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Homemade Lumpia

by Katie Aubin

Ingredients

for 10 servings

  • 1 tablespoon
    vegetable oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium carrot, minced
  • 1 teaspoon
    fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 lb
    ground pork (455 g)
  • 12 oz
    water chestnuts, 1 can, minced (340 g)
  • 1 teaspoon
    salt
  • 1 teaspoon
    pepper
  • 2 teaspoons
    soy sauce
  • ¼ cup
    green onion, minced (35 g)
  • 2 tablespoons
    fresh cilantro, minced, plus more for garnish
  • 1 ½ cups
    canola oil, for frying (355 mL)
  • 25 lumpia wrappers, or spring roll wrappers
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • sweet chili sauce, for serving

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Preparation

  1. Make the filling: Heat the oil in a medium pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the onion, garlic, ginger, and carrot. Cook for 4 minutes, or until the onion is slightly translucent.
  3. Add the ground pork and cook for about 6 minutes, or until cooked through.
  4. Add the water chestnuts, salt, pepper, and soy sauce. Stir for 2 minutes, then mix in the green onion and cilantro. Remove the pan from the heat and let cool.
  5. Heat about an inch (2 cm) of canola oil in a deep, medium frying pan until it reaches 300°F (150°C).
  6. Lay out one lumpia wrapper in a diamond shape and spoon 2 tablespoons of filling at the bottom of the wrapper, leaving about an inch and a half (3 cm) of space from the bottom point.
  7. Fold the bottom point over the filling, then fold in the edges to create an envelope shape. Roll the wrapper toward the top point. Brush the top point with egg wash and finish the roll to seal the end.
  8. Carefully place four to five lumpia at a time in the hot oil. Frying on each side for 1-2 minutes, or until golden brown. Note: If the lumpia are cooking too fast or burning, reduce the heat.
  9. Remove the lumpia from the oil and drain on a wire rack or paper towels.
  10. Sprinkle with a garnish of cilantro and serve with sweet chili dipping sauce. Optional: Cut lumpia in half.
  11. Enjoy!
 

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