Eggrolls with Fresh GF Wonton Wrappers
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I have a recipe for gee eff  Wonton Wrappers.  It was only in my Cookbook, but then I put it on the blog. ‘Cause I wanted to use it. To … more »

Gluten Free Eggrolls with homemade gluten free won ton wrappersI have a recipe for gee eff  Wonton Wrappers.  It was only in my Cookbook, but then I put it on the blog. ‘Cause I wanted to use it. To make bloggy things like Crab Rangoon.  Remember those? Good times.

Gluten Free Egg Rolls with Homemade Won Ton Wrappers

But if you double the Wonton Wrappers Recipe, and roll it really nice and thin (no thicker than shown here – thinner if you can), then cut it into 8 or 9 inch squares, you’re moments away from Gluten-Free Eggrolls.

I like to make them first into rectangles, and then roll the rectangles into squares. I find it’s the easiest way to roll them nice and thin. So what you see above is a rectangle.

Gluten Free Egg Rolls with Homemade Won Ton Wrappers

And what you see here is a square. That’s nice and thin.

This dough is super durable. It has a lot of egg white protein. Egg white protein is to gluten-free dough what spinach is to Popeye, to torture a metaphor.

Gluten Free Egg Rolls with Homemade Won Ton Wrappers

With a corner of the square facing you, place a bit of filling about an inch from that corner. The filling should be as dry as possible without sacrificing all the flavor.

Gluten Free Egg Rolls with Homemade Won Ton Wrappers

Fold the corner over the filling, and fold one more turn. Make it tight, and press out any trapped air. Whenever you’re planning to fry something that you have wrapped in dough, trapped air will allow oil to get in, and the finished product will be greasy.

Gluten Free Egg Rolls with Homemade Won Ton Wrappers

Then fold the left and right sides, tightly, toward the center of the roll.

Gluten Free Egg Rolls with Homemade Won Ton Wrappers

And then roll away from you once more, until the roll is sealed. If the wrappers are moist, like they should be, it will stay sealed.

Gluten Free Egg Rolls with Homemade Won Ton Wrappers

Like so.

Gluten Free Egg Rolls with Homemade Won Ton Wrappers

I deep fry in a wok, ’cause I like how I can still get a few inches of oil in a big pot without using a gallon. Oh, and a word to the wise about frying — moisture makes hot oil splatter. Even if you think they’re dry on the outside, blot the rolls dry with a clean paper towel before frying them. You’ll thank me later.

The filling recipe (and the method I described) is adapted from the lovely and talented Jaden Hair of Steamy Kitchen. The wonton wrappers are all mine… and yours. Ours. Hers and hers.

Eggrolls with Fresh GF Wonton Wrappers
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Serves: 4
 

Beef and vegetable eggrolls
Ingredients
  • 6 tablespoons tamari (or more to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar (or more to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons honey (or more to taste)
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch, divided
  • 1 pound 90% lean ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 10 ounces shredded cabbage (I used preshredded)
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and grated
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Gluten-free Wonton Wrappers (recipe in cookbook & on blog), doubled, rolled very thin and cut into squares and kept moist until ready to use
  • Canola oil, for frying

Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, combine the In a large skillet, place the tamari, rice vinegar, honey and 2 tablespoons cornstarch, and whisk to combine well. Pour half the sauce into a separate, small bowl. To the remaining sauce in the large bowl, add the ground meat, and mix to combine. Allow to sit at room temperature for a few minutes to allow the beef can absorb the sauce.
  2. In a large skillet, cook the garlic in the sesame oil over medium high heat until the garlic becomes fragrant (about 2 minutes). Add the cabbage and carrots, and then the sauce you set aside from earlier, and toss to combine. Turn the heat down to medium-low, cover the skillet and cook, tossing occasionally, until the cabbage is wilted and the carrots are beginning to soften (about 5 minutes). Uncover the skillet, add the beef mixture and the remaining tablespoon cornstarch, and toss to combine. Allow the mixture to cool for about 10 minutes. Tilt the skillet to separate any remaining liquid, and pour off the liquid.
  3. Arrange the first wonton wrapper square with a corner facing you (see photo). Place a bit of filling (in the proportion shown in the photo) about 1 inch from the corner of the wrapper. Fold over the corner and roll one turn away from yourself (see photo), making sure to roll as tightly as possible and to prevent any trapped air bubbles. Fold in the sides securely (see photo), and continue to roll until the eggroll is completely sealed (see photo). Repeat with the remaining wrappers and filling.
  4. Fry, about 1 minute per side, in 375 degrees F oil. Drain on paper towels and keep in a 200 degree F oven until ready to serve.
  5. Serve the remaining filling tossed with rice noodles.

Notes
Recipe and method adapted from Steamy Kitchen: http://steamykitchen.com/13029-my-mothers-famous-chinese-egg-rolls-2.html

Love,
Me

 

  • Tara Peters on Facebook

    I think you are a mind reader! Yesterday I was looking at a recipe on Pinterest to make cheese sticks using wonton wrappers and I said to myself “I wish I had a recipe for GF wonton wrappers!” – and VOILA! Just like yesterday when I had been wishing for GF butter cookies! You are on a roll! :)

  • Linda S

    Question: I’m planning on making these for Christmas Eve, both as wontons and egg rolls -I need the kind of food that sits on a small plate and can be eaten with one hand while chatting -and I was curious, do you think I could make these in advance and freeze them, so on xmas eve I only need to toss them in the oven, like the frozen non-GF ones from the supermarket? This might make my life a little easier on what will be a very busy day. Should I maybe make a small batch and eat…I mean and test? Good idea? Bad idea?

    • Nicole

      Hi, Linda,
      Great questions! Not only can you freeze the eggrolls after they are shaped and before frying (just freeze them in an even layer on a baking sheet until solid, then transfer to a freezer safe Ziploc bag), but you can even pile up the wonton wrappers, and freeze them! I have tried it, and they freeze beautifully. Just defrost them, uncovered, in the refrigerator once you’re ready to use them.
      xoxo Nicole

  • http://www.facebook.com/barbaradanese Barbara Bustos Danese on Facebook

    You are a mind reader. I was lamenting yesterday on how I missed my beloved dumplings/wontons!! This past week I have really felt frustrated and wanted to just have some …

  • Charlene Tallen on Facebook

    Yyyyyyyyuuuuuuuummmmmm!

  • http://www.heathersblog-o-rama.blogspot.com Heather :) :) :)

    Oh, this looks good :) :) I love eggrolls…well, l love food in general…but this looks really great :) :) Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

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