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Friday, March 23, 2007

Sharing Recipes

My friend Missy send me a recipe exchange email today. I diligently followed the directions of the email and sent it to 20 friends. It was a stretch to find that many people on my email list that I thought might like to participate and wouldn't get mad at me for sending it to them. I did send a yummy recipe to the #1 person on my list. I'll share it here, too. It is from Jimmy Dean Sausage, but I changed it a little after the first time that I made it. If you want the original recipe I know it's at the Jimmy Dean website. So here it is:
Jimmy Dean Golden Sausage Egg Rolls
1 pkg. Regular Flavor Jimmy Dean Pork Sausage
1 bag (16 oz.) Cole slaw mix
2 tablespoons fresh ginger, finely chopped
2 tablespoons fresh garlic, finely chopped
½ tablespoon black pepper
½ teaspoon salt
1 pkg. (18-20 wrappers) egg roll wrappers
vegetable oil for frying
dipping sauce: spicy mustard, sweet and sour sauce or soy sauce
In large skillet, cook sausage over medium high heat, stirring frequently until thoroughly cooked and no longer pink. Remove from heat; add cabbage, ginger, garlic, pepper and salt; mix well. Transfer mixture to colander to drain; cool 15 minutes before using. Assemble egg rolls according to directions on wrapper package, using 1/4 cup of mixture for each roll. To cook: in a wok, Dutch oven or fryer, add oil to a depth of 3 inches; heat to 375 F. Fry 3 or 4 at a time for about 3 minutes or until golden brown; drain on paper towels. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.

Makes 18-20 egg rolls
I have to add a little story about these egg rolls. They are my favorite egg rolls bar none. I've made them a few times. Once for a get together. They went over very well. I've made them and only partially fried them and frozen them. That works pretty well. I've also made them at a friend's house when we were making a Chinese dinner. There were maybe 4 egg rolls left at the end of the dinner, they were what everyone was filling up on. Here's my little story. Colin, my husband doesn't like any ethnic food very much. I on the other hand adore it. Mexican, Chinese, Thai, etc. I think it's yummy. Anyway, I made the egg rolls the first time and offered one to Colin. Nope he didn't want one. He doesn't like egg rolls. I made them a couple of more times. Keep in mind that this means at least a year has gone by, I don't make them all the time. Finally, one day I made chicken lo mein and egg rolls for dinner. Colin came home and pretty much turned up his nose to dinner. 'I'm not in the mood for Chinese.' Well, that's all there is' I told him. I suggested that he at least try an egg roll. 'They're really good' I said. He gave me a skeptical look, but he tried it. He loved it! He ate two or three and the next day he stole the leftovers I had planned for my lunch and made them his lunch. It took almost two years of making those egg rolls before my husband finally tried them and discovered that they were wonderful. In his defense he explained;'You never told me they had sausage in them.' I hope you enjoy this recipe much sooner than my husband did...enjoy!

1 comment:

Miscellaneous From Missy said...

lol! I completely identify! Jeremy won't even try things that I KNOW he'll love. It's so sad to miss out. You know, that makes me think of what I do with God sometimes. Since I already KNOW what is best for me, I turn up my nose at what He brings into my life. Hmm. Thanks for the recipe, and the thought provoking post. I appreciate them both...and since Jeremy favorite thing in the world is egg rolls, he's going to also appreciate your post! :-)