They’re a firm favourite on any takeaway order and now, thanks to this simple recipe, you can make spring rolls in the comfort of your own home. These tasty treats are a twist on the standard veggie spring rolls and include chicken – but you can always keep the recipe vegetarian by simply leaving out the meat.
Once you’ve got a batch of these deliciously golden spring rolls, you won’t be able to resist dunking them in your favourite sauce!
Vegetable oil, for cooking
750g chicken thigh fillets, trimmed, finely chopped
4 green onions, finely sliced
2 carrots, peeled, grated
250g cabbage, finely shredded
1/2 cup hoisin sauce
12 frozen spring roll wrappers, thawed
1. Heat 2 teaspoons of oil in a wok over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and stir-fry for 3 minutes or until cooked through. Transfer to a bowl.
2. Add onions, carrots and cabbage to wok. Stir-fry for 2 minutes or until soft. Add to chicken with 1/4 cup hoisin sauce. Stir until well combined. Allow to cool completely.
3. Lay 1 spring roll wrapper on a flat surface. Place 1/3 cup of chicken mixture along 1 edge of wrapper. Fold in sides, then roll up tightly to enclose filling. Brush edges with a little water. Press to seal. Repeat with remaining wrappers and chicken mixture.
4.Preheat oven to 160ºC. Clean wok. Pour enough oil into wok to half-fill it. Heat over medium heat until hot. Cook spring rolls, 3 at a time, for 3 to 4 minutes or until light golden. Remove with a slotted spoon to a wire rack. Keep warm in oven while cooking remaining spring rolls. Serve with remaining hoisin for dipping.