Jan 27, 2012

Fresh Lumpia


I am back to doing what I love - which is cooking/baking. The only difference is that gives me more satisfaction now since I'm doing it for my family.  For a wife or mom, there is no greater pleasure than serving your husband and kids.



While we were at the supermarket yeterday, I saw monggo sprout (pasibol - the kind that you could use with Pad Thai)  and I immediately decided that I want to make vegetable lumpia. 

Filling:

  • monggo sprout
  • sweet potato, diced
  • cabbage, julienne
  • carrots, julienne 
  • minced meat
  • salt and pepper to taste
Crepe Wrapper
  • 1 c all purpose flour
  • 1/3 c cornstarch
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2  c water (you may add more depending on the consistency)
Sauce:
  • 1/4 c soy sauce
  • 1/8 c vinegar (optional)
  • 1 1/2 c water
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • minced garlic
Procedure:
  1. Cook the sweet potato until tender. Set aside.
  2. Use margarine instead of cooking oil. This will give a better taste to the vegetables.  
  3. Saute garlic and onion.
  4. Add the minced meat and saute until the meat changes color.
  5. Add the vegetables and chicken or beef broth.
  6. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  7. When the rest of the vegetables are tender, you may add the sweet potatoes.
  8. Set aside.


For the soy sauce, just mix all the ingredients in a sauce pan except for the minced garlic. Cook in a low to medium heat.  Continue stirring until the sauce becomes thick.  Set aside and add the minced garlic.


For the crepe, mix all the ingredients well.  Cook in a crepe maker or a non-stick pan. I cook mine in a non-stick pan and everything went well :)  Some use milk or butter in their crepes but I haven't tried that, maybe in the future. If you don't have enough time, you could always use the spring roll wrapper available in supermarkets but if you want to make your lumpia special, I suggest that you use the crepe wrapper.

I didn't put fresh greens (normally, lettuce) while wrapping the filling because I'm sure my kids will just take it out before indulging in lumpia :)

Cheers!

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