Fried Lumpia – Filipino Egg Rolls – Recipe
Servings Prep Time
25Eggrolls 45Minutes
Cook Time
5Minutes
Servings Prep Time
25Eggrolls 45Minutes
Cook Time
5Minutes
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Scrub potatoes. Cook your potatoes in the microwave, about 9 minutes. Be sure to pierce the potatoes with a fork in several places so they don’t explode while cooking. I make mine in a microwave potato bag that my daughter got from a craft fair. They’re great for microwaving potatoes; no need to pierce them and the potatoes come out perfect every time.
  2. Dice onions, potatoes, and tofu into small cubes about 1/4″.
  3. Heat oil in frying pan. Add onions. Cook until they start to turn tranlucent. Add minced garlic. Cook until garlic starts to turn brown.
  4. Add ground beef. Cook until beef is crumbly.
  5. Add potatoes and bean sprouts. Cook until sprouts are soft.
  6. Add tofu, soy sauce, salt & pepper.
  7. Cook until tofu is soft but not mushy. About 5 minutes.
  8. Remove from heat and drain any liquid from the pan. Try to make your meat mixture as dry as possible, if there’s too much liquid it will cause the wrappers to tear when rolling.
  9. Fill each wrapper with about 2 tbl. of meat mixture and roll. Seal ends by lightly brushing wrapper with the beaten egg.
  10. To roll lumpia: Place a wrapper on a plate or cutting board with one corner facing you.
  11. Put about 2 tbl. meat mixture in center of wrapper. Spread filling in a line across leaving about 3 inches of wrapper on each side.
  12. Fold corner closest to you over the meat mixture.
  13. Fold in side corners over the first fold. Brush remaining corner with egg.
  14. Roll the folded portion over until it meets the far corner. You should end up with a cigar shaped roll.
  15. You can fry the lumpia once it’s rolled or place seam side down in ziploc freezer bags and freezer for later use.
  16. To fry lumpia heat about 1 inch of oil in a frying pan. Place lumpia seam side down, cook about 2-3 minutes or until bottom is golden brown. Turn over and cook until all it’s golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
  17. Serve immediately as cold lumpia will loose its crunch and get soft and soggy.
Recipe Notes

You can buy frozen spring or egg roll wrappers or shells, bean sprouts, and tofu at Asian markets. Tofu can also be found in most grocery stores.  Be sure you are using Bean Sprouts and not Alfalfa Sprouts which are thinner and have a different flavor.

Fried lumpia will turn soft and soggy if kept in the fridge. You can warm it up by heating in an oven or toaster oven on high heat for a few minutes. Re-heating in the microwave is not recommended, the lumpia will be soft.

You can make the dipping sauce just before serving. I usually make the sauce as needed, it’s simple enough to throw together.