This is a great appetizer and is my take on the Classic American Egg Roll. My version is a large double wrapped spring roll that has an egg "crepe" inside. It is really filling and tasty. I love using chicken spiced with Chinese five-spice powder to give it a richer flavour. Together with crunchy vegetables this is more-ish indulgent appetizer. For larger crowds get ahead by making them in advance and place on a floured tray covered in cling film and fry fresh before serving. Or for home freezing, you can lose the egg crepe and fry from frozen.
Recipe courtesy of Ching He-Huang
Print
Spiced Chicken and Shrimp
Total:
55 min
Active:
40 min
Yield:
2 servings
Level:
Intermediate
Total:
55 min
Active:
40 min
Yield:
2 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

Filling: 
  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 organic chicken thigh, de-skinned, de-boned, sliced into long thin strips
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
  • 4 large shrimp, shells and tails removed, deveined
  • 1 tablespoon Shaosing rice wine or dry sherry
  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium light soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch slurry (1/2 teaspoon cornstarch mixed with 1 tablespoon water)
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha
Egg "Crepe":
  • 2 free-range or organic eggs
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 1 pinch ground white pepper
  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil or vegetable oil
Vegetables:
  • 2 dried shitake mushrooms, pre-soaked in hot water for 20 minutes, drained, stalks removed, sliced
  • 1 spring onion, julienned
  • 1/2 small handful beansprouts
  • 1/2 small carrot, julienned
  • 1/4 red pepper, deseeded, julienned
  • Peanut oil, for frying
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
Frying and Assembly:
  • 14 3/4 cups/3.5 liters peanut or vegetable oil, for deep frying
  • Four 10-inch spring roll wrappers, such as TYJ (made from wheat flour, salt and coconut oil)
  • 1 egg, beaten, for sealing rolls 
  • 2 scallions, julienned, soaked in ice-cold water to make curls
  • Sweet chili sauce

Directions

For the filling: Heat a wok over high heat. Add the oil, give it a swirl, and then add the ginger and garlic and toss for a few seconds. Then add the chicken strips and stir-fry for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the Chinese five-spice powder and toss well. Stir in the shrimp and cook for 1 minute, and then pour in the Shaosing rice wine and cook until absorbed. Stir in the soy sauce, slurry and sriracha and toss well. Transfer to a plate to cool.

For the egg crepe: Crack one of the eggs into a bowl and lightly beat with a fork or chopstick. Sprinkle in the salt and pepper. Heat a small pan or wok over medium heat and add 1 tablespoon of the oil. Add the beaten egg mixture and swirl around to make a thin egg "crepe". Gently cook for 1 minute, then flip and cook until lightly browned. Remove from the wok and set aside. Repeat with the remaining egg and oil. 

For the vegetables: Mix together the mushrooms, onions, beansprouts, carrots and red peppers in a large bowl. Reheat a wok and add some peanut oil. Add the vegetables and oyster sauce, toss well, and cook for less than 1 minute. Remove, drain and set aside.

For frying and assembly: Heat the oil in a deep pot or wok over medium-high heat until hot. Lay 2 pieces of the spring roll wrapper out onto a flat surface in a diamond shape. Place one egg crepe right in the middle. Spoon 2 tablespoons of the filling into the center and top with the stir-fried vegetables. Brush over the wrapper edges with the beaten egg using a pastry brush; this helps stop the spring rolls from bursting open while frying. Fold each of the opposite corners in over the filling and roll the wrapper into a cigar shape. Repeat with the remaining wrappers and fillings. 

Deep-fry the spring rolls until golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes. Drain on paper towels, garnish with scallion curls and serve with sweet chili sauce.

Trending Videos 6 Videos

Step-by-step photos

Steak Essentials 03:26

Everything you need to know to select and grill a perfect steak.

Similar Topics:

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Chicken Avocado Egg Rolls

Recipe courtesy of Guy Fieri

Egg Rolls

Recipe courtesy of Emeril Lagasse

Muttachar (Spiced Eggs)

Recipe courtesy of Jennifer Paterson|Clarissa Dickson Wright

Chicken-Fried Bacon with Creamy Shrimp Grits and Sunny-Side Egg

Shrimpylicious Egg Rolls

Recipe courtesy of Lisa Lillien

Meatball Sub Egg Roll

Recipe courtesy of Kelsey Nixon

Apple Pie Egg Roll

Recipe courtesy of Kelsey Nixon

On TV

Extra Virgin

7:30am | 6:30c

Extra Virgin

8:30am | 7:30c

Extra Virgin

9:30am | 8:30c

Cupcake Wars

10am | 9c

Cupcake Wars

11am | 10c

Cupcake Wars

12pm | 11c

Cake Hunters

1pm | 12c

Cake Hunters

1:30pm | 12:30c

Unwrapped 2.0

2:30pm | 1:30c

Top 5 Restaurants

3:30pm | 2:30c

Guilty Pleasures

4:30pm | 3:30c

Guilty Pleasures

5:30pm | 4:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Choccywoccydoodah

8pm | 7c

Choccywoccydoodah

8:30pm | 7:30c

Cake Wars

10pm | 9c

Cupcake Wars

11pm | 10c

Choccywoccydoodah

12:30am | 11:30c

Cupcake Wars

1am | 12c

Cake Wars

2am | 1c

So Much Pretty Food Here