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Egg Rolls 
Oct. 21, 2011 2:03 pm 
Updated: Oct. 22, 2011 3:04 pm
I like foods with some history behind them, And I like to study foods history. Today I made Egg Rolls, and they were good, better than Take-A-Way.

Egg rolls date back to ancient China. Wontons (thin unleavened dough with fillings or as noodles) are a traditional part of the Chinese diet. It is quite likely that egg-roll type foods were made and consumed in the USA by the first Chinese settlers in the mid 1800's. It is also just as likely that most Americans never heard of them until about 50 years ago. Why are they called egg rolls? The dough is traditionally made with egg. Egg roll-type foods are part of traditional dim sum.

Egg Rolls are thin coverings of unraised dough, wrapped around various meat, seafood and vegetable mixtures, and then usually deep fried. Originally, these were special snacks served with tea when relatives and friends came to visit after Chinese New Year. The egg roll, is said to have originated in Canton and more familiar to Westerners, is larger...thicker. Egg Rolls are served either as hors d'oevres or with dinner at any time of the year.<
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Oct. 21, 2011 5:41 pm
Thanks for this! Can you share the recipe that you used for yours tonight? What kind of dough? What was your filling? Did you use a cornstarchy liquidysyrupyness inside like some of them, or did the veggies/meats create their own syrupy goodness? (not to bombard you with questions...but I want to know! :D )
Oct. 21, 2011 6:12 pm
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Oct. 22, 2011 3:04 pm
Mmmmm. Those are some good looking egg rolls! We love ours with sweet-and-sour sauce (from our Chinese restaurant) AND dipped in that yellow hot mustard that makes my eyes water (Also from our Chinese restaurant; sooooo good! It will clean out your sinuses! LOL) ...I think YOUR recipe would be something we would enjoy very much. Thanks so much for sharing!
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