Texas Sized Turkey Egg Rolls

Yes, I said turkey.

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Turkey Egg rolls, large and in charge...aka Texas style.

We love egg rolls!

I recently tried my hand at making my own egg rolls, it went so well that I tried it again, this time with ground turkey.

Egg rolls trick my “Veggie Resistant” teenager into eating cabbage, carrots and onions.

The process is a little time-consuming, but well worth it.

Here is the ingredient list:

  • 1 pound of ground turkey
  • 1 tsp. minced ginger
  • 2 (+) cups of cabbage, chopped *I use a bag of cole slaw shreds, the whole bag*
  • 1/2 cup of shredded carrots
  • 3 green onions, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 TBSP of soy sauce, 1 TBSP of honey and 1 tsp of minced garlic *I use this instead of 2 TBSP of Oyster Sauce*
  • 1 package of egg roll wrappers
  • *optional* 1/4 pound of bean sprouts
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Brown the ground turkey and minced ginger....

Drain the fat, if there is any.

Add the veggies.

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Add 2 (+) cups of chopped cabbage, carrots and onions.

Keep cooking….

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Keep cooking to wilt the cabbage, and cook the carrots & onions.

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Done.

Now…on to wrapping!

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wrap your rolls....

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Fold one end over the filling....

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fold the sides in....

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Roll the egg roll up. Repeat until all the filling or the wrappers are gone.

Bake for 10-12 minutes at 400 degrees on a greased cookie sheet (brush the tops with olive oil)

Frying In a large skillet (or cast iron pot) heat Canola oil to 350 degrees. Place the egg rolls *flap side down* into the hot oil a few at a time. Turning the egg rolls if needed. Cook until golden about 2-3 minutes.

Drain the egg rolls on a paper towel before serving.

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Yum.

Since the iPhone is major awesome, I’m participating in the iPPP link up that Liz and KLZ host.

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8 Comments

  1. I love Shrimp Egg Rolls, but it never occurred to me to try and make them at home. You have inspired me Jamie!!

    • Rose,
      I bet you’ll enjoy making them at home!

  2. Wow this is a great little meal in a parcel, excellent that your daughter will eat it too!! c

  3. You crazy Texans. Everything has to be big. Not that that’s bad. These look mighty good.

  4. Love Egg Rolls…thanks

    Solar Storm Tomorrow:

    http://sonsothunder.wordpress.com/2012/…/sunrise-may-turn-out-the-lights…

  5. I’m always a fan of eggrolls. These look great!

  6. Liz

    So tell the truth – are those egg roll wrappers pretty easy to use? They don’t rip or act like saran wrap and cling to themselves?

    • You need a cup of water to dip your fingers in. It helps for sealing the edges.

      I had 1 tear, but for the most part the wraps are pretty sturdy.

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