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Just For "January" - Folding Texas Egg Rolls 
Aug. 16, 2010 12:29 am 
Updated: Aug. 21, 2010 10:23 am
Tonight "January" had many questions on my newly published recipe for Texas Egg Rolls - primarily on how to fold them.  Now - I imagine that she is pulling my leg and really just wants to be "difficult".  But that is OK - I am a good sport and just in case she /he doesn't understand - I will go the extra mile.  :-)


This is blog is for you January.  

Texas Egg Rolls

Egg Roll Wrapper - edges moistened with water and chili stuffed with cheese laid diagonally across the wrapper.
Making Texas Egg Rolls

Fold in the right and left sides to meet the middle
Folding Texas Egg Rolls

Roll the wrapper up from the bottom up
Folding Texas Egg Rolls

Texas Egg Rolls ready to fry.
Texas Egg Rolls ready to cook

You can either deep fry or fry in a skillet with enough oil to come half way up the egg roll - then flip over once the bottom is golden brown. 

Guacamole - Perfect with Texas Egg Rolls
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Texas Egg Rolls
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Aug. 16, 2010 4:59 am
Thank you Nana! I'm sorry you thought I was pulling your leg...I have never made eggrolls and I think I just have a mental block against doing origami without pictures!! (Besides, I really am not the sharpest knife in the drawer!)
Aug. 16, 2010 5:06 am
And I do love your screen name, although you look way too young to have grandchildren! My FIRST grandchild is due in four more weeks and I am more excited than I was when this baby's mother (my first child!) was due!
Aug. 16, 2010 6:33 am
LOL! I'm glad January asked for the origami lesson those look REALLY good, BN!!! BTW January, I had to have my friend that had worked in a Chinese kitchen SHOW me how to do wontons.
Mrs. C 
Aug. 16, 2010 8:01 am
Wonton seems to be popular this week! A non AR friend was telling me whe made them with peanut butter,also Nutella and cream cheese! I like meat and veggies, ortega and cheese, too Beautiful pics, BG!
Aug. 16, 2010 10:02 am
Sorry january if I insulted you....I didn't mean to. I am a visual person as well. :) Thanks for the compliment - yes I am Nana to 12 beautiful grandchildren.
Aug. 16, 2010 11:36 am
I think the illustration is Terrific! Perfectly executed! Thanks:)
Aug. 16, 2010 11:52 am
Thanks Mrs. C and Patty.
Aug. 16, 2010 12:05 pm
Great! But I still think you should consider going the youtube route =D
Aug. 16, 2010 1:22 pm
Yummy! Now do something for us with those $.69 chickens. I'm always looking for a good whole bird recipe~!
Aug. 16, 2010 1:42 pm
Will do Rebecca! I am on the trail of good chicken recipes!
Aug. 16, 2010 3:24 pm
These are SO good! Check out the reviews. One person (Christine D?) made them with diced green chiles, shredded cheese, and wonton wrappers for appy-sized mini eggrolls. I thought that was an awesome idea!
Aug. 16, 2010 5:55 pm
It is a great idea Keri - I really like the idea of little ones! Thanks so much for trying them!
Aug. 16, 2010 8:34 pm
Oh Good Googly Moogly - I now know what I doing with my jalapenos. Thank you so much for the recipe & the visual
Aug. 17, 2010 6:20 am
You are welcome Dave. Enjoy!
Aug. 17, 2010 12:26 pm
Dear January, my real name is January and at first I thought this blog was dedicated to me, although I can't remember asking about Texas egg rolls. But it was fun finding this recipe, and also fun knowing I'm not the only one named "January!"
Aug. 17, 2010 12:56 pm
That is so cute!
Aug. 17, 2010 7:12 pm
Well I'm glad January asked the question, because I'm hopeless at origami, paper airplanes, and refolding maps. The very idea of egg rolls just plain scares the he** out of me. Glad to see some practical instructions. Thanks!
Aug. 17, 2010 8:55 pm
You are very welcome Magnolia - I guess she wasn't pulling my leg!
Aug. 18, 2010 7:26 am
Well, pulling your leg or not, this was very helpful. I passed on info to DD who gives a great big Thank YOU! I did mine with smaller jalapeno grown in my garden and wonton wrappers. all I got were silly grins. They've been taught not to talk with their mouths stuffed! ;~)
Aug. 18, 2010 7:38 am
SouthernGma - thanks for stopping in and thank you for making the Texas Egg Rolls. They are great made with jalapenos and the wonton wrappers make for perfect appetizer size rolls.
Aug. 18, 2010 2:25 pm
Those of us who are visual learners say "Thank You, Baking Nana!"
Aug. 18, 2010 2:47 pm
You are welcome Dottie! Enjoy!
Aug. 18, 2010 4:53 pm
Dang Girl these look great. Can you Bake them?
Aug. 18, 2010 5:38 pm
What a fantastic idea - using wrappers! I made jalepeno poppers yesterday and even though I rolled in flour and then the batter, the batter wouldn't stick very well. So I had ugly poppers that tasted great!! I will try this idea also for chile rellenos, which these kind of are, because I hate making the batter because you have to whip egg whites into stiff peaks! Guess I'm lazy but I do love to cook!
