Family Meal Ideas: Pedia´s Crunchy Spring Rolls

Pedia´s Crunchy Spring Rolls. Ready to be eaten.
Pedia´s Crunchy Spring Rolls. Ready to be eaten. | Source
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Crunchy Spring Rolls

Family is very important in my life. Having a big family in the Philippines, we do share almost everything. It´s just like being married to a family, "in poorness and in wealth, until death do us part". Well, that´s in my family. There´s argument and misunderstanding sometimes but in times of problems and sicknesses in life, we still have a heart to help each other.

The best thing that we do appreciate, is family bonding by having a picnic at the beach with those delicious Filipino foods that my late mother used to cook. It was always fun organizing the picnic and cooking together in our kitchen. One of the recipes that my mother taught me was making her crunchy spring rolls. I call this recipe Pedia´s Crunchy Spring Rolls as my tribute to my late beloved mother.

This is my mothers´ family recipe that I kept to myself for many years but now I will share it to you as a friend. Take note that if you have a lot of helping hands, the time you spend for making this finger food will be lesser than 2 1/2 hours.

Cook Time

Prep time: 1 hour
Cook time: 1 hour 30 min
Ready in: 2 hours 30 min
Yields: Serves 15-30 persons
Bell peppers, Onion, Chinese Cabbage, Carrots, Chayote, Soybean Sprouts and Spring Onion
Bell peppers, Onion, Chinese Cabbage, Carrots, Chayote, Soybean Sprouts and Spring Onion | Source

Utensils:

  • Wok
  • Frying pan or Friteuse
  • Sharp knife
  • Grater (optional)
  • Tong
  • Chopping board
  • Kitchen paper
  • Plates
  • Deep plate or a bowl

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Ground PorkBell Peppers, Onion, Chinese Cabbage, Carrots, Soybean sprouts, Chayote and Spring OnionCut Carrots, Garlic, Onion and ChayoteSliced  Chayote and Sliced Bell PeppersSoybean sproutsCut Spring Onion
Ground Pork
Ground Pork | Source
Bell Peppers, Onion, Chinese Cabbage, Carrots, Soybean sprouts, Chayote and Spring Onion
Bell Peppers, Onion, Chinese Cabbage, Carrots, Soybean sprouts, Chayote and Spring Onion | Source
Cut Carrots, Garlic, Onion and Chayote
Cut Carrots, Garlic, Onion and Chayote | Source
Sliced  Chayote and Sliced Bell Peppers
Sliced Chayote and Sliced Bell Peppers | Source
Soybean sprouts
Soybean sprouts | Source
Cut Spring Onion
Cut Spring Onion | Source

Ingredients

  • 3 or more cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 big onion, chopped
  • 500 gram meat (pork or chicken), ground
  • 2 big carrots, grated or cut into thin stripes
  • 1 piece chayote, grated or cut into thin stripes
  • 3 halves red, yellow and green bell peppers, cut into thin stripes
  • 5 leaves chinese cabbage, cut into thin stripes
  • 300 gram soybean sprouts, washed and drained
  • 1 piece spring onion, sliced
  • 30 pieces Spring Roll Pastry, 10
  • a bottle oil, for frying
  • salt, pepper and soy sauce, to taste
  • glass with a little water, for sealing the spring rolls
Ready to be rolled sauted ground meat with vegetables.
Ready to be rolled sauted ground meat with vegetables. | Source

Step By Step Cooking

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Saute  garlic and onion.Add the ground pork.Add the vegetables, spring onion and taste with soy sauce, salt and pepper.Spring Roll PastriesPut one pastry on a plate and arrange 2 tablespoon of the filling on it.Roll the pastry with filling one time.Roll it in both sides. Continue rolling until you reach the end of both sides. Dig your fingers on a glass of water and tap your wet finger on the remaining sides of the roll to sealed.Fry Pedia´s Spring Rolls in a medium heat in a frying pan or a friteuse.Let Pedia´s Spring Rolls stand on a deep plate with kitchen paper to catch the excess oil.
Saute  garlic and onion.
Saute garlic and onion. | Source
Add the ground pork.
Add the ground pork. | Source
Add the vegetables, spring onion and taste with soy sauce, salt and pepper.
Add the vegetables, spring onion and taste with soy sauce, salt and pepper. | Source
Spring Roll Pastries
Spring Roll Pastries | Source
Put one pastry on a plate and arrange 2 tablespoon of the filling on it.
Put one pastry on a plate and arrange 2 tablespoon of the filling on it. | Source
Roll the pastry with filling one time.
Roll the pastry with filling one time. | Source
Roll it in both sides. Continue rolling until you reach the end of both sides. Dig your fingers on a glass of water and tap your wet finger on the remaining sides of the roll to sealed.
Roll it in both sides. Continue rolling until you reach the end of both sides. Dig your fingers on a glass of water and tap your wet finger on the remaining sides of the roll to sealed. | Source
Fry Pedia´s Spring Rolls in a medium heat in a frying pan or a friteuse.
Fry Pedia´s Spring Rolls in a medium heat in a frying pan or a friteuse. | Source
Let Pedia´s Spring Rolls stand on a deep plate with kitchen paper to catch the excess oil.
Let Pedia´s Spring Rolls stand on a deep plate with kitchen paper to catch the excess oil. | Source

How To CooK?

