Chinese Crab Spring Rolls

Chef Thomas
These spring rolls are great appetizers and also good for a snack. Although it takes a bit of time to prepare, it is worth it.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins

Ingredients
  

Spring Rolls

  • 4 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1 carrot shredded
  • 1/2 cup bean sprouts
  • 2 green onions thinly sliced
  • 4 oz. crab meat (canned or fresh)* 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 10 spring roll wrappers 8 x 8 inches White of one egg, lightly beaten
  • *Cooked chicken breast may be substituted

Dipping Sauce (optional)

  • 3 tablespoons reduced fat peanut butter 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 green onion green part only, thinly sliced 1/2 teaspoon fragrant toasted sesame oil

Instructions
 

  • Directions
  • 1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • 2. Spray a large skillet with vegetable oil spray. Heat over medium high heat for 1-2 minutes.
  • 3. Add the
  • 4. Add the
  • 5. Add the
  • cabbage and cook, stirring occasionally, for 1-2 minutes.
  • carrot, bean sprouts, and green onions and cook for 1 minute, stirring occasionally. crab meat, vinegar, and soy sauce and cook until the meat is warmed through, about 30
  • seconds.
  • 6. Remove from heat and refrigerate at least 30 minutes.
  • Roll Preparation
  • To assemble the spring rolls, usually there are directions on the back of the wrapper package. Like filling a burrito, with one point of the wrapper pointing towards you, put 1/3 cup of the filling in the middle of the wrapper. Bring the bottom point of the wrapper over the filling. Lightly brush the two sides and top points of the wrapper with egg white. Bring the side points into the center, and starting from the bottom, roll the wrapper up to the top point so the filling is enclosed. Press to make sure the wrapper is sealed. Lightly spray the outside with vegetable oil spray and place on a sprayed baking sheet. Repeat with remaining wrappers.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until they turn light golden brown. Meanwhile, place all dipping sauce ingredients expect green onion in a medium bowl and whisk. Sprinkle dipping sauce with green onion and serve with the spring rolls. This makes at least 10 wrappers; you may freeze them and reheat for another time if desired.