Election Party Appetizers: Egg Rolls

Another great finger food that we all love are egg rolls!  They are easier than you may think to make at home, and even if you have an Asian restaurant to get them from, you will definitely be deemed the ‘hostess with the mostess’ once people know you made these from scratch!

Ingredients: (Makes 8 larger eggrolls)
Dough:
2 Cups Flour
1 Egg
½ TSP Salt
¼ to ½ Cup Water
Filling:
1 Small Zucchini, cut into matchsticks
1 Carrot, cut into matchsticks
1 Small Eggplant, cut into matchsticks
3 Cloves Garlic, Minced
Soy Sauce (or Maggi Sauce if you don’t have the real thing…)
2 TBSP Oil + Oil for Frying
Dipping Sauce: (If you don’t have hot Chinese Mustard Available)
½ Cup Mustard
2 TBSP Hot Sauce (like Sriracha)

Directions:
In a small bowl, mix together egg, salt and a dash of water.
In a mixing bowl, add the flour and make a well in the center, pour the egg mixture into well, slowly mixing and adding a teaspoon of water a time until a dough forms.
Knead for 5-8 minutes and set aside while you prepare the filling (needs to rest for at least 25 minutes).
In a skillet, add oil, soy sauce and garlic, let sauté for a minute.
Add veggies and sauté until veggies are soft, remove from heat.
Once dough has rested, divide into 2, roll out each section into a thin large rectangle, and cut into 4.  This will make your 8 egg roll shells.
In a small bowl of mug, mix together some flour and water to make a paste.
Take the shell and fill with 1/8 of the veggie mixture, fold closed like an envelope, sealing edges shut with the flour and water paste.  Continue until all eggrolls are made.*
In a deep skillet or Dutch oven, heat oil for frying.  While oil is heating, mix together your mustard and hot sauce for the dipping sauce, set aside.
Once oil is hot, add eggrolls and fry until all sides are crispy.  Remove from oil and set on a paper towel for a minute to try.
*If you are serving these for a party, you can stop at this stage and set them on a plate, covered, for up to an hour so that they can be served hot when guests arrive.

Serve, with hot dipping sauce on the side, and eat while (hopefully) your political party is ahead in the polls.

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