Monday, December 30, 2013

Two weeks ago, my daughter had Christmas dinner at her school to celebrate Christmas. I and my daughter love this event. My daughter always excited for this dinner because she's able to use a nice and pretty dress to school, has dinner together with her friends in a cozy and warm atmosphere. I like it as well because I had a chance to see her school with different atmosphere. There were a lot of Christmas decoration and most of them were made by the children. It was lovely seeing Christmas song and decoration everywhere, girls with fancy dress, boys with shirts and ties, and the smell of delicious dishes.  

It was a pot luck dinner. Every parents may bring one type dish to school for the children and the teachers. The dish could be a dessert, beverages, bread, salad, or any kind of finger food. Like as usual, my daughter always wants me to bring mini spring roll for Christmas dinner. She love it and she said everybody like it as well. It is prawn spring roll actually. Not vegetable spring roll. Well, it is as delicious as vegetable spring roll and very simple to make. Mayonnaise or sweet chili sauce is a perfect companion for this dish. Anybody wants to try? 

Ingredients :
  • about 40 ready to use mini spring roll pastry skins, thawed
  • 200 grams tiger prawn, minced
  • 1/2 medium onion, minced
  • 2 garlic, minced
  • 5 scallions, chopped
  • 3 tbs white flour
  • 6 tbs corn starch
  • 2 tbs tapioca starch
  • 1/8 tsp ginger powder or 2 cm fresh ginger root, grated
  • 1 tbs soy sauce
  • 1 tbs oyster sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 5-6 tbs water
  • salt and pepper
  • vegetable oil for frying
Preparation :

  1. In a bowl, mix together minced prawn, minced onion, garlic, chopped scallions, flour, corn starch, tapioca starch, ginger powder, soy sauce, oyster sauce, sesame oil, salt and pepper.
  2. Add water into the mixture and mix them together. Sometimes, the mixture could be too thick and not easy to be spooned. Add more water (1-2 tbs at the time) if needed to reduce the thickness of the mixture.
  3. Lay a spring roll skin on the work top. 
  4. Place about 1 tsp of mixture on the corner of  the skin. Make it into a long shape and fold over. 
  5. Fold the left and right corner into the center. 
  6. Roll the rest of the skin and seam the end with a little bit of water. ( Tip : see the pictures how to wrap and roll spring roll from my spring rolls recipe )
  7. Preheat vegetable oil in a frying pan (about 175 C or 350 F).
  8. Deep fry the spring rolls until they start to become golden brown.
  9. Remove the spring roll from the oil and drain them well.
  10. Remove the excess oil using a kitchen towel.
  11. Serve them hot with chili sauce or mayonnaise.

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