In a bowl, mix together the ground pork, chopped shallots, wood ears, shiitake, dried shrimps, carrot, garlic, ginger, a teaspoon of salt, a quarter teaspoon of pepper, the five-spice powder, oyster sauce and sesame seed oil.
In a small bowl, mix one tablespoon starch with one tablespoon water until smooth. Pour into the ground pork and mix well.
Cover the bowl and let the mixture rest in the fridge overnight.
Make the spring rolls
Separate the spring roll wrappers.
Place one to two tablespoons (depending on the size of your wrappers) of the pork and mushroom mixture on a spring roll wrapper.
Wrap tightly and brush the edges with the beaten egg to seal.
Lay the uncooked spring rolls on a tray and sprinkle lightly with corn starch. Turn the spring rolls over and sprinkle with more starch. Shake off the excess (see notes after the recipe).
Fry the pork spring rolls
In a wok or frying pan, heat enough cooking oil to reach a depth of at least two inches.
Over medium-high heat, fry the spring rolls in batches, rolling them in the hot oil for even browning.
Serve the fried pork spring rolls
Cut each spring roll into two to three portions. This will prevent steam buildup so that the spring rolls will stay crisp longer.
Serve the fried pork spring rolls with sweet and sour sauce for dipping. They're good as appetizer, snack or serve them as a main course with rice on the side.
The light coating of starch will add another layer of crispness to the spring rolls. Please don't dip in beaten eggs before frying the way it's done in America. Coating the spring rolls with egg will just make them greasy.Updated from a recipe originally published in April 3, 2017
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Fried Pork Spring Rolls https://devour.asia/fried-pork-spring-rolls/ December 30, 2020