Appetizers / Snacks
Fried Spring Rolls with chicken
Also called Spring Festival, or Chinese New Year, Lunar New Year celebrates the beginning of the new year on the traditional Chinese calendar. And along with the celebration comes food that carries a lot of symbolism. Fried Spring Rolls, which resemble bars of gold, are said to bring wealth and prosperity. This version with chicken is full of traditional flavors and fried to perfection — we never said you wouldn't have to work for it!
Wrappers: Spring Roll vs Egg Roll
Find this "smooth" style of spring roll wraps at an Asian market in the freezer section. The wraps you'll find at a regular grocery store contain egg, fry up "bumpy", and are not nearly as crisp.
Whisk together 1 Tbsp. soy sauce, wine, sesame oil, cornstarch, and white pepper. Mix in chicken; cover and let stand 30 minutes.
Toss cabbage, carrots, and bamboo shoots with salt; cover and let stand 30 minutes. Rinse cabbage mixture, then wring dry.
Heat 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil in a wok or large sauté pan over high until shimmering. Add chicken mixture and stir-fry until cooked through, 2–3 minutes; transfer to a bowl.
Heat remaining 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil in wok over high until shimmering.
Add cabbage mixture, chicken mixture, scallions, oyster sauce, remaining 2 Tbsp. soy sauce, ginger, and garlic; reduce heat to medium and cook until cabbage wilts, 3–4 minutes. Let filling cool to room temperature, 1 hour.
Combine water and cornstarch for the slurry. Place one spring roll wrap on a surface with one corner facing you.
Scoop 2 Tbsp. filling into center of wrap. Pull bottom corner up and over filling, fold in both sides, then roll up, sealing the end with the cornstarch slurry.
Place spring roll, seam side down, on a parchment-lined baking sheet and cover with a towel. Repeat assembly with remaining wraps and filling.
Heat a few inches of oil in a wok over medium-high to maintain a temperature of 350°.
Per spring roll
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 10%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 11mg 3%
Sodium 270mg 11%
Carbs 14g 4%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.