  1. First thing to do is to wash, peel, seeds remove from bell peppers, slice and chop all the vegetables. Chop the garlic and onion. Slice the carrots, chayote, bell peppers and chinese cabbage into thin stripes. Cut the spring onion into small pieces.
  2. Heat the wok. Saute the garlic and onion into the heated wok. Add the pre-wash ground pork meat and stir it well. Leave for a few minutes. Stir every now and then until it gets a bit brown.
  3. Add the carrots and stir. Add the chayote, bell peppers, chinese cabbage and the soybean sprouts. Mix them well. Then add the chopped spring onions. Stir into the vegetables. Taste with salt, pepper and soy sauce. Set aside and let it cool for ca.10 minutes to be ready for rolling. Note: The vegetable should be half done as it will still be fried in a friteuse or frying pan.
  4. Put 1 piece of spring roll pastry on a plate. Put 2 tablespoon of the filling in the pastry. See the photos on the left side. Roll the pastry with filling against you, then fold the right and left sides of the pastry inside the roll. Roll again and then sealed the end of the roll by making it a bit wet with water. Put the spring roll on a big plate as more rolls will follow.
  5. Make another spring roll one after the other and put them neatly on the plate. In this recipe, it will be 30 pieces big crunchy spring roll you can make.
  6. Now, we will do the final frying. Heat the friteuse to medium heat. Fry the spring rolls until they are golden brown. Put the fried spring rolls on a bowl with kitchen paper so that the remaining oil will come out. Let them stand on the bowl or a deep plate. When they are all fried, they are ready for eating.
  7. Serve the crunchy spring rolls with sweet and sour sauce bought from Asian shop.

Wrapped Pedia´s Spring Rolls

Wrapped Pedia´s Spring Rolls, ready for frying.
Wrapped Pedia´s Spring Rolls, ready for frying. | Source

Step By Step Banana Roll

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BananasHalf banana on a pastry.Rolled bananas.
Bananas
Bananas | Source
Half banana on a pastry.
Half banana on a pastry. | Source
Rolled bananas.
Rolled bananas. | Source

Tips:

  • Let the members of your family or friends help you making this recipe so that you will spend less time in preparing and cooking this recipe.
  • You can make 60 pieces of spring rolls if you use the small size of spring roll pastry.
  • This is good for a finger food party.
  • If you intend to make this recipe for only 4 persons, you can reduce the amount of the ingredients.
  • Serve fresh and warm.
  • If in case you have remaining pastry, use it for making a banana roll for a dessert.

Banana Roll

  1. Cut the banana into half, crosswise.
  2. Roll the banana in the pastry just like the spring roll.
  3. Sealed with water and roll til the tip of the pastry.
  4. Heat the oil in a frying pan and fry.
  5. Serve with honey.

I hope it is not much work for you. As I say, let family or friends help you. Thanks for reading.

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Banana Rolls

Banana rolls I have made from the excess of spring rolls pastry.
Banana rolls I have made from the excess of spring rolls pastry. | Source

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vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

I love spring rolls and these sound fabulous. I'm glad you include photos of the wrapping process, which seems the most complicated. Thank you for the family recipe!


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

These spring rolls look scrumptiously delicious, Thelma. Thanks for sharing with us your mother, Pedia's, special recipe.


kelleyward 4 years ago

This is a fantastic hub! I'm bookmarking this one! We love crispy egg rolls but I've never tried them with a banana. Voted up, 5 stars, and shared! Kelley


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Julie DeNeen 4 years ago from Clinton CT

Well I just had a stir fry tonight with store bought spring rolls and they were terrible. I said to my husband, "I need a good spring roll recipe!" And Voila, here they are! Nicely done! Voting up :)


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Mama Kim 8 4 years ago

These look and sound delicious. I must make them for dinner! Thank you for sharing ^_^ Voted up


lovedoctor926 4 years ago

Wow! You must be a great chef. Spring rolls are delicious! I actually ate them for the first time at this Thai restaurant that I went to last weekend. The sauted ground meat with vegetables looks really good. voted up!


