Fried Vietnamese Spring Rolls

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Versatile as party food or an appetizer, this crispy and savory Vietnamese-inspired snack paired with its dipping sauce is perfect for both adults and kids!

Let's start cooking!

Carrot, Mang guang, spring onion and salt in a mixing bowl

Step 1 - Toss vegetables in salt

  • In a bowl, toss chopped carrot, mang guang, spring onions and 1 Tsp salt until well mixed. Set aside for 20 minutes.
Water squeezed out of carrot, mang guang and spring onion

Step 2 - Remove liquid from vegetables

  • After 20 minutes, use hands to squeeze out excess liquid and discard the liquid.
  • Place vegetable back into mixing bowl.
Meat added to vegetables in a mixing bowl

Step 3 - Add noodles, meats and seasoning

  • Add wood ear fungus, cellophane noodles, minced chicken, minced shrimp, ½ Tsp sugar, 2 Tsp soy sauce and ¼ Tbsp black pepper. Mix well and set aside.
You can replace minced chicken with minced pork
Wet rice paper round with fillings on a chopping board

Step 4 - Wet rice paper round

  • Fill a large bowl with water. Dip 1 rice paper round into water bowl until fully moistened and softened.
  • Place rice paper round on a clean flat work surface.
Rice paper round with filling being rolled

Step 5 - Roll spring rolls

  • Place about 1Tbsp filling in center and take the edge closest to you and fold over filling.
  • Fold in left and right sides and continue rolling away from you.
  • Repeat with remaining rice paper rounds and filling.
Deep-fried spring rolls in a pot of oil

Step 6- Deep-fry spring rolls

  • In a pot, heat up vegetable oil for deep-frying spring rolls. Once oil is hot, add a few rolls at a time, turning occasionally.
  • Fry for 10 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Remove from oil and place spring rolls on a paper towel-lined plate.
Brown sugar with fish sauce, large chili and garlic

Step 7 - Make dipping sauce

  • In a bowl, add ¼ cup water, 2 Tbsp fish sauce, 1 Tsp rice vinegar, 1 Tbsp lime juice, sliced large red chili, 1 sprig mint leaves, minced garlic and 1 Tbsp brown sugar.
  • Mix until sugar dissolves.
You can freeze spring rolls to use for a later date, it can last up to 2 weeks in the freezer

Plate and serve!

Spring rolls on a plate with lettuce and sauce at the side

Place spring rolls onto serving plate and serve hot with dipping sauce on the side.

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