I have my mother-in-law, Linda, to thank for this wonderful recipe.  Jon and I had been dating for about a year and she came to visit.  I guess I was 19? Maybe 20. At any rate, at the time, I had zero interest in the kitchen. Needless to say, Jon was looking forward to his Momma’s visit. Not only to see her, but also in hopes of getting a few home cooked meals.

She was here for a week or so, and made several delicious rib-sticking meals during her stay.  But the egg rolls. I know it sounds absurd, but these egg rolls changed my life. After learning how to make them, that I could make something like that from a dingy little bachelor pad kitchen…it’s like something clicked inside. I began trying new and different recipes. I looked forward to coming home and cooking dinners. I couldn’t get enough information about different ingredients and techniques.

That was close to 10 years ago, and I still have that hunger and love for cooking. I think it’s awesome that I can pinpoint the moment where it all started. I’m pretty sure it will never end!

21 Comments

  1. Posted June 23, 2009 at 7:44 PM | Permalink

    Wow do these look tasty! You roll them up so perfectly. I tend to be a messy baker but my food tasted good(at least they tell me that)!=)

  2. Linda
    Posted June 23, 2009 at 9:00 PM | Permalink

    You have taken the egg roll recipe to a new level, your skill has surpassed the teacher. I can’t wait to visit this summer and eat some of your great cooking!

  3. Posted June 24, 2009 at 11:59 PM | Permalink

    Oh these look fantastic! I have been craving egg rolls lately. Maybe I’ll roll up my sleeves and make my own!

  4. Posted June 25, 2009 at 9:48 AM | Permalink

    These looks delicious! Looks like a fun project too. I’ve never made eggrolls from scratch.

  5. Posted June 25, 2009 at 2:40 PM | Permalink

    i love egg rolls!! i rarely eat them and haven’t ever tried making them… but they look fabulous!

  6. Posted June 28, 2009 at 11:40 AM | Permalink

    I nominated you for a blog award in my blog! I know you aren’t really a new blogger but this blog is new!

  7. Posted June 28, 2009 at 12:12 PM | Permalink

    Love the name of your blog :)

    Hey – a GOOD Mother in law story! How often does that happen?? Awesome! These look amazing – I’m going to definitely try this recipe.

    I’m on a blog hopping adventure today – will be carrying on via someone else’s comment left on your blog! Got to you via a comment left on “It’s all about the “sweet” stuff”.

    You’re invited to stop by my blog any time :)

  8. Posted June 30, 2009 at 5:19 PM | Permalink

    Wow! So crispy and delicious. I bet they taste so good homemade.

  9. Posted July 9, 2009 at 9:06 PM | Permalink

    ooooi…nice nice nice..very kinda asian yea? ;)

  10. Posted January 12, 2010 at 8:34 PM | Permalink

    Thanks for the recipe! I am planning on cooking up some of these once I am back on my feet. One question, have you ever made them up, then frozen them, then reheated them in the oven? Do you think that would work? I am thinking about pre-preparing these so my hubby can just pop them in for reheating when I am at work. Thanks!

  11. Posted July 14, 2010 at 5:56 PM | Permalink

    These look FABULOUS!!!! Great photos on folding the egg rolls. Makes it looks so easy and neat (heehee)

  12. Posted October 3, 2012 at 10:13 AM | Permalink

    I keep meaning to try to make my own egg rolls, but they seem a bit intimidating. But, this recipe looks doable. I’ll have to give these a try. They look delicious!

  13. Posted October 3, 2012 at 4:27 PM | Permalink

    They look perfect! I think I need to make some this weekend, craving takeout like crazy now :)

  14. Posted October 6, 2012 at 12:02 AM | Permalink

    Looks delicious! I love egg rolls and especially love that this is a family recipe. :)

  15. Posted October 6, 2012 at 5:19 PM | Permalink

    These look amazing! I’ve been craving good Chinese food and this has intensified the craving!

  16. Lauren
    Posted October 16, 2012 at 11:16 PM | Permalink

    These look delicious!! Do you have to use a Dutch oven? I don’t own one. Thanks!

    • Laura
      Posted October 20, 2012 at 2:53 PM | Permalink

      Lauren – no, you most certainly do not. I’ve fried them right in my wok before, or any deep saucepan!

  17. Charley
    Posted January 17, 2013 at 9:06 AM | Permalink

    Where does the cornstarch/water mixture come in?

    • Laura
      Posted January 17, 2013 at 3:14 PM | Permalink

      Charley, to wet down the edges of the wrappers to make them easier to seal.

  18. Melissa
    Posted April 11, 2013 at 3:17 PM | Permalink

    Can you cook them in a deep fryer?

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