Ube halaya is spread on a spring roll wrapper, topped with a strip of cheese, wrapped, rolled and fried. Sweet-salty fried spring rolls that can be served as an appetizer or a snack.
The ube halaya and cheese combination works? It sure does. But the key here is finding a good balance between sweet and salty.
Some ube halaya are sweeter than others while some cheeses are saltier than others. You’ll have to source an ube halaya (we make our own) and a cheese variety that will go well together.
Ube Halaya and Cheese Spring RollsRecipe by
- 16 small spring roll wrappers separated
- ¾ cup ube halaya well chilled
- 16 sticks cheese frozen
- cooking oil for deep frying
- Lay a spring roll wrapper flat on your work surface and spread a heaping teaspoon of ube halaya across the middle.
- Place a stick of frozen cheese on top of the ube halaya and fold the side of the wrapper nearest you over the filling.
- Gather the sides of the wrapper and fold in.
- Continue rolling until the filling is enfolded.
- Moisten the edge of the wrapper with water (or egg wash) and roll to completely seal the filling.
- Do the same with the remaining ube halaya, cheese and spring roll wrappers.
- In a wok or frying pan, heat enough cooking oil to reach a depth of at least two inches.
- Fry the spring rolls in batches until the surface is golden and crisp.
- Serve your ube halaya and cheese spring rolls immediately.