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Thai Mini Spring Rolls

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Category: Appetizers

 Ingredients List

  • 2 oz Bean thread noodles
  • - (MUNG bean)
  • 1/4 c Dried tree ears; -=OR=-
  • 6 -Dried Chinese blk mushrooms
  • 1/2 ts Whole black peppercorns
  • 3 Garlic cloves
  • 1 tb Fresh coriander roots
  • - (coarsely chopped)
  • 3/4 lb Fresh ground pork
  • 1/4 lb Shrimp
  • -shelled, deveined & chopped
  • -=OR=-
  • 1/4 lb -Fresh crab meat, flaked
  • 1 tb Thai fish sauce
  • 2 ts Sugar
  • 4 Shallots; finely chopped
  • 1 Carrot; peeled, grated
  • 1/4 lb Bean sprouts; tails removed
  • 8 12-inch rice-paper rounds
  • Peanut oil for deep-frying
  • Crisp lettuce leaves
  • - (as an accompaniment)
  • Fresh mint leaves
  • - (as an accompaniment)


1/4 c Sugar
1/4 c Water
1/2 c Red wine vinegar
2 tb Fish sauce
1/4 ts Red chile flakes
2 tb Chopped coriander leaves
2 tb Chopped peanuts

IN 2 SEPARATE MEDIUM BOWLS, soak bean thread noodles and tree ears in warm
water until soft and pliable (about 15 minutes). Drain the noodles and cut
into 1-inch lengths; set aside. Drain and rinse off sand from tree ears.
Pinch off and discard hard centers; coarsely chop and set aside. Pound
peppercorns, garlic and coriander roots into a coarse paste, or chopped
together in a spice mill. Combine pork, shrimp or crab, fish sauce,
peppercorn mixture, and 1 teaspoon of the sugar. Add shallots, carrots,
bean sprouts, and the reserved bean thread noodles and tree ears; mix
together thoroughly. Dissolve remaining sugar with 1 cup water in a bowl.
With kitchen shears, cut rice paper into quarters. Lay one sheet of rice
paper with the curved edge nearest to you, on a flat surface. Brush
thoroughly with water. Let it sit until it softens into a thin flexible
film (about 1 minute). Mold 1 tablespoon of pork mixture into 1-inch wide
by 2-inch long cylinder and put it near the curved edge of rice paper. Fold
bottom of rice paper over filling. Fold left and right sides over each end
to enclose filling. Continue rolling until completely sealed. Repeat with
remaining filling. Preheat wok until hot. Add enough oil to a depth of
3-inches. Heat to 325F. Add a few rolls and deep-fry for 10 seconds.
Immediately increase to high heat or 375F and deep-fry until crisp and
golden brown (about 6 minutes). Remove and drain. Serve wrapped in a
lettuce leaf with a mint leaf. Dip into Thai Spring Roll Dip.

THAI SPRING ROLL DIP: Combine sugar, water and vinegar in a saucepan over
medium-high heat; boil until reduced to 3/4 cup of liquid. Remove from heat
and stir in the fish sauce and chile flakes. When cooled, transfer to a
dipping saucer and mix in coriander and peanuts. Makes about 24 rolls with

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