March 30, 2009

Movie Monday

Doris Day's last feature film, With Six You Get Eggroll has a similar plot to Yours, Mine and Ours. Abby McClure (Doris Day) and Jake Iverson (Brian Keith) are two widows who meet, fall in love, get married and then try to make their children get along! Also features a very young Barbara Hershey and George Carlin in his first movie appearance.

I am a huge Doris Day fan.... I love all her movies and music. But before settling down to enjoy this slap-stick romantic Day classic - make your own eggrolls!


Eggrolls

  • 1 medium head cabbage
  • Olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped onion
  • 16 oz. shredded carrots
  • 1 small can water chestnuts, optional
  • 1 lg. can chicken - or 2 cooked chicken breasts, shredded
  • Pepper to taste
  • Approx. 1 cup soy sauce
  • Egg roll wrappers

  • Drizzle a couple tablespoons olive oil into a large pan. Saute garlic and onion until slightly caramelized. Add carrots and water chestnuts.
  • Cut cabbage in fourths - carefully wash and pat dry with a paper towel. Cut out hard core. Then chop cabbage into thin ribbons. Evenly spread cabbage over carrots and let them hang out for a few minutes. You may want to add a few tablespoons water - it helps everything cook a little quicker. Pepper to taste (I don't use salt, because of the soy sauce.)
  • Stir occasionally, making sure your filling is not sticking to the pan. Once cabbage is soft and almost translucent add chicken and soy sauce. Cook until soy sauce is completely absorbed. Take off heat and let cool for a few minutes.
  • Fill a saute pan with 1/2-1/3 inch vegetable oil and turn to medium heat. If you are using a deep fryer, follow instructions in the manual.

  • To fill wrappers: First get your station ready. Set out a cutting board, 1/4 cup measuring cup, tongs for frying and a plate covered in paper towels. You will also need a small bowl of water. Lay your first wrapper on cutting board in a diamond shape. Put 1/4 cup filling down middle of wrapper, horizontally. Fold the bottom up and over filling.

Fold in both side, tucking in to enclose filling.

Dip you fingers in the water; dampen top point and sides of the wrapper. Then roll up making sure the wrapper is sticking to itself and sealing everything. Very carefully place egg roll seam side down in hot oil. Fry until brown on all sides; place on paper towels.

*This recipe is very versatile - you can add shrimp, crab, pork or even ground beef. It's also a great way to use up leftover veggies - zucchini, squash, mushrooms... just finely chop everything.

*To make things more convenient you can use prepackaged coleslaw mix. They usually have a couple types of cabbage and shredded carrots - just leave out the included dressing!


Serve with soy sauce or your favorite dipping sauce and enjoy the movie!


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2 comments:

Vicki said...

How fun! I want to start a tradition of movie and coordinating food with my husband. I love Doris Day (and haven't seen this one) and my husband loves egg rolls. Perfect!

Amy @ Finer Things said...

I never would have thought of making my own eggrolls! Thanks for the recipe.