Spring Roll Recipe Tips
What is the difference between an egg roll and a spring roll?
One of the main differences between egg rolls and spring rolls is their texture. Egg roll wrappers are made with egg, and are slightly chewier and thicker. Spring roll wrappers, on the other hand, don't contain egg, and are thin, flaky and crispy when fried. You can serve spring rolls steamed, or uncooked and cold, whereas egg rolls are almost always fried.
Both egg rolls and spring rolls are said to have originated in southern China, but spring rolls are commonly found in multiple Southeast Asian cuisines, each with its own variations.
What is spring roll skin made of?
Spring roll wrappers are typically made from wheat or rice flour, and water. Some also have salt and oil, but it’s not necessary.
How do you roll spring roll wrappers?
For step-by-step instructions about how to roll spring roll wrappers, check out our guide to how to make spring rolls
What other fillings can I use for spring rolls?
Although this spring roll recipe is vegetarian, it is common to add cooked shrimp or pork, like in this Pork & Vegetable Spring Rolls
recipe. Fresh vegetables and rice noodles are the typical spring roll filling, but feel free to use other fillings if you'd like. Try adding sliced almonds, chopped peanuts, freshly minced ginger or a drizzle of sesame oil. Research contributed by Sarah Fischer, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant
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