"These tasty tidbits make a great appetizer or even a mini meal," writes Jennifer Jones of Pine City, New York. "Plus, they're healthier than deep-fried egg rolls. I experimented with various ingredients to come up with the creamy filling...then baked the egg rolls to keep the fat lower."
These wonderful appetizers will be the hit of your next cocktail party. They're versatile in that you can replace the shrimp with cooked crab, lobster or chicken. The tangy, apricot dipping sauce comes together in a pinch.—Carole Resnick, Cleveland, Ohio
"My friend Yi owns a Chinese restaurant and taught me that Chinese cooking is simple if you have great recipes," says Rose Bialowas from New Port Richey, Florida. She uses shrimp, bean sprouts, cabbage and carrot for these crispy egg rolls served with a homemade sweet-and-sour sauce.
I began making these egg rolls in college in my Food Science course, and I have made them countless times since with my own student. For best results, make sure the filling is cool before placing it into wrappers and the oil is hot—the egg rolls should sizzle when put into oil. —Laura Bakker, Omaha, Nebraska
You don’t have to feel poor after you pay in for your taxes. These sandwiches will star on the table and add a Louisiana flair. You can adjust the cayenne pepper to suit your tastes.—Betty Jean Jordan, Monticello, Georgia