Today is my mother’s birthday, so this post is for her. Among her many cooking specialties are egg rolls, which she makes every Christmas and on other special occasions.
In college, she would sometimes send me back to school with a few egg rolls after a visit home. I’m not proud to admit, I never shared a single one with my roommate or friends. Couldn’t do it. I was hungry all the time in college (not much has changed) and those things were like gold. Whatever magnanimous spirit I may have possessed did not extend to mom’s egg rolls.
I was up in Boston last weekend visiting the family, and my mom and I shot this video of her making her awesome egg rolls. You’ll see that they’re quite different from the heavy, cabbage-filler egg rolls often served at Chinese restaurants with goopy duck sauce. My mom has her own preference of filling, but you can put whatever you like inside. They’re best eaten with a vinegar-soy dipping sauce or with hot sauce.
Hope you like the video! Let me know what you think.
And happy birthday, Mom!