On a diet and would like to slow down on the carbs? This Filipino appetizer will be a great chice! In every occasion, get together, or a simple family dinner, lumpia is always a must-have. It’s also an ideal packed lunch or snack. Quick and easy to prepare – so make sure you try this recipe today. You can prepare a large batch of the dipping sauce in advance for an easy way to fill those lumpia cravings.
- 1 lb ground lean pork
- 1 medium carrot, chopped fine
- 1 medium onion, chopped fine
- 1 (8 ounce) can water chestnuts, drained and chopped fine
- 1 (8 ounce) can bamboo shoots, drained and chopped fine
- 8 garlic cloves
- 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
- 2 teaspoons soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- wonton wrapper, 1 package
- 1 large egg
- In a large bowl combine the pork, carrot, onion, water chestnut, bamboo shoots, garlic, ginger, soy sauce and pepper.
- Stir mixture until thoroughly combined-at this point you can cover and stick in the fridge overnight.
- I lay out about 10 wrappers at a time, roll the meat mixture into cigar shapes about finger thickness-be reasonable-and the length of the wrapper.
- Roll, brush ends with beaten egg and finish the roll to seal.
- Place seam side down on a cookie sheet and repeat until done.
- Bake in a preheated 450 degree oven, turning once for around 20 minutes.
Dipping Sauce Ingredients:
- 1⁄4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1⁄2 cup distilled white vinegar
- 1 teaspoon soy sauce
- 2 teaspoons water
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch, mixed with the water
- 2 -3 teaspoons freshly grated ginger
Dipping Sauce Directions:
- In a 3 quart saucepan mix together the brown sugar, vinegar and soy sauce.
- Stir over high heat until sugar dissolves.
- Mix the cornstarch/water and add to the sugar mixture and stir until mixture boils.
- Remove from heat and stir in ginger.
- Makes 2/3 cup and you can double the amount.
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