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Fennelseed 4 years ago from Australia

Oh Thelma, both these recipes sound amazing. I love spring rolls and these sound delicious and healthy. I also love banana desserts. Once a week my two daughters and their partners come for dinner - these recipes are definitely on the menu!!! And they can help, like you say, and learn to make them for themselves. Saving this one in my recipes folder and sharing, oh, and voting up and awesome!!!


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

@ vespawoolf; Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Wrapping the spring rolls is not really complicated to make when you only know how. Try it;-)


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

Hi drbj! Yes, it is delicious. It contains a lot of work but it´s worth it. Nanay (mother) Pedia would be proud of me sharing her recipe online;-)


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

Thank you Kellyward for visiting and sharing this hub. I appreciate that. You will love this banana rolls. I have just read your grilled fruits hub and it´s great;-)


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RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

This spring roll recipe looks wonderful and easy to follow. Though they would take some time, they don't look difficult--thanks!


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chamilj 4 years ago from Sri Lanka

I never seen Banana rolls before. Useful hub. Shared.


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

Hi, Julie! You are free to follow the recipe and make your own spring rolls. Happy cooking! Thanks for stopping by.


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

Thank you Mama Kim for stopping by and for following me. Happy cooking!


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

I´m not a chef but I do enjoy cooking especially for my family. I´m glad you like spring rolls. Thanks for your comment.


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anusujith 4 years ago from Nilambur, Kerala, India

Seems to be a tasty dish... And a decent implementation with step to step pictures... Let me a try... Thanks for the share...


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

Hi, Fennelseed! I´m glad you love spring rolls and bananas. Well, you can make these recipes for your next family bonding. Enjoy making the spring rolls with your family. Thanks for sharing this hub. Happy cooking!


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How to - Answers 4 years ago from Ireland

Ah a picnic by the beach with the family and home made Crunchy Spring Rolls , sounds great fun.

I love the banana rolls and I am going to cook them very soon to see what they taste like.

Your photos and step by step instructions are excellent

Shared on Twitter and voted 5 stars


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

Hi RTalloni! Yes, it brings a lot of work but it´s worth it. Thanks for stopping by.


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

@chamilj: Thanks for stopping by. Now, you can make your own banana roll by using my recipe. Have a try.

@anusujith: Yes, this is a tasty dish. Have a try and let me know how you like it. Thanks for your visit.


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

Thanks for your visit How to-Answers. Yep, having a family picnic at the beach with spring rolls and other delicious food is fun. Enjoy making your banana rolls. Thanks again for sharing this hub to your Twitter account.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina

That looks fabulous! I always get these at the Chinese resturaunt but I have never seen a recipe for these before. This has to be so much healthier without all the sodium and msg. Excellent recipe!


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

Hi tammyswallow! Thanks for your comment and for sharing this hub to others. My late mother used monosodium glutamate or ajinomoto but I don´t do it anymore as I sometimes suffer from headache after eating Asian food with lots of msg.. I´m no longer used to it. It taste also good without it. Have a great weekend!


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Ron Hawkster 4 years ago from United States of America

Excellent hub with great directions. I love the pictures. Good job. Upped and shared, my friend.


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thumbi7 4 years ago from India

Looks delicious.....

Thanks for the step by step instructions

Thanks for sharing


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

Thanks Ron Hawkster for stopping by and sharing my hub to others. Have a great day!


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

Thanks thumbi7. Have a great sunday!


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mts1098 4 years ago from InsideTheManCave

thanks for this...I have always wanted to try and make spring rolls and now have a recipe...cheers and thanks


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

Your welcome mts1098. Enjoy making spring rolls. Thanks for stopping by. Have a lovely sunday!


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

I like spring rolls and crunchy ones sound yummy. I did make them once and they took so long to prepare. Your recipe sounds a little easier :)


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Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

Wow these sound so yummy and delicious. I have pinned to try in the future and will share and vote up too!


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

Hi Christy! The recipe is easy to make and you can follow the step by step guide. It will also take you so long to be finish but if you have friends to help you or reduce the amount of ingredients, then you will be spending lesser time than you think. Thanks for coming by and sharing this recipe to others.


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

Hi Janine! Thanks for dropping by. Yes, try this recipe and tell me how´d you like it. Have a great day!


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Brett.Tesol 4 years ago from Somewhere in Asia

So long as you cook them well, it is hard to miss with this dish ... in Asia, it amazes me how many people (tourists especially) LOVE to eat spring rolls.

Sharing, up and useful.


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

Yep, it´s hard to miss this dish. Lumpia or spring rolls are one of our favorites in Asia. Thanks for your comment and for sharing this to others.


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

Thank you Thelma for this amazing hub, the recipes sound delicious and the photos are fabulous.

I enjoyed reading about your family too, voted up!


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

Thanks Movie Master for stopping by. Your comment is highly appreciated. Have a great day!


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

This lumpia sounds delicious. Have you ever tried it with ground-up German sausages. That would add a new twist to it. Voting this Up and Useful.


