggrolls. damn these look yummy and what a fusion!

Leave a Reply

css.php