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!

23 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?

  19. Mariah
    Posted September 12, 2014 at 6:06 PM | Permalink

    I too was wondering about freezing these. I have made them before and it makes a bunch. I want to freeze half for next weekends football festivities. Would you cook them then freeze them? Freeze them unfryed? then would you thaw them first or fry them frozen?

    Thank you

    • Posted September 13, 2014 at 7:01 PM | Permalink

      I cook and then freeze, then reheat in the oven once thawed in the refrigerator.

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