Lumpia (Shanghai version)

Lumpia (Shanghai version)


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About this recipe: A recipe I know all Filipinos are proud of! Lumpia (shanghai type) is a type of egg roll, except it's mainly filled with meat. You could use pork or beef or both! It's a yummy recipe and great to serve as finger food. I like to use both beef and pork but you can substitute one for the other. VERY EASY!


Serves: 20 

  • 455 g (1 lb) mince pork
  • 455 g (1 lb) mince beef
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 60 ml (1/4 cup) soy sauce
  • 10 g (1 1/2 tsp) black pepper
  • 10 g (1 1/2 tsp) garlic powder
  • 35 g (2 tbsp) salt
  • 1 package spring roll wrappers
  • 1420 ml (1 1/2 quarts) oil for frying

Prep:1hr  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:1hr20min 

  1. In a Large bowl, combine ground pork, ground beef, onion, and carrot. Make sure to completely mix everything. I suggest getting down and dirty and use your hands. Knead the meat in the bowl if you must. Gradually blend in the soy sauce , black pepper, garlic powder, and salt until all ingredients are evenly distributed.
  2. Lay out a few wrappers at a time on a flat surface, and place about 2 tablespoons of the filling in a line down the center of the wrapper. Make sure the filling is no thicker than your thumb, or the wrapper will cook faster than the meat. Take the bottom and top edges of the wrapper and fold them towards the center. Take the left and right sides, and fold them towards the center. Moisten the last edge of the wrapper to seal. Now repeat using the rest of the wrappers, and have hubby or the kids help you out.
  3. Heat the oil in a deep-fryer or heavy skillet to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Fry 3 or 4 lumpia at a time. Fry for about 3 or 4 minutes, turning once. Lumpia are cooked through when they float, and the wrapper is golden brown. Cut in half, or serve as is with dipping sauce. We like sweet and sour sauce, soy sauce with lemon, or banana ketchup.

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