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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

I love eating Spring Rolls but have never fried them. Your recipe looks and sounds delicious. Would never have thought to make one with a banana. Sounds like a great dessert! Thanks for sharing your family recipe with us. Up, useful and will share.


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

It is delicious! Yep, I have tried this with Bratwurst, German sausage and another time with cut in small pieces bacon. Like you said, it´s a new twist to this recipe. I have tried this with chorizo, a spanish sausage and with Italian sausage as well. It´s another taste but still yummy. You have to try this Alocsin. Thanks for stopping by.


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Nicole S 4 years ago from Minnesota

Yum! These look delicious!


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

Thank you Nicole S. It´s yummy! Try making this for your family party. Have a lovely sunday!


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moonlake 4 years ago from America

I really love spring rolls. Last winter I ate some spring rolls and got sick. Not because of the rolls I had flu. After that I have trouble looking at them. I'm trying to get over it and your spring rolls look so good. Voted up


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

Sorry to hear about your flu. You associate spring rolls now with being sick. I understand that. Try to get over it by having a family meal with spring rolls on your menu. Good luck! Thanks for stopping by.


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DeborahNeyens 3 years ago from Iowa

These look so yummy! And I love the idea of making banana rolls with the extra pastry. Thanks for sharing your recipes.


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Thelma Alberts 3 years ago from Germany Author

You´re welcome Deborah. I hope you´ll try this recipe. Enjoy your weekend.


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

The banana roll looks delicious. I like the idea of adding minced meat to the spring rolls. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe.


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Thelma Alberts 3 years ago from Germany Author

Thanks for your visit rajan jolly. I appreciate that. Have a nice day!


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lucybell21 3 years ago from Troy, N.Y.

I really can't wait to make these, they look awesome, and i love spring rolls.


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Thelma Alberts 3 years ago from Germany Author

Hi lucybell21! I hope you´ll like the spring rolls. Thanks for stopping by. I wish you Good Luck for the New Year 2013.


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kingkos 3 years ago

Another Healthy food recipe by my kababayan Thelma Alberts. Have a nice day goodluck


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Thelma Alberts 3 years ago from Germany Author

Thanks kingkos. I hope you´ll try this recipe. Have a great day, too!


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Sweet Epistles 3 years ago from From the Heart of God

My all time favorite food no matter what time of the year. And it is best serve with "pancit noodles."

I love it! Thank you for sharing our Filipino foods and dishes here.

Bless you.


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Thelma Alberts 3 years ago from Germany Author

Yummy! Mine too, Sweet Epistles. It´s always a pleasure for me to share our Filipino foods. Thanks for stopping by. Take care;-)


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peachpurple 3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

i love your crunchy spring rolls. Yummy ! Thanks for sharing


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ishwaryaa22 3 years ago from Chennai, India

A tasty recipe! I am very fond of spring rolls. I like the idea of adding ground meat and soyabean sprouts. Banana rolls is a bonus recipe. Your clear instructions and drool-worthy photos made me want to give it a try. Rated your recipe 5 stars! Well-done!

Thanks for SHARING. Useful & Interesting. Voted up, pinned & shared


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Thelma Alberts 3 years ago from Germany Author

Yes, it´s yummy. I hope you´ll try it. Thank you ishwaryaa for your visit, pinning, sharing and everything. Have a lovely weekend!


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poetvix 3 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

I have never made these, but I saw the picture on my feed and just had to check it out. They look fantastic and the directions you give are clear so I'm going to give it a go.


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Thelma Alberts 3 years ago from Germany Author

Hi Poetvix! I´m glad you stop by. I hope you´ll try this recipe and let me know how you like it. Have a great sunday!


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sallybea 3 years ago from Norfolk

Thelma Alberts

That look really youmy - thirty spring rolls - maybe too many for me - can you freeze them - if so, would you do it after they were cooked or before?

Many thanks,

Sally


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Prithima Sharma 3 years ago from Delhi, India

yummy pictures are amazing


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Thelma Alberts 3 years ago from Germany Author

Hi Sallybea! Yes, you can freeze them after they were fried and remember to warm them slowly inside the oven while still frozen. Just freeze what is enough for your meals in a plastic or ziplock bags. Thanks for your visit. I appreciate that.


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Thelma Alberts 3 years ago from Germany Author

Thank you Prithima Sharma. Have a nice day!


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sallybea 3 years ago from Norfolk

Thelma Alberts

Thank you very much. It is nice to know that they can be frozen - I really enjoy eating spring rolls - thank you.

Sally


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Thelma Alberts 18 months ago from Germany Author

Hi sallybea,

I am so sorry for this late reply. I have just seen it. Yes, you can freeze the spring rolls you have. Happy hump day!

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