October 28, 2009

Kids in the Kitchen

The kids happily took over the kitchen when they heard I wasn't feeling great. And I wanted to share their easy recipe for Lumpia Shanghai. So yummy!

Lumpia is the Filipino word for spring roll. It's called Lumpia Shanghai because it is done the Chinese way. Original Filipino Lumpia has different ingredients.

Lumpia Shanghai Ingredients:

300 grams ground chicken
1 medium carrot (grated)
1 small bulb onion (minced)
3-5 cloves garlic (minced)
1 whole egg
1 spoon AP flour
salt and pepper to taste (you may want to add chicken powder to enhance flavor)

25 - 30 Spring roll /wanton wrapper (always available in Chinese food shops)
oil for frying


Mix all A ingredients in a bowl. Wrap each spoonful of mixture like seen in the picture. Seal the edge by dipping your finger in the water and slightly brush it on the edge of the wrapper. Fry it in medium heat making sure the meat is cooked. It's easier if fried deep in oil. Put the fried rolls on paper towel to drain excess oil before serving.

Serve with your choice of dips. I like it dipped in vinegar with crushed garlic.

I'm sure the pictures will make my direction above easier to follow :-)

Once you know the basic, you can create your own recipe using your choice meat and additional spices. Enjoy cooking with your children!

“In the childhood memories of every good cook, there's a large kitchen, a warm stove, a simmering pot and a mom.”
Barbara Costikyan (10/22/84 New York Magazine)

1 comment:

LLJ said...

those look so good!