Baked Filipino Lumpia
Recipe adapted from the original Filipino Lumpia
Ingredients
  • 1 lb ground pork *
  • 1 can sliced water chestnuts diced small
  • 1 cup mushrooms diced small, this was 3 huge mushrooms
  • 1/2 lb cooked shrimp chopped small
  • 1/4 cup green onions diced
  • 1/3 cup sweet yellow onion diced
  • 2 large cloves fresh garlic pressed
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 2 eggs beaten and set aside in a small cup
  • Lumpia wrappers if you are lucky enough to live near an oriental market or spring roll wrappers
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil melted (or flavorless oil of your choice)
  • Sweet and sour dipping sauce I love this homemade sweet chili sauce
Instructions
  1. Combine everything except the eggs, oil and wrappers in a large bowl, and mix together with your hands. After everything is mixed together, cover it and let it sit in the fridge for at least an hour or as much as 24 hours before making the rolls.
  2. Open the lumpia wrappers and cut in half to form rectangular strips or in quarters to make bite size rolls.  The lumpia wrappers are larger than most eggroll or spring roll wrappers. If you are using spring roll wrappers, you can cut them in half or leave them the bigger size.
  3. Carefully peel the wrappers apart and place about a tablespoon of filling on each one. Roll them up into little tubes and seal the edges by dipping a finger into the eggs and then running it along the seam of the wrapper.
  4. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place the rolls on a silpat lined baking sheet (or grease the metal baking sheet). Brush the rolls lightly with oil and then place in the oven. Turn the rolls over after 10 minutes cooking and bake about 5 minutes more, or until they are golden brown. (I filled two baking sheets with the rolls and rotated the pans in the oven after I turned the rolls over.) Serve with sweet and sour dipping sauce of your choice. Enjoy!
  5. * The pork can be cooked and crumbled prior to combining with the other ingredients or it can be raw. It will have plenty of time to cook through while baking in the oven. I've made these both ways and they are delicious with either method.