Aug. 18, 2010 5:47 pm
Jayashiangel - yes you can bake them - make them up and spray with cooking spray - on a parchment lined try and into a 325 - 350 oven until golden brown. How long - exactly - don't know, maybe 10 -12 minutes. Lady Sparkle did a blog on them too - she made the wrapper and baked them.
Aug. 18, 2010 5:47 pm
Lunch lady - I LOVE chili rellenos and hate making them! LOL - this is a good alternative!
Aug. 19, 2010 1:14 am
ROFLMAO! B'Nana! This is such a great idea - the recipe that is. Can't wait to try it! WHINE -- those darn peppers are like the price of gold down here! Wanted to do it for my appy catering event in two weeks but too $$$. So, Everyone who wants to come visit: bring canned green chilis! And, so kind of you to provide the tutorial! &hearts;
Aug. 19, 2010 7:01 am
Sorry to hear about the price of green chilies. You should think about growing some in your garden, you could roast them and then freeze or can them.
Aug. 19, 2010 9:15 am
Excellent blog Baking Nana,thinking of trying this out tomorrow. Btw, I really couldn't believe that your a grandma to 12. thought it might be 1 or 2 at maximum. u definitely dont look it :)
Aug. 19, 2010 9:51 am
Thanks for the photos, I was also wondering how to fold them correctly. I can hardly wait to make them.
Aug. 19, 2010 12:30 pm
cuppycake and Joanne: Thanks for stopping in. I am glad the photos help with the folding. CC: It's the grandkids that gave me my "Name" - they call me and always ask, "Are you Baking Nana?" I usually am baking something. :-)
Aug. 19, 2010 10:22 pm
Too funny! Try wrapping with banana and nutella (or peanut butter, but nutella's still better, me think!), then bake them.
Aug. 20, 2010 6:43 am
yingaling - that sounds great. I have done them with apple pie filling. Makes for a great dessert. :)
Aug. 20, 2010 7:26 pm
Oh my great idea baking young nana! Lol. So glad to see the demo. My husband would like something like this. And oh speaking of wrapping with bananas, we do something similar like that using ripe plantains, sprinkle brown sugar, lumpia wrapped then deep fried. We call it 'turon' in filipino. Sometimes we add jackfruit with the plantains. I also tried w/ apples but my family didn't care for them....more for me....yum.
Aug. 20, 2010 7:27 pm
Forgot my manners....thank you....saved!
Aug. 20, 2010 7:31 pm
moaa - I LOVE lumpia! I have a friend who is filipino. They own a bakery. She and her husband have helped me a lot. I love it!
Aug. 20, 2010 7:48 pm
That's nice of them and glad you love lumpias. Have you tried shanghai ones? The thinner and all pork type of lumpias...so so good, but I leave all the work to my mom and grandma...I'm too lazy. I think your eggrolls works perfectly with our schedule.
Aug. 20, 2010 9:53 pm
I will have to ask my friends about shanghai lumpia - sounds great to me!
Aug. 21, 2010 9:50 am
For the past 25 years, we have been living in San Antonio, Texas; I am from the Philippines. I was looking through the recipes, and I noticed your article on how to fold a "Texas Egg Roll"! This is something I've never heard of ... to make a long story short, the pictures and instructions are great! I made egg rolls all the time but I never thought of folding the egg roll wrappers just like you did! Congratulations! RC
Aug. 21, 2010 10:23 am
Thanks for stopping in RC - I hope you give them a try. Enjoy!
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Every morning my granddaughter calls and says, "Good morning Nana. Whatcha doing? Are you baking Nana?" Hence my name, Baking Nana. I love to bake bread and never get tired of it. Yeast is additive!
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I go through phases, Asian for a while then Italian then on to something else. I love experimenting with new flavors and different spices. Some times my husband will ask if we will ever have "ordinary" food again. Once in a while I have to toss him a burger just to keep quite! Actually, he is a good sport and my favorite taste tester.
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In our family if it is your birthday you get to choose the menu. We have had some really interesting meals. In March we have 5 birthdays so we do one big party - what a crazy menu that is! Christmas dinner is very traditional. Sausage rolls, Prime Rib, Yorkshire Pudding, gravy, Green beans with bacon, Mashed Potatoes (the really fattening kind) and trifle for dessert. If I were to dare to omit any of those items I would be lynched.
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Mastering really great bread is probably my biggest triumph. I am always so pleased when I create a perfect Asian dish.
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