The Freshman Cook: Southwestern Spring Rolls!

I love finger food. It may not be elegant, but it is almost always fun to eat. That is what these southwestern spring rolls are. They are fun. They could be served at a party, a buffet, or for the casual meal which we served this week. So let’s have some fun!:

Corn Niblets

Can of Refried Beans or our Cowboy Beans

Diced Tomatoes

Sliced Green Onion

Egg Roll Wrappers

Shredded Cheddar Cheese


Make an egg wash first. Crack your egg into a smallĀ 

bowl, add about 1 tablespoon of water, and whisk together.

Set aside until you egg roll is put together.

Lay your wrapper out so that you can begin building.

Sprinkle cheese on the egg roll. Place it in the middle ,

because you will be rolling with the sides inward.

Top your cheese with the beans.
Add some corn to the pile.
Add the chopped green onions.
Add chopped tomatoes.
Ā Fold the sides of the wrap in.
Bring the point of the wrap that is at the bottom up and fold over to the top. Roll the tucked sides in as you roll the egg roll up to the top point of the wrapper. You need to make this a little tight, but be careful of tearing the wrapper. Dip a pastry brush or finger into the egg wash.
Brush the edges of the top corner.
Double seal the egg rollĀ  top corner on the egg roll.
Fry the egg rolls in vegetable or canola oil.
Turn the rolls so that they can brown all over. Ā Make sure not to forget the sides. Drain on paper towels.
Let’s make a sauce to go with our rolls:

Avocado Sauce

1 smashed Avocado 1/4 cup Mayo 1/4 cup Sour Cream 1 tablespoon Buttermilk 1 1/2 teaspoons White Vinegar Dash Salt 1/8 teaspoon Dried parsley 1/8 teaspoon Onion Powder Dash Dried Dill Weed Hot Sauce to Taste Garlic Powder Put every ingredient in a bowl and mix well. Smash the avocado. For rome reason, unknown to me, I have no more pictures of the finished product. They seem to be lost??!!! Anyway, it is very pretty and tasty. You won’t be sorry you made these treats. They can be an appetizer or a side dish, or a snack, or whatever you want!! Thanks for joining me today. Tomorrow, we will be making chocolate quesadilla’s for this menus dessert. I hope to see you then!

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