Shrimp Egg Roll Recipe
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Shrimp Egg Roll Recipe

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These very flavorful egg rolls are a special treat and one of our favorite hot hors d'ouerves. They can be partially fried for re-heating later or cooked until golden brown.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Cook: 5 min./batch
MAKES:9 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Cook: 5 min./batch
MAKES: 9 servings


  • 2 celery ribs, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1-1/2 pounds uncooked medium shrimp, peeled, deveined and chopped
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped water chestnuts
  • 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Dash pepper
  • Dash cayenne pepper
  • 9 egg roll wrappers
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • 1 can (12 ounces) apricot cake and pastry filling
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

1 egg roll with about 3 tablespoons sauce equals 362 calories, 9 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 101 mg cholesterol, 673 mg sodium, 53 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 17 g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, saute celery in butter until tender. Add shrimp and onions; cook until shrimp turns pink. Stir in the water chestnuts, peanut butter, salt, sugar, pepper and cayenne; heat through.
  2. Place 2 heaping tablespoonfuls of shrimp mixture in the center of one egg roll wrapper. (Keep remaining wrappers covered with a damp paper towel until ready to use.) Fold bottom corner over filling. Fold sides toward center over filling. Moisten remaining corner with water; roll up tightly to seal. Repeat.
  3. In an electric skillet or deep fryer, heat oil to 375°. Fry egg rolls, a few at a time, for 1-2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Combine sauce ingredients; serve with egg rolls. Yield: 9 egg rolls (2 cups sauce).
Originally published as Shrimp Egg Rolls in Reminisce December/January 2010, p50

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer

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Reviewed May. 14, 2011

"This is a very good recipe my family loves it. I think that it taste better then the egg rolls that I get at the chinese fast food."

Reviewed Nov. 5, 2010

"Have not made them yet. But they sound YUMMY, can't wait to try them."

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