Monday, November 05, 2007


Experiment #1: Impromptu Egg Rolls

So, in an attempt to be social, I invited a few people over for an impromptu lunch on my way home from the grocery store. No one came, but I still had a great time! Did you know that you can make egg rolls with only 5-7 ingredients (depending on whether you go vegetarian or not)? Can you guess what they are?!

Experiment #2: Fruit Roll Ups

I had a few wraps left over, so I decided to experiment. I had made a delectable tropical fruit salad with fresh kiwis, mangoes, peaches, pears, pineapple, and a few canned mandarin oranges as a side dish. So, I some into a wrap, rolled it up, and fried it. It was incredibly tasty with a little of the Thai peanut sauce dipping sauce I used on the "normal" egg rolls.

Experiment #3: Baked Alaska, Egg Roll Style

Well, if you can make fruit egg rolls, why not dessert?! Especially when no one else is in the room to make fun of you for having (much less actually experimenting with) such silly ideas!

I rolled up a glob of some very well-frozen ice cream in a wrap and dropped it in the pan. I'll spare you the details, but let's just say it ended up being a bit of a disaster (but it tasted good). Nonetheless, I think I'll stick with baked Alaska next time.

1 comment:

jenn said...

I like to experiment, too. I would have come to your impromptu lunch! I have recipe for chocolate chimichangas and the filling might tast yummy inside and egg roll:

Garcia’s Chocolate Mini Chimis (makes one dozen)

4 10-inch tortillas

1 lb. Softened cream cheese 1 can condensed milk chocolate syrup
2 tsp. Vanilla extract ½ tsp lemon juice caramel syrup
2/3 c. chocolate chips vanilla ice cream powdered sugar

1. Cut chocolate tortilla into thirds.
2. Combine cream cheese, condensed milk, vanilla extract and lemon juice, and then blend in the chocolate chips. Place about 2 tablespoons cream cheese mixture on each tortilla slice, folding burrito style.
3. Freeze until nearly ready to serve.
4. Deep fry the chimis in batches about 2-3 minutes, not overcrowding the fry basket, then check that they’re done by lifting one out with tongs. Carefully, feel the cream cheese-filled center; it should be soft or spongy to the touch.
5. On individual serving plates, arrange the chimis along with a scoop of ice cream. Drizzle all with chocolate and caramel syrup, and then dust the plates with powdered